Natural/Urban Environments: Extending Parameters in Contemporary Canadian Landscape Art is a group exhibition featuring paintings, prints and poetry by thirteen Canadian artists represented in the University of Winnipeg’s art collection. The exhibition is curated by undergraduate students Geneviève Riou and Aaron Demeter as part of their practicum for their honours-level curatorial studies course.
Featuring works by Wanda Koop, Linus Woods, Caroline Dukes, Bill Lobchuk and eight other artists, all of whom have a connection to Manitoba, Natural/Urban Environments: Extending Parameters in Contemporary Canadian Landscape Art focuses on the depiction of both rural and city scenes. Landscape is an enduring theme in the history of art and the subject has remained a popular way to express the character of Canada’s geography. However, the ways in which artists depict landscapes has changed and expanded in recent decades, incorporating structures, people and different media. Natural/Urban Environments explores these new directions. The selected works display a multiplicity of ideas found within the University’s collection regarding the Canadian landscape, speaking to some of the diversity of this region, its peoples and its stories.