The Acadia University Art Gallery presents: “Maud Lewis: A Life Collected”
By Dr. Laurie Dalton, Director and Curator
August 3 – September 30, 2018
Join us for the opening reception on August 3 at 7pm!
Much of the way in which people have come to understand the artist has been a result of storytelling. This exhibition presents a selection of Maud Lewis artwork from private collections, along with memories of how people have come to collect her work. These demonstrate the ways in which we have come to remember, know, and situate the work of the artist.
While Maud Lewis is firmly embedded in the folk art canon, her work can also be understood within wider discussions of history. Modern artists presented new ways of seeing and brought experimentation into their work. Paintings of landscape, for example, no longer adhered to strict rules of perspective, realism and colour, but rather challenged our perspective and used colour as an expressive form in and of itself.
Acadia University Art Gallery
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville