Award-Winning Artist Comes To Callander
The Alex Dufresne Gallery is set to open a new exhibition in their gallery, by award-winning Northern Ontario artist, Bruce Cull.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Connection & Response’ reminds us that we are participants in, and intimately connected to the physical world we inhabit.
Bruce Cull’s work expresses his fear of lost connection with each other, with our environment and a hope that we will rediscover old, new and better forms of connection.
“Although I live in a more remote, rural setting,” Cull says, “I feel a deep sense of connection to my global community. I believe in the power of the zeitgeist and that through it, we can initiate change.”
Bruce Cull lives in rural North East Ontario, near Earlton in the Timiskaming District. He lives on 200 acres and works in a studio that was once a granary for cattle. This setting has nourished his lifetime environmental awareness and has impacted his artistic practise. Many of the objects incorporated into his work have been salvaged from the land he lives on. His stewardship of the land speaks directly to his connection with it.
“We begin our lives connecting to our parents, our siblings and gradually extending those relationships outward to a greater world of friends, co-workers and others whom we encounter on this journey. Most of all, we reach for mutually nourishing intimacy and this connection of love brings us hope and strength,” says Cull. “All of these connections have nourished my creativity, my work and my sense of being part of the divine imagination.”
The opening reception will take place on Saturday September 16th, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Alex Dufresne Gallery in Callander located at 107 Lansdowne St. E. There will be light refreshments with free museum admission. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 5:00pm and the exhibition will remain on display until November 4th.