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Featuring works by: Vikky Alexander, Marten Berkman, Martha Louise Black, Toni Hafkenscheid,  Brian Jungen, Mark Lewis, Kevin Schmidt, Joseph Tisiga and Jin-me Yoon.

Untrue North depicts the romantic beauty of the North—for instance, photos of the Rocky Mountains. However, both subtle and overt allusions— to Romantic art and canonical landscape painting as well as to commercial nature photography, tourist postcards, various advertising media, and Hollywood film—show the romance of these landscapes to be more culturally constructed than actual. Accordingly, the exhibition asks whether the North can be truthfully represented in art, free of media and art historical mythology.

Opening Reception: Thursday January 12th at 5:30pm

We are very appreciative of loans of artwork from the artists and the following collections: Art Gallery of Ontario, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Judy Ciccaglione, The Power Plant, TrépanierBaer Gallery, University of Lethbridge and Yukon Archives.