Future Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told. The exhibition examines the period after Confederation in 1949, placing historical works in conversation with works by contemporary artists. This is the second part of a ground-breaking, two-part series that looks at the art history and iconography of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The exhibition will be accompanied in Fall 2019 by a major publication that marks the first comprehensive art history of the province.
For the exhibition “Future Possible: The Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present,” The Rooms commissioned interviews with notable provincial artists. History has many voices. Within any community, it is often artists who document and respond to culture as it happens. These interviews provide a chance to hear directly from artists about their experiences in this province.
Exhibited works include pieces by: Angela Antle, Anne Meredith Barry, Jordan Bennett, David Blackwood, Luben Boykov, Fanny Broomfield, Kailey Bryan, Marlene Creates, Emily Critch, Andrea Cooper, Emily Flowers, Caroline Gillet, Scott Goudie, Kym Greeley, Jonathan S. Green, Pam Hall, James Hansen, John Hartman, Barbara Hunt, George Hunter, Thaddeus Holownia, Daze Jefferies, Frank Lapointe, Jamie Lewis, Arthur Lismer, Marc Losier, Marlene MacCallum, Logan MacDonald, Mary Ann Penashue, Rae Perlin, Robert Pilot, Barbara Pratt, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Barry Pottle, Daniel Rumbolt, Nicholas Aiden Ryan, Helen Parsons Shepherd, Reginald Shepherd, Gerald Squires, Melissa Tremblett, Scott Walden, Terry White, D'Arcy Wilson, Don Wright, Faune Ybarra
Slideshow Gallery Image: Jordan Blackburn