Nokomis & District Museum

EAGM displaying Canadian art at its most Canadian

Posted by Dan Holbrow on January 29th, 2014

In anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is presenting the city’s art goers with the artistic side of sport.

Opening on Jan. 16 in Gallery 1 was Liz Pead’s Breaking the Ice, which features the Canadian artist’s signature use of used and recycled hockey equipment to depict sweeping landscapes and vistas.

The pieces in the gallery reflect wilderness works of the Group of Seven as well as dramatic events in Canada’s history. At the EAGM, Pead displays Louis Riel’s surrender at Batoche and a colourful depiction of the wreckage of the plane crash site, which claimed the life of Bill Barilko, a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1940s and 50s.

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