Home/Land - Souvenir : Wilma Needham

Dykhuis, Peter; McEachern, Susan. Home/Land - Souvenir : Wilma Needham. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

Needham was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where, in her experience, the circus and the sublime are permanent partners. Questions of beauty, bravery, greed, power, and wonder shaped her consciousness from an early age; consequently, the extreme visual spectacle of the Falls has loomed large in her creative practice for many decades.
Included in Souvenir is Niagara: River of Fame, an offset print suite overlaid with screen-printed text that responds to the 1980s chemical pollution of the River from leaching industrial toxins at Love Canal. A more recent project, entitled BRINK, photographically captures the fascination and drama inherent in the power, movement and visual intensity at the turning point, the brink, of the cascade.
Central to the installation—and influenced by Needham’s stint as a student working for Ontario Ministry of Tourism—is a mapped representation of the Niagara River on the floor of the gallery. The public will be able to access a narrative tour about the Falls, the River and its territory, through a series of codes embedded in the map." --
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Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Dykhuis, Peter (Author); McEachern, Susan (Author)
Dossier: 410 - NEEDHAM, WILMA
Collation: 20 p. : ill. en couleurs ; 23 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery
Artists: Needham, Wilma
Critics / Curators / Historians: Dykhuis, Peter
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Nova Scotia > Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax)
Event Title: Souvenir : Wilma Needham
Type: Exhibition
Location: Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax, NS)
Dates: 18 oct. - 1 dec. 2013
Copyright Statement: Dalhousie Art Gallery; Needham, Wilma

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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 15:56
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30192
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