Canadian art has changed since the Group of Seven, and a gallery in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an hopes a UWindsor visual arts professor emeritus can help give an update.
Iain Baxter& is heading to China this weekend to participate in the group exhibition “Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art” at the Xi’an Art Museum. He will recreate his Television Works: 10, 2014 and One Canada video work.
The museum’s director, Yang Chao, called Baxter&’s work “important for showing the diverse narratives of contemporary Canadian perspectives and uses of landscapes.”
He says the curators have chosen contemporary artists who have used the language of landscape to create significant works.
Baxter& is a conceptual artist who integrates photography, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and performing aspects into his work. An officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Order of British Columbia, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is also a finalist for the 2014 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Watch Baxter& and his partner Louise Chance-Baxter discuss their piece One Canada: