Burnstown sculptor Richard Gill Forms “Fragments of Canada's History”
At Bittersweet Gallery
Opens September 28 to October 14, 2019
Many of us may marvel at the ancient architectural wonders that compel us to travel the world over. But the essence rests in the history of the foundation.
Victories and failures, traditions and heritage, make history ever changing, yet ever
What historical or past events do you think of when pondering what has shaped
the Canada we know today? For artist/sculptor Richard Gill it varies and fascinates, from the tragic to victorious, the well known and the lesser. It compels him to shape it and in his own fashion, helps cultures to thrive.
The show will comprise of events like: the first encounter of the vikings landing in Newfoundland, the unveiling of the Avro Arrow (that his own father worked on), the Metis buffalo hunt, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Pier 21 arrival of immigrants...
Klondike gold rush,
Winnipeg General Strike of 1919,
Charter of Rights and Freedom,
the hippies in Yorkville, and the Rolling Stones at the El Mocambo
In no particular chronological order Richard has narrated and interpreted the above fragments of Canada's past, to name a mere few. Over 50 pieces shaped first in his mind, then formed in the hands of a seasoned sculptor whose chosen and instinctive material is the resilient and permanent medium of kiln-fired clay in relief.
“Whether you like history or not, there's no denying the impact it leaves on us.”
Henry David Thoreau.
“Fragments of Canada's History“marks Richard's 47th annual fall show. It opens Saturday, September 28 and continues to October 14 in his studio at Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown. His ongoing work and those of over 50 Canadian artists can be seen year round. The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5.
For more information contact Cheryl or Richard at 613 432 5254 or 613 433 9990.
View Richard's Fall Show 2015
View Richard's Fall Show 2016
View Richard's Fall Show 2017
View Richard's Fall Show 2018