Joel Smith’s images of the Carolinian Forest are both evocative on their own, but also in how they related to the works of other artists exploring the emotive and ephemeral symbolism of landscape.
Sandy Fairbairn has been taking photographs of Niagara for over forty years, focusing on the people and places around him. His images of Niagara stretch back to the 1970s, and some of the scenes presented in Welland: Time Present Time Past will be shown in the Rose City for the very first time. I curated this exhibition, and offer some ideas that informed it, and that grew out of it.
Kate Gottli (@instant_niagara) is an artist who captures scenes and sites of Niagara in an accessible, but also considered manner. I offer a response to some of her work in this latest artist feature.
Ross Beard’s legacy, as an artist and educator, is still very strong in Welland, and it’s appropriate to talk about his work while doing a writer’s residency, focused on visual arts, in ‘his’ Welland.