Toronto artist Liz Pead settled on broken hockey equipment and used jerseys when she went looking for “a truly Canadian material” for her works. The landscape, hockey and the environment play large roles in how she expresses Canadian identity. (Above: Georgian Bay, 30 x 36″)
Her works (exhibited at Lonsdale Gallery in a group show earlier this year) reflect a contemporary – and sometimes self-deprecating – take on the traditional Canadian Group of Seven. She explains on her WordPress blog that she was “thinking about how Tom Thomson and Lawren Harris modulated the colour in the skies of their painting” when she created the red barn (above).
A large-scale installation from the exhibition Game On! with Roch Smith, at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Liz Pead graduated in 2007 from OCAD as the Medal Winner in Drawing and Painting. She plays goalie in a womenʼ s recreational hockey league in Toronto and is a hockey Mum, twice. See more on her blog, here and more works at Lonsdale Gallery, here. Or view this video.