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High Arctic Light

Drawings in oil and graphite have a gestural immediacy in their depiction of churning ocean and cold light that provides a counterpoint to the major canvases.

Type of Exhibition: Art

HIGH ARCTIC LIGHT: Paintings by Janet Read

“…Read created a series of oil paintings in response to her recent visit to the far north. Their generous dimensions express both the vastness of her subject and her experience as observer, participant, and communicator for this formidable and awe-inspiring landscape. … There is a layering of pigment over pigment, with azure blue as a dominant colour, then hints of Read’s former signature reds emerging in small subtle patches. … Drawings in oil and graphite have a gestural immediacy in their depiction of churning ocean and cold light that provides a counterpoint to the major canvases.” – Excerpt from an essay by Margaret Rodgers

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Read was born in Toronto, but her roots go back to the Ottawa Valley Irish, Belfast, and county Wexford in Ireland, explaining a fondness for fiddle music, poetry and the sea. Exhibitions include the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, with a catalogue, Ocean as Vessel. Public and private collections hold her work.

 

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Start Date:

December 1, 2021

End Date:

December 31, 2021

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