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Winter Gardens

January 9, 1999 - February 21, 1999


Curator:
Year 1999 Theme Modernist Survivals, Nova Scotian Artists, Photography

In the winter of 1995-96, Charlotte Lindgren traveled across Canada by train, photographing private and public gardens at each stop. The exhibition presented 30 of the colour photographs resulting from this journey. The images illustrate Canada’s regional diversity in ways that are unique to the “bare and brilliant” season. Locales include Japanese and Chinese gardens in Vancouver, ice sculpture in Edmonton, and spectacular drifts at the Manitoba Delta. Lindgren’s images document cultural responses to the natural variables of weather and terrain.

Opening
In the afternoon of Sunday 10 January, Alex Wilson (Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History) introduced the artist, Charlotte Lindgren, who then presented her time-based work.