Janet Read: High Arctic Light: landscapes of consciousness

This weekend is the last chance to see OSA member Janet Read’s exhibition at The Gallery at LE Shore in Thornbury.

Janet Read
High Arctic Light: landscapes of consciousness
Opening: Saturday March 30th, 2-4 pm, artist present
Exhibition runs: Sat. March 30 – Sat. Apr.27, 2019
The Gallery at LE Shore,
173 Bruce St S,Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0(519)599-3681

My current body of work presents “landscapes of consciousness” from a month’s immersion in high Arctic geography. Paintings reference the artist’s “being” in the natural world and encounters with those for whom the high north is both wild and home. These paintings are reflective of my personal experience, always aware that indigenous voices must be heard to tell their own stories and history. My work tells the story of a visitor, a sojourner to a remote and sublime region of Canada.

The high arctic landscape compelled my imagination with its austerity, light, space, fragility and beauty. Wilding and cultivation go hand in hand in this delicately balanced environment. My work explores these dualities to raise awareness of this fragile and beautiful part of our country through explorations of light, earth and sea.

Read is a painter, musician and poet, who grew up near the shores of Lake Simcoe.


feature image (at the the post): “a music more than breath but less than the wind”, 60×48, oil on linen, 2018

the vernacular of light, 60×42, oil on linen, 2018 (above)


the vernacular of light #2, 60×42, oil on linen, 2018 (above)