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AN EVENING WITH ARTIST LESLIE REID
December 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cocktails, An Artist Talk, and Dark Ice Exhibition Walkthrough with Leslie Reid.
6:30 PM – Welcome, public cocktail reception in Sky Lounge
7:30 PM – Artist Talk in Alma Duncan Salon
8:15 PM – Dark Ice Exhibition Walkthrough (Spencerville Gallery)
The Ottawa Art Gallery invites you join us on Thursday, December 8th, for an artist talk and exhibition walkthrough with Leslie Reid.
An established painter and photographer, Reid has travelled extensively and conducted in-depth research in the Arctic through the Canadian Forces Artists Program and the Canada C3 expedition. During this talk, she will reflect on her artistic career, discuss her dynamic practice, and touch on her works in the OAG’s current exhibition, ᓯᑯ ᕿᕐᓂᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ | Dark Ice: Leslie Reid and Robert Kautuk (April 23, 2022 – March 5, 2023).
This program will begin with a cocktail reception in the OAG Sky Lounge, followed by the artist talk and presentation in our Alma Duncan Salon and Spencerville Gallery (level 3).
Please note this event will be in English.
This artist talk will also be streamed live on the OAG’s Facebook page.
Leslie Reid studied at Queen’s University, Kingston, and the Chelsea College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in England. On her return to Canada she taught Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, where she is now Professor Emerita. She exhibited in the landmark exhibition Some Canadian Women Artists (National Gallery of Canada, 1975 – 76), in celebration of the first International Women’s Year, and also represented Canada at the Paris Biennale. Her retrospective exhibition Leslie Reid: A Darkening Vision was curated by Diana Nemiroff (Carleton University Art Gallery, 2011), and her paintings were exhibited in Builders: The Canadian Biennial (National Gallery of Canada, 2012). Her recent work results from travel to the High Arctic, and explores climate change and sovereignty issues and their effects on northern communities. Participation in the Canadian Forces Artists Program resulted in the solo exhibition Mapping a Cold War (Founders’ Gallery, The Military Museums, Calgary, 2016). Video work from her participation with the Canada C3 2017 expedition, travelling through the Northwest Passage, was recently shown in Open Channels (Âjagemô Gallery, Canada Council, 2019).