November 25, 2006 – January 21, 2007
The Invisible Landscape: Revealing Our Place in the World is intended to reflect upon the elusive and vital connections between humanity and nature. Underlying these relationships is the fact that our species is not merely connected with nature, but is an aspect of it. This fact, however, is often overlooked by a humanity that tends to see itself as occupying a distinct and central place in the universe, with nature being viewed as adversary or commodity.
Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the artworks in the exhibition were created in the 20th century, and address, in some way, the idea of the interdependence of human beings and nature. They represent our innate desire to comprehend the world around us; to look beyond the rational and the visible, to reveal some essential truth about the world and our place in it.
Bertram Brooker, Emily Carr, Paterson Ewen, Robert Flack, Betty Goodwin, Lawren S. Harris, Holly King, Ernest Lawson, Jock Macdonald, Jane Ash Poitras, Roland Poulin, Eric Renner, Gerhard Richter, Jack Shadbolt, Thomas Sivuraq, Bill Viola, Joel-Peter Witkin
Organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada