Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Artistic Reinterpretations

Carrying on where I left off yesterday with the works of Leslie Reid and Robert Kautik, this is the centrepiece of a three panel painting by Reid titled Into The Ice:  Bellot Strait, Sailing West, Looking South West. Bellot Strait is one of the most treacherous parts of the Northwest Passage.

This is the set as a whole.

A formidable photograph by Kautik.

And a larger look at this space to close things out.

The next gallery down featured a contemporary artist's comparison works with older works in the city's permanent collection. This is one of those older works, by Alan Collier. Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland dates to 1970.

The contemporary artist is Don Kwan, whose family background is Chinese, and who works in a mix of mediums- blending a lantern of his background with the great outdoors of Canadiana, for instance, as seen in these photographs. The set of photographs is collectively titled Landscape And Loss: Winter, Spring, Summer, And Fall.

A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven painted Lake Kashagawigmog, Haliburton in 1925.

Henri Masson painted October, Lake Near Mount Cascade, Wakefield, Quebec in 1974.

Kwan's response is this multimedia work, Lantern In Decline.

Here we have Sunlight In The Forest by Emily Carr, circa 1912.

Woods By The Lake, Muskoka is by Paraskeva Clark, from 1968.

High Water, Bancroft is a 1933 painting by Yvonne McKague Housser.

And Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven painted Mount Thule, Bylot Island in 1930.


  1. Good examples of contemporary painting.

  2. I like the painting in fall colours and also the last one. The cloud looks like 3 hands with pointed finger or 3 side faces.

  3. I very much like the image with what appear to me anyway to be birch trees.

  4. Beautiful landscapes and a lovely exhibit. Take care, have a happy day!

  5. Admiro el arte, en todas sus ramas.

  6. I think I ought to sit and sketch today. Thanks for the inspiration.
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  7. ...artists see things differently.

  8. I like the Terra Nova National Park and several of the last ones best.

  9. Really wonderful paintings. The first set by Leslie Reid reminded me of a friend who painted this kind of works. He died of covid a year ago, seeing this paintings is quite touching now.

  10. @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Nancy: it just occurred to me that I didn't label the latter half. Must remedy that today.

    @Revrunner: that one stands out.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: I agree.

    @Ventana: thanks.

  11. @David: that's true.

    @Jennifer: a good idea.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Tom: that is true.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Jan: i can appreciate that.

  12. That painting in your last photo grabbed my attention.

  13. Wonderful exhibit, beautiful paintings.

  14. I like that 1st grouping of paintings a lot.

  15. I could easily spend a lot of time with such fine paintings.

  16. I like the one with the trees in autumn colors.

  17. Pine Trees is my favorite ~ all awesome art and photos of it ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Paintings looks great. Greetings from "orvokki"

  19. Great place to spend the day and see some good art. William

  20. Some fabulous works here William, the first is my favourite though.

  21. I like the differing depictions of trees:)

  22. @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Sharon: mine too.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @RedPat: as do I.

    @John: they're good ones.

    @Aritha: as do I.

  23. @Carol: thank you.

    @Orvokki: thanks.

    @Cloudia: it is, yes.

    @Gemel: it stands out.

    @Joanne: I agree.

    @Rosie: me too.