Jim Reid 's work is connected to the 19th century landscape painting tradition. At the same time it indicates the profound shift that has taken place in our relationship with nature. For centuries western culture has sought to demystify and control nature, and today no corner of the earth is unaltered by technology. Yet, nature remains beyond our control, infinitely complex and enigmatic, and also inseparable from our own history.     site: Don Valley, Toronto, 1986

Jim Reid's work is connected to the 19th century landscape painting tradition. At the same time it indicates the profound shift that has taken place in our relationship with nature. For centuries western culture has sought to demystify and control nature, and today no corner of the earth is unaltered by technology. Yet, nature remains beyond our control, infinitely complex and enigmatic, and also inseparable from our own history.  

 site: Don Valley, Toronto, 1986

      The work process involves transporting the paintings to various painting sites. Jim Reid likes the immediacy of working outdoors on the land, where the elements may become collaborators in the painting process.    site: Caledon, 1983

 

The work process involves transporting the paintings to various painting sites. Jim Reid likes the immediacy of working outdoors on the land, where the elements may become collaborators in the painting process.  

site: Caledon, 1983

  The Canadian Shield:  This iconic landscape is the location of some of the Earth's oldest bedrock. Traces of  glaciation and other geologic events are everywhere. Thousands of years of human activity is also interwoven with this ancient topography.      Works from the  Terraforms  series are three-dimensional hybrids. Casts taken directly from the site were combined with manufactured materials, natural fragments and acrylic paint.  site: Muskoka 1991

The Canadian Shield: This iconic landscape is the location of some of the Earth's oldest bedrock. Traces of  glaciation and other geologic events are everywhere. Thousands of years of human activity is also interwoven with this ancient topography. 

   Works from the Terraforms series are three-dimensional hybrids. Casts taken directly from the site were combined with manufactured materials, natural fragments and acrylic paint.

site: Muskoka 1991

  The   Niagara Escarpment  is a 725km long ridge of limestone that was once an ancient seabed. Shaped by both geological and human forces, it has often become a battleground over land use: conservation versus industrial. Still, it remains a ribbon of wildness traversing Southern Ontario.     Over many months the paint surfaces are built up and gouged. The elements take their toll, and earlier layers are obliterated as the painting transforms.  site: Caledon 1993

The Niagara Escarpment is a 725km long ridge of limestone that was once an ancient seabed. Shaped by both geological and human forces, it has often become a battleground over land use: conservation versus industrial. Still, it remains a ribbon of wildness traversing Southern Ontario.

   Over many months the paint surfaces are built up and gouged. The elements take their toll, and earlier layers are obliterated as the painting transforms.

site: Caledon 1993

  The   Peel Plain:  Northwest of Toronto, the historic farmlands of the Peel Plain reveal a time-layered working of the land, but these are endangered spaces. The region is being rapidly transformed by urban expansion.     Paint and canvas are transported to the sites. The resulting paintings are a contemplation of timelessness and impermanence.  site: W. of Mississauga Road, 2016

The Peel Plain: Northwest of Toronto, the historic farmlands of the Peel Plain reveal a time-layered working of the land, but these are endangered spaces. The region is being rapidly transformed by urban expansion.

   Paint and canvas are transported to the sites. The resulting paintings are a contemplation of timelessness and impermanence.

site: W. of Mississauga Road, 2016

 Jim Reid is represented in Toronto by  Lonsdale Gallery.    2010 solo exhibition  Forces of Nature  : Feral apple trees      

Jim Reid is represented in Toronto by Lonsdale Gallery.

 2010 solo exhibition Forces of Nature : Feral apple trees

 

 

 Lonsdale Gallery 2016 solo exhibition  Field of Vision : The Peel Plain       

Lonsdale Gallery 2016 solo exhibition Field of Vision: The Peel Plain 

 

 

  Jim Reid 's work is connected to the 19th century landscape painting tradition. At the same time it indicates the profound shift that has taken place in our relationship with nature. For centuries western culture has sought to demystify and control nature, and today no corner of the earth is unaltered by technology. Yet, nature remains beyond our control, infinitely complex and enigmatic, and also inseparable from our own history.     site: Don Valley, Toronto, 1986
      The work process involves transporting the paintings to various painting sites. Jim Reid likes the immediacy of working outdoors on the land, where the elements may become collaborators in the painting process.    site: Caledon, 1983
  The Canadian Shield:  This iconic landscape is the location of some of the Earth's oldest bedrock. Traces of  glaciation and other geologic events are everywhere. Thousands of years of human activity is also interwoven with this ancient topography.      Works from the  Terraforms  series are three-dimensional hybrids. Casts taken directly from the site were combined with manufactured materials, natural fragments and acrylic paint.  site: Muskoka 1991
  The   Niagara Escarpment  is a 725km long ridge of limestone that was once an ancient seabed. Shaped by both geological and human forces, it has often become a battleground over land use: conservation versus industrial. Still, it remains a ribbon of wildness traversing Southern Ontario.     Over many months the paint surfaces are built up and gouged. The elements take their toll, and earlier layers are obliterated as the painting transforms.  site: Caledon 1993
  The   Peel Plain:  Northwest of Toronto, the historic farmlands of the Peel Plain reveal a time-layered working of the land, but these are endangered spaces. The region is being rapidly transformed by urban expansion.     Paint and canvas are transported to the sites. The resulting paintings are a contemplation of timelessness and impermanence.  site: W. of Mississauga Road, 2016
 Jim Reid is represented in Toronto by  Lonsdale Gallery.    2010 solo exhibition  Forces of Nature  : Feral apple trees      
 Lonsdale Gallery 2016 solo exhibition  Field of Vision : The Peel Plain       

Jim Reid's work is connected to the 19th century landscape painting tradition. At the same time it indicates the profound shift that has taken place in our relationship with nature. For centuries western culture has sought to demystify and control nature, and today no corner of the earth is unaltered by technology. Yet, nature remains beyond our control, infinitely complex and enigmatic, and also inseparable from our own history.  

 site: Don Valley, Toronto, 1986

 

The work process involves transporting the paintings to various painting sites. Jim Reid likes the immediacy of working outdoors on the land, where the elements may become collaborators in the painting process.  

site: Caledon, 1983

The Canadian Shield: This iconic landscape is the location of some of the Earth's oldest bedrock. Traces of  glaciation and other geologic events are everywhere. Thousands of years of human activity is also interwoven with this ancient topography. 

   Works from the Terraforms series are three-dimensional hybrids. Casts taken directly from the site were combined with manufactured materials, natural fragments and acrylic paint.

site: Muskoka 1991

The Niagara Escarpment is a 725km long ridge of limestone that was once an ancient seabed. Shaped by both geological and human forces, it has often become a battleground over land use: conservation versus industrial. Still, it remains a ribbon of wildness traversing Southern Ontario.

   Over many months the paint surfaces are built up and gouged. The elements take their toll, and earlier layers are obliterated as the painting transforms.

site: Caledon 1993

The Peel Plain: Northwest of Toronto, the historic farmlands of the Peel Plain reveal a time-layered working of the land, but these are endangered spaces. The region is being rapidly transformed by urban expansion.

   Paint and canvas are transported to the sites. The resulting paintings are a contemplation of timelessness and impermanence.

site: W. of Mississauga Road, 2016

Jim Reid is represented in Toronto by Lonsdale Gallery.

 2010 solo exhibition Forces of Nature : Feral apple trees

 

 

Lonsdale Gallery 2016 solo exhibition Field of Vision: The Peel Plain 

 

 

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