"ReEncounter", -Cascadian Seduction- by W. David Ward, June 24th - July 8th, IN TORONTO

The Loch Gallery is pleased to present "ReEncounter", -Cascadian Seduction- by W. David Ward

Twenty-eight years after my artistic journey began, I was drawn back to an ancient village site in the heart of Haida Gwaii, where something took a hold of me once – possessed me – and set my life on a very different path. Emily Carr described a spirit felt so intensely, it draws us like a magnet, then passes through us, and our work – 'particles', 'perpetually moving'. The creative energy here is tangible; and on occasion, it is physically manifest. I feel now I understand what our Haida friends refer to when they speak so casually of the supernatural beings. I have been haunted ever since by the spirit of this place – the Genius Loci – and a moment of inspiration, an epiphany in fact, inspired by a forgotten totem pole, hidden in the forest shadows.

That creative spirit does have the 'power to call others' as Carr suggested it would, and the 2016 'ReEncounter' expedition was an expression of this. The short film, Eyes Of Society, documents our collaborative project – a Quest, of sorts, to relocate the elusive Killer Whale / Thunderbird Memorial pole – and now I begin the next chapter of this story, and a series of new works.

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View the film EYES OF SOCIETY at Ward's exhibition opening! Inspired and filmed in Gwaii Haanas National Park, David and 5 other artists share an artist's lens in today's society over the course of an 150km kayaking journey. 

This film was recently a feature documentary on Air Canada's inflight programming.

Selected artwork: 
The Narrows by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - The Narrows
Acrylic on Canvas
11.75 x 16 in
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Cascadian Seduction by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Cascadian Seduction
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 21.25 in
Available
Maestro – Tanu by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Maestro – Tanu
Acrylic on Canvas
10.25 x 17.5 in
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Peri by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Peri
Acrylic on Canvas
13.5 x 16 in
Available
The Inlet by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - The Inlet
Acrylic on Canvas
11.5 x 14 in
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Of Fire and Stone by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Of Fire and Stone
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5 x 36 in
Available
Fallen Cedar – Bald Eagle by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Fallen Cedar – Bald Eagle
Graphite on Watercolour Board
3.75 x 12.25 in
Sold
Ninstints – Key Deer by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Ninstints – Key Deer
Graphite on Watercolour Board
4 x 12.25 in
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Stone Beach by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Stone Beach
Graphite on Watercolour Board
4 x 12.25 in
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Windy Bay – study by W. David Ward
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W. David Ward - Windy Bay – study
Acrylic on Watercolour Board
5 x 14 in
Available
Date(s): 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am - Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Artist(s): 
Location(s): 
Loch Gallery, Toronto

 

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