Gallery@501 presents O Canada (I’m sorry)

February 22, 2017

Gallery@501 presents O Canada (I’m sorry)

The Gallery@501 is pleased to present the latest exhibit celebrating Canada’s 150 anniversary of confederation: O Canada (I’m sorry), by Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft.

Thorneycroft’s work from Group of Seven Awkward Moments and A People’s History will be on display from March 3 to April 30, 2017 at Gallery@501 (501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park). Throughout the series Group of Seven Awkward Moments, Thorneycroft investigates the relationship between the Canadian landscape and national identity. Reproductions of paintings by the famous Canadian collective, The Group of Seven, are used as backdrops to the dioramas' Thorneycroft photographs.  (The Group of Seven is made up of seven artists, who in the 1920s, decided to exhibit together).

A People’s History explores examples of Canadian society that exemplify the word “awkward”. Many of these awkward moments are horrors and historic moments that we, as Canadians, would rather forget.  Thorneycroft feels that Canadian history is full of awkward moments and that is more of a reality than the heroic landscape the Group of Seven portrayed.

The public is invited to the O Canada (I’m Sorry) opening reception on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The collection will be on display until Sunday, April 30.

For more information or call 780-410-8585.

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