Leslie Reid

Cape Pine: The Road

2011
In 2011, Leslie Reid spent three days in Cape Pine, Newfoundland, a community that had been scarred by a family tragedy three decades earlier. Reid recalls feeling the victims' presence in "all the richness of detail and nuance of the place: by the cairn, by the station, by the tracks marked in the gravel." Translating her sentiments onto canvas, these recent works resonate meaningfully with some of her earliest forays into landscape painting. "In choosing these images for the paintings," she comments, "I was aware of a very strong resonance with my own family history and life, and with what I have long been searching for in my work."
Artist
Title
Cape Pine: The Road
Date
2011
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil and alkyd on canvas
Dimensions
154.8 x 246 x 6.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2012
Accession number
45406