Art Windsor-Essex respectively 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 Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Kenneth Saltmarche: Dedicated Visions
November 30, 2018 - September 29, 2019
Atlantic Storm Coming, 1978, coloured pencil on paper, 36.0 cm x 28.0 cm, Gift of Mrs. Ian Hooley, 1978
In celebrating 75 years of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s history, it is important to pay tribute to Kenneth Saltmarche. Over the course of a nearly forty-year career which focused on building a community presence for a public art gallery in Windsor, Saltmarche demonstrated a sustained commitment to a professional vision which informed the growth of the AGW and its collection.Kenneth Saltmarche: Dedicated Visions reveals that he also maintained a personal aesthetic vision evident in his active pursuit of a visual art practice. This exhibition presents a range of Saltmarche’s art which demonstrates his interest in exploring several art genres over the duration of his artistic practice. Landscape, still life, official portraits as well as informal portraits of family members and acquaintances were also subjects which Saltmarche rendered in oil, watercolour and ink mediums. His artistic choices were carefully considered and presented in an engaging range of stylistic approaches developed as a means for communicating an intimate expression of a particular moment. All exhibited works are drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.