April 25, 2020
Free admission, registration required
Salvadoran artist Irma Villafuerte will lead participants through a movement workshop inspired by the exhibition Emotional Landscapes at The Varley Art Gallery of Markham.
Emotional Landscapes juxtaposes works from the Varley Art Gallery’s collection with the contemporary practices of Jessic Karuhanga and Alex R.M. Thompson. Building on the nineteenth century English Romantic tradition, the Group of Seven captured the raw, emotioned nature of places like Algonquin Park. Their expressive melancholic and sublime landscapes are often devoid of human bodies. However still noticeable in them are marks indicative of human activity. Responding to the established, and at times problematic, narrative of historical Canadian landscape painting, Karuhanga and Thompson propose a political view of nature and landscape, one that acknowledges the consequences of the humans that live and work in it.
**Workshop has been cancelled due to COVID-19**
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Photo Credit – Kevin Jones