This exhibition explores the landscape, a mainstay in Canadian art throughout our relatively short history as an economic nation. However, artists’ representations of landscape have shifted from the nationalist ambitions of the Group of Seven’s artistic program to contemporary representations that question the shortcomings of the experience and representation of landscape as an appropriate and universal cultural signifier. Exploring Landscape is built around a few favorite pieces from Gallery Lambton’s permanent collection including work by Emily Carr and Carl Schaffer. Juxtaposed with these will be contemporary representations of the Canadian landscape by contemporary artists including Ed Burtynsky, Leslie Peters and Kim Ouellette.
Guided tours of the current exhibitions can be arranged through Gallery Lambton staff. Enjoy a guided tour that will give your group a new appreciation for art, as well as the opportunity to exchange insights with others. Groups of any size, as well as school groups are welcome. Tours can be booked through Gallery Lambton year round. Guided tours are free. To further enhance your gallery experience, book a hands-on workshop for the end of the tour. The workshop will cost $3.00 per person and all materials are supplied. To book a tour, telephone the gallery at 519 336-8127.