March 5 – April 11, 2015
Reception and artist talk, Saturday March 7 from 3-6 pm.
Laroche/Joncas gallery is very pleased to present Glacial, an exhibition of new paintings by Ottawa based artist Leslie Reid. This is the artists first solo show with the gallery.
The paintings in Glacial are part of a larger body of multimedia works which explores imagery from the artists residency in the North with the Canadian Forces Artists Program in August 2013.
After travelling extensively in Northern Canada and the High Artic with the Canadian Forces, Reid documented her journey through aerial photography and video of the areas first photographed by Royal Canadian Air Force Photo Squadrons in the early 1940s and 50s.
The resulting 7 paintings in the exhibition depict aerial views of glaciers and also closer details of the massive ice flows. Issues of climate change immediately come to mind when viewing these works and more specifically, global warming.
Leslie Reid’s work has long explored the perceptual and psychological sensations evoked by the experience of a particular place. Her paintings, and more recently videos, bring together the sensory effects of light and space with the lived history of that place, most often in landscape, and at times through images of family and touch on those feelings of danger, refuge and survival that reside there.
Her work was exhibited in 2012-13 in Builders: The Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada. In 2011 the retrospective Leslie Reid: A Darkening Vision was held at the Carleton University Art Gallery. This exhibition, curated by former Director Diana Nemiroff, featured paintings from 1975 to the present, as well as new ventures in video.
(text: Galerie Laroche/Joncas)
More info: http://larochejoncas.com