Rain Shadow

Todd Gronsdahl, C.R.E.A.M. (Collection and Reuse of Environmental and Available Means), 2021 Works in the background by lessLIE and Jerry Pethick. Photo: Sean Fenzl courtesy of Nanaimo Art Gallery

Rain Shadow

Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC - To Apr 25

by Robin Laurence

The title of this group show suggests not only the dialogue between the mountainous Northwest Coast landscape and the movement of rain clouds, west to east, but also the ways in which artists grapple with a sense of place and belonging. Through paintings, sculpture, video and illustration, the 10 artists allude to claims made on ancient lands and shifting relationships to the natural and built environments. As thematic introduction, curator Jesse Birch quotes poet Lisa Robertson: “I love the elsewhere of moving clouds.”

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