The Georgian Bay area has served as a rich source of creative inspiration for Canadian artists. From J.E.H. MacDonald’s etched images of Georgian Bay to Ed Bartram’s recent print works, Georgian Bay’s iconic beauty continues to be immortalized through extraordinary works of art. Like MacDonald, contemporary artist Ed Bartram spends his summers in the Georgian Bay area. His prints, produced using a range of innovative printmaking techniques, visually celebrate and share his connection, understanding, and memories associated with Georgian Bay. Rock formations containing striking patterns, which were cherished by MacDonald, are also cherished by Bartram who describes them as “Older than life itself.” Ed Bartram interprets the Georgian Bay landscape using traditional aspects of printmaking, while at the same time incorporating, and advancing new technologies to realize his ideas. The Eye Within explored the Georgian Bay area through seventeen large-scale prints by Ed Bartram and two Georgian Bay prints by J.E.H. MacDonald.
Curated by Chris Finn