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A Fresh Perspective: The Canadiana Project

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.

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Natalia Laluque, Taste Canadian, Oil on canvas, photocopy on paper, 2006. Image: natalialaluque.com

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..

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Natalia Laluque, Known and Unknown Heroes of Canada, Oil on canvas, photocopy on paper, charcoal, 2006.
Image: natalialaluque.com

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Natalia Laluque, Kayaking for Jesus, Oil on canvas, 2007. Image: natalialaluque.com

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Natalia Laluque, Doukhobor Women, Oil on canvas, acrylic, newspaper, 2008. Image: natalialaluque.com

Please click HERE for more on the gallery, and HERE for the artist’s website.

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