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David Blackwood: An Exhibition from the Ron and Ginetta Barbaro Gift to the AGW

June 6, 2013 - September 8, 2013

AWE Gallery

David Blackwood, Kean’s Men waiting for the S.S. Bellaventure, 1968, etching, aquatint and drypoint on wove paper, 9/10, 80.0 cm x 50.0 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

This exhibition continues the AGW’s work to explore the diversity and richness of its collection, profiling the Gallery’s holdings by this important artist and exceptional printmaker whose works are strongly affiliated with Newfoundland culture and history.

Guest curated by Dr. Katharine Lochnan, this exhibition draws on her expertise at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she organized the exhibition Black Ice: David Blackwood, Prints of Newfoundland in 2011. Lochnan is known for her work on European and Canadian art, and for her expertise in building on the remarkable print collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario where she has been a longstanding curatorial figure. Here, in consultation with Blackwood, she addresses his family background and history in Newfoundland, his province of birth, and brings insights into the subjects and stories motivating the artist and the role of his experiences in those works. The strength of Newfoundland history shown in this collection foregrounds an important cultural dimension to the AGW’s holdings and opens for consideration the many unique communities that form Canada’s history and identity.

Ron and Ginetta Barbaro have sustained an ongoing interest in Blackwood’s work and we are grateful to them for this passion and for their philanthropic interests in supporting the growth of the Gallery’s collection.

For more information about the artist, visit www.davidblackwood.com.

In this exhibit

David Blackwood, Kean’s Men waiting for the S.S. Bellaventure, 1968, etching, aquatint and drypoint on wove paper, 9/10, 80.0 cm x 50.0 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

David Blackwood, Grenfell Rescued, 1977, etching and aquatint on wove paper, artist's proof, 8/10 ed. 50, 70.0 cm x 55.0 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

David Blackwood, Spring (Georgian Bay), 1966, etching, aquatint, (resin ground) on wove paper, 21/25, 57.8 cm x 50.3 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

David Blackwood, Captain Arthur Jackman, 1970, etching and aquatint on wove paper, diptych, 50.5 cm x 80.3 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

David Blackwood, Wesleyville: Seabird Hunters Crossing the Reach, 1981, etching, aquatint and drypoint on wove paper, 26/50, 80.0 cm x 49.8 cm, Gift of Ron and Ginetta Barbaro, 2003

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