Lately, we’ve become interested in art made by immigrants to Canada, and artists from other cultures whose work offers a refreshing counterpoint to the trendy things that come out of western art colleges.
We profiled Inhyuck Song, an excellent Vancouver-based Korean artist whose work caught our attention at the Art Expo in Toronto, and the Sri Lankan artist Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan, whose work was a part of SAVAC’s One Year Drawing Project in Toronto that we blogged about HERE.
An exhibition by Toronto-based Ukranian artist Natalia Laluque is on view at the Station Gallery in Whitby from July 25 – September 6, 2009. The Canadiana Project is a reflection of how this immigrant artist sees Canada, how she and others like her experience cultural identity – maintaining relationships with the history of their adopted country.
More images after the click..