Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Flowers: The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson
November 9, 2002 - January 19, 2003
This exhibition includes a variety of paintings, prints, and sketches. They range from small still life works notable for their simplicity and elegance, to urban scenes that feature flowering trees, to unruly garden vistas that recall the Group of Seven’s fascination with the larger, rugged wilderness. In each work, the apparently simple subject, even if seen as modest and delicate, has great dignity, and is thoughtfully investigated and powerfully realized. The flowers assert themselves in a manner than MacDonald described as “items in a big idea, the spirit of our native land.”