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Diana Thorneycroft: Canada, Myth and History

July 18, 2009 - November 29, 2009

Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft is known for creating provocative and controversial photographs that challenge her audience’s viewing experience. Her seemingly comical images composed of innocent subjects—dolls and toy figurines—and set against the landscapes of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries reveal, upon a closer examination, a deeper and darker meaning.

In the words of Thorneycroft, “Canadian history is full of awkward moments and that is more of a reality than this heroic landscape that the Group of Seven portrayed.” Through her dioramic compositions of everyday life and historical events unfolding against the majestic landscapes of the artists associated with the Group of Seven, Thorneycroft explores notions of national pride and cultural ideologies whilst deconstructing mythological narratives.

Curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements

Details

Start:
July 18, 2009
End:
November 29, 2009
Event Category:

Venue

10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
Phone:
1(905) 893-1121

Organizer

McMichael
Phone:
905.893.1121
Email:
info@mcmichael.com
Website:
https://mcmichael.com/