From the jungles of Borneo to the Niagara Escarpment, award winning Canadian artist Duane Nickerson continues to explore the topography of the our natural environment in a new exhibition of oil paintings. The exhibition opening with the artist in attendance will be Friday February 8 from 5-8pm. The exhibition runs until March 2nd.
Duane Nickerson is an award winning Canadian artist who has exhibited his work in galleries from Singapore to Toronto and his work resides in prominent collections around the world, from New Zealand to the United Kingdom and Canada. The recipient of a Governor Generals’ Gold medal award and Ontario Arts Council exhibition grants, Nickerson continues to probe the potential of painting as a medium for expression.
Nickerson’s current work is rooted in the tradition of landscape painting, a long and varied tradition that extends to the dawn of human civilization and is featured prominently in the art making tradition of Canada. The uninhabited landscape is a key facet of Canadian identity, and it is becoming a prominent symbol for the environmental movement. Our growing awareness that the human species faces hard limits to its growth and consumption makes Nickerson’s detailed paintings of untethered, floating trees poignant reminders of the fragility of life.