Niagara based artist Sheldon Rooney’s work in Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall is a visual library executed in woodcuts. I offer a more literary response than usual, to this citation of significant authors.
In this version of Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall, Assistant Curator Emma German shares a work by a Canadian Art icon – John Boyle – of another Canadian Icon, Stompin’ Tom Connors. I offer some ideas of history and Canadiana, and how we came to be where we are now.
With this iteration of Up Close and In Motion, Assistant Curator Emma German brings a regional focus to the Rodman Hall Collection exhibition, centred around Ernest Harris, Jr.’s commissioned work. I offer some responses and thoughts on this variation of the year long project.
Former Assistant Curator Emma German and I sit down and talk about the current iteration of Up Close and In Motion, Slow Art Day and the past – and future – versions of the show as the year long exploration of Rodman Hall’s collection takes on a new form.