He Xiangning Art Museum has always engaged in international contemporary art exchange， and promoted a large range of international contemporary art exhibitions to provide a healthy platform for it. We are honored to collaborate with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to showcase this exhibition Maud Lewis and the Nova Scotia Contemporary Art Exhibition,which uses the artworks of the famous folk artist, Maud Lewis, and the other six contemporary female artists from Nova Scotia to celebrate the artistic production of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) ,best known for her paintings of cats, fishing boats, local wildlife and landscapes of the picturesque coastline of Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s most iconic folk artists whose work is known around the world. Maud Lewis’s paintings are irrepressibly joyful and depict her surroundings with humor and affection. Despite having no formal artistic education or training, and limited access to professional artist’s supplies, it didn’t interfere with people to feel the colorfulness and richness of her inner world.
Melanie Colosimo, Frances Dorsey, Ursula Johnson, Anne Macmilla, Sarah Maloney, Charley Young, the other six living artists included in the exhibition present a dynamic and engaging exploration of Nova Scotia’s rich contemporary visual arts community which reveals the sense of place and the history that informs it.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for the various help and support offered by everybody.
Exhibition Supervisor Cai Xianliang
Curator Sarah Fillmore
Coordination Fan Ning，Lin Fan
Project Directors Luo Siying，Yu Xiangzhi
Project Executives Chen Zhuoer, Chen Chuqing
Publicity Fang Hua
Exhibition Design Liangfeng Design