Bob Hainstock Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place

October 6, 2017 - December 1, 2017

Location: Acadia University Art Gallery

Bob Hainstock Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place


The exhibition, Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place presents work by Nova Scotia artist Bob Hainstock. The artist explores shifting rural landscapes that have been subjected to human, environmental and social alterations.
Looking first at Hainstock’s work, the viewer may be struck by the aesthetic treatment of the landscape, or of the visible mark-making inherent in the printmaking process. Underlying the work, however, is the way in which landscape is an important social site, in which we impose our associations, history and cultural values on the land. The images of abandoned villages, decaying barns, the scorched earth from mining and lumber speak simultaneously to the wreckage of human intervention and the aesthetic found in decay.

Organized by Acadia University Art Gallery. Curator: Dr. Laurie Dalton

October 6 - December 1, 2017 (Gallery closed on Mondays)

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