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.
Prairie Abstraction: Selections from the Collection
July 10, 1998 - October 4, 1998
Intellectual, vibrant, pensive, and intuitive: these adjectives describe the paintings, prints, and sculpture which comprise the exhibition Prairie Abstraction: Selections from the Collection. The exhibition documents what art historian Russell Harper has termed “the modernist wave” which swept Canada’s three prairie provinces during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Prairie Abstraction incorporates the art of several well-known artists, including Kenneth Lochhead, Ronald Bloore, Roy Kiyooka, and Ted Goodwin. Together, these and other western painters helped to expand the definition of art in Canada, and caught the attention and praise of art circles as far away as New York.