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I love the innate theatricality of this work, a moment suspended in time but so potentially destructive. I also love the use of different materials. The coyote, bronze, resilient and enduring, representing both the hunted and the hunter; the beaver and the lilypads, porcelain, delicate and beautiful but so vulnerable. I think this piece is such a powerful statement about the fragility of human and environmental ecosystems. It’s hard not to think of the saying you reap what you sow in response to the title of this work. Harvest means something new to me each time I see it.
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My favorite work of art in the Gallery collection is Gathie Falk’s Eighteen Pairs of Red Shoes with Roses, because she was the first artist I met when I began working at the Gallery in 2001. At the exhibition opening, which was the first event I planned, I was very taken with the artist’s work and could not believe that such beautiful, whimsical pieces had been created by this tiny lady. I still think about those incredible red shoes and am working toward collecting 18 pairs of my own! The photo here is of another of Gathie Falk’s wonderful pieces paying tribute to the wonders of red footwear.
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Prudence Heward’s Rollande is one of my favorite paintings. I am inspired by the way Heward challenges societal notions of femininity through her use of a palette that is not traditionally feminine and her daring use of strong, structured lines which impart power to her composition. Rollande’s direct gaze, impassive expression, defiant stance, and her placement in front of the fence all seem to say “I will not be confined.” Feminism is about changing how the world perceives the strength and the roles of women in society; in a time when the role of women in art was limited, Heward did just that.
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This painting brings me home. Having grown up with a similar painting on the wall of my parents’ living room, it was very unexpected to be welcomed to the National Gallery of Canada with a familiar sight. The bright colours and geometric patterns of this piece are exciting and bold and bring back memories of my grandfather, who knew and worked alongside Oscar Cahén in the 1950s at Chatelaine and Maclean’s.
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Art was my favorite subject in high school and Lawren Harris was the first painter I learned about. He’s been one of my favorites ever since. What I love about this painting are the cool colours, the abstract simplicity and the serenity of the environment. It is often said that Harris liked to paint experiences. When I look at this masterpiece, I feel as if I am in the landscape, experiencing the majesty of nature.
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