A new exhibit invites us to discover landscapes through the lens of seven Canadian photo-artists
OTTAWA, Dec. 21, 2018 Winter walks in Ottawa's ByWard Market just got better: Through the Lens of… Landscape in Contemporary Canadian Photography is a unique outdoor exhibition in the Beaux-arts, Tin House and Jeanne-d'Arc courtyards that explores the personal vision of seven Canadian artists as they reflect on what landscape is and what it means to us.
These images represent a variety of landscapes, real and imagined, and reveal diverse territories that are a repository of memory and history. From the local LeBreton Flats by Lorraine Gilbert to the west coast Mount Edziza National Park #2 by award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky, each image will transport you and allow you to think about how you see the world.
This outdoor exhibition is presented by Canadian Heritage in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada. It features reproductions of works selected from the Canadian Photography Institute collection, runs from December 2018 until March 2020.
The exhibit is part of Canadian Heritage's Art in the Capital program, which aims to raise the profile of Canadian public art in the urban spaces of Canada's Capital Region.
"I am pleased to discover this latest installation developed by the Art in the Capital Program, which showcases the work of seven Canadian photographers—some of whom are known internationally. Our landscape is what makes us who we are, so I encourage the Capital's residents and visitors alike to take a moment to view these wonderful images, and to reflect on their meaning and representation of Canadian identity."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriquez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada is pleased to present images from the collection in a format specifically designed for a non-institutional setting at the exhibition Through the Lens of… Landscape in Contemporary Canadian Photography in the ByWard Market. It is especially satisfying for us to see these photographs in this outdoor setting, where a wide variety of viewers will enjoy them at all times of the day and night, and in all kinds of weather. We hope the outdoor show piques people's curiosity about art photography and the CPI collection, and moves them to come to the Gallery to see the many wonderful photographs we have on view here."
—Ann Thomas, Acting Chief Curator, National Gallery of Canada
Photo art refers to a photographic image that has been changed or augmented by the addition of paint, ink or digital manipulation. The original subject is transformed into something that reflects the photo-artist's personal vision.
The seven Canadian artists featured in the exhibition are Lorraine Gilbert, Edward Burtynsky, Holly King, Barbara Spohr, Shelley Niro, Sarah Anne Johnson and Ivan Binet.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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