1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
This new body of work developed by senior artist Dorothy Caldwell continues her exploration of place, how we mark the land, and how it is visualized in our mapping practices. The scope of her research includes extensive travel in both the Australian Outback and Canadian Arctic. Both are powerful desert landscapes populated by indigenous people whose cultures have adapted to the harsh conditions of the land.
“The works for the exhibition are a response to these experiences and how they relate to my own sense of place. Ultimately one comes back to the familiar landscape with renewed perspective and ongoing questions about interpreting images and values of another culture in light of our own experience.”
Friday Night ART Live Opening: Friday, January 16, 7:00pm
Dorothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and presently maintains an active international teaching and exhibition schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario. She has carried out research projects in Japan and India, and has worked "on site" in the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic. She is the recipient of Canada Council grants and other awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award/Governor Generals Award. Her work is included in permanent, and private collections including the American Museum of Art and Design, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Canadian Museum of History, Hull Quebec, International Quilt Museum and Study Centre University of Nebraska, and the Canadian Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Cambridge Art Galleries, and others.