(Bob Hainstock, New Landscape #170401 (The Rural-Urban Divide), Mixed Media on Rust collograph print)
Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place
October 6 – December 1, 2017
The exhibition, Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place presents work by Nova Scotia artist Bob Hainstock. The artist explores shifting rural landscapes that have been subjected to human, environmental and social alterations.
Looking first at Hainstock’s work, the viewer may be struck by the aesthetic treatment of the landscape, or of the visible mark-making inherent in the printmaking process. Underlying the work, however, is the way in which landscape is an important social site, in which we impose our associations, history and cultural values on the land. The images of abandoned villages, decaying barns, the scorched earth from mining and lumber speak simultaneously to the wreckage of human intervention and the aesthetic found in decay.
Please Join us for the opening reception on
Friday, October 6th, 7pm.
Artist will be in attendance, light refreshments served.
Organized by Acadia University Art Gallery.
Curator: Dr. Laurie Dalton