David Blackwood

Ocean + Outport

David Blackwood, Twilight: Bishop’s Shed, Wesleyville Down on the Room, 2012. Encaustic on wood 62 x 40 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of The Eric Sprott Family, 2017-61

UNTIL MAY 26, 2019

Ocean + Outport is the WAG's first solo exhibition of work by celebrated printmaker and painter David Blackwood. Born on Newfoundland’s eastern coast, the artist renders the region’s outport architecture and tools, important historical events and figures, and strange but enduring social practices.

Blackwood is a master of hot and cold. Often setting his scenes at night, he routinely offsets the cool greys of the North Atlantic with a lantern’s glowing flame. Blackwood’s imagery is a marriage of opposites, whether between human beings and the harsh environment they rely on, or tradition and modernization. For more, click here.

David Blackwood: Ocean + Outport is made possible by a pair of recent donations of the artist’s work, generously given to the WAG by the E.I. du Pont Canada Company and the family of Eric Sprott.

Curated by Andrew Kear

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