Nick Wade will speak about the evolution of his work through of the last 12 years, from his work with camera obscura and photographs to paintings and then wall mounted objects combining a painting component and a “furnishing” with a very particular reception of light in the work.
Nick Wade retired from 18 years of teaching at the U of L Art Department in 2011. He has since been working in Lethbridge and at a home studio on the top of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay in Ontario. His work is represented in many private collections as well as the Province of Nova Scotia art collection, The Ontario Arts Council, The AFA and the Canada Council Art Bank.
In 2000 and 2005 his work was included in the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art as well as in an exhibition in 2005 at the Ottawa Art Gallery to celebrate Alberta’s Centenary year. In 2014 he was represented at the 90th anniversary of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s “90 artists/90 years” exhibition. He curated an exhibition of the work of Susan Fraser Hughes and Eric Cameron in February of that year. He also showed new paintings at the Trianon Gallery in September of that year. In 2015, his work was shown at the Latcham Gallery north of Toronto, curated by Chai Duncan. He showed recent 3D work at the Esplanade Art Gallery in November 2017. His exhibition, “study of kept light and other works” is currently on view at Casa until April 13, 2018.
He was one of 51 Canadian artists featured in an exhibition of video interviews entitled “artists on art” which first showed at Harbourfront in Toronto and is now installed at SAAG in Lethbridge--researched and assembled by Yvonne Lammerich and Ian Carr Harris over a three year period.
Image: Stormcloud Gray in the Drawer in the Study, 2016.
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