Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016

September 29 - November 27, 2016

Mulcahy Family Gallery

This year, the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition marks its 15th anniversary at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. This juried exhibition was named in honour of the Group of Seven member and Canadian landscape painter Franklin Carmichael – an Orillia native, born in 1890.

The exhibition’s subtitle, “Tradition Transformed”, was added to show that the exhibition welcomes all art media and interpretations of the Canadian landscape. It also follows Carmichael’s own progressive visions and views on art. His initially stylized art was transformed to best portray and re-create Canada’s rugged wilderness during a time where the world was different than today. As a member of the Group of Sven he joined his fellow artists by interpreting landscapes as they saw them.

The exhibition will showcase unique representations of landscape with artworks that examine and re-work images of Canada’s landscape. Each piece brings a story, a question, a comment or critique. A wide variety of media transform the notion of the traditional landscape. Through the eyes of Canada’s changing and varied society, the entity of the landscape has been re-imagined. Canadian landscape is not only a place of national character and pride, but also a mirror that reflects the change, settlement, and environmental deterioration seen through the eyes of Canadians from all backgrounds and walks of life. Tradition Transformed also showcases that ever-changing landscape of the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity.

On behalf of the Orillia Museum of Art & History, we hope you enjoy the 2016 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed. This juried show features a range of professional and emerging artists, with collaborations and changing views on contemporary and traditional Canadian landscapes. The works selected honour Carmichael’s legacy of progressive and unique ways of approaching the varied landscapes of Canada.

2016 Participating Artists:

2016 Artists

Gayle Dempsey
Katja van den Enden
Erin Fitzgibbon
Erin Whittier
Adele Derkowski
Kristina Maus
Dasha Valakhanovitch
Jesse Strong
Douglas Porter
Maggie MacInnis
Thomas Henrickson
Ray Cicin
Marlene Bulas
Linda Briskin
Julie Gemuend
Judy Archer
Grace Dam
Susan Clark
Luci Dilkus
George Szabo
Ryan Sobkovich
Rebecca Anweiler
Rod Prouse
Carl Vickers
Jane Austin
Tracey Lawko
Andrew Ackerman
Claudia Mandler McKnight
Trevor Jamieson
Gita Karklins
Erin Riley
Lorna Mulligan
Laurie Southall
Ripley Whiteside
Sofie Sharom
Sandy Middleton
Nic Cooper
Joanne Lomas
Tammy McClennan
Sonja Ng
Caroline Chan
Trudy Perks
Cathy Groulx
Sylvia Galbraith
Anita Granger
Sarah Nordean
Diana Hillman
John Hofstetter
Andrea End
Lorraine Zandvliet
Peter Fyfe
Amelie Jerome
Jennifer Crane
Ross Skoggard
Peter Adams
Blake Chorley
Megan Fitzgerald
James Olley
Elaine Bremer
Mary Anderson
Mary Elizabeth Duggan
Phil Irish
Lauren Satok