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.
Quiet Harmony: The Art of Mary Hiester Reid
May 4, 2002 - July 7, 2002
This exhibition provides a generous overview of Mary Hiester Reid’s career, including over sixty works that represent her principal subjects of still life, landscape, interior scenes, portraiture and figurative work. Althought she did incorporate subtle changes into her aesthetic sensibilities as the years passed, in general she maintained a dedication to 19th-century notions as the importance of achieving “effect.”
The paintings of Mark Hiester Reid are often apt examples of social and aesthetic paradigms at work in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Quiet Harmony offers insight into Reid’s career, and the fluctuating cultural and social conditions over the past century.