1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

November 13, 2020 - December 30, 2020

A Year on the Water is a year’s worth of paintings of a single view of the marina harbour in Leamington, ON. Every morning at 7:30 AM Rosemary Dzus photographed this view and documented it in painting. The artist embarked on this project to develop her understanding of water and sky and the rendering of these phenomena on a two dimensional surface. At a first look it is a straightforward collection of studies of natural elements. As the body of work grew, the artist saw this as a daily journal illustrating the variations of light, weather, clouds and wind. The project is about time, grief, and the ephemeral nature and insubstantiality of our impressions and experiences.

This exhibition is in partnership with the Manitoba Arts Network through their Touring Exhibition Program.

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Painting with Palette Knives is a workshop co-hosted by the Manitoba Arts Network  will be happening in conjunction with Rosemary’s exhibition, A Year on the Water, at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Rosemary will be teaching a class through Zoom on a large screen set up in the classroom space at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. An additional instructor will be assisting participants in person throughout the workshop. REGISTER HERE