O Canada!: 11 artists come together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada

in Inspiration / Art

O Canada! is a new exhibition at Beers London to coincide with the 150th birthday of Canada. The gallery, which began with pop-up exhibitions in Vancouver in 2008, maintains a programme with a partially Canadian focus. It also represents Canadian artists such as Andy Dixon, Thrush Holmes, and Andrew Salgado, and is led by director Kurt Beers, who is himself Canadian. It, therefore, seemed only natural to mark Canada's historic milestone.

The show, which runs until 19 August, includes 11 artists (emerging, mid-career, and established), hailing from across the country, working across a breadth of styles, technical approaches, and mediums. "Intentionally circumventing the overriding theme, O Canada! finds commonalities between these artists based solely on their heritage, raising questions as to whether there truly is some sort of collective, cultural consciousness or aesthetic tradition," explains Beers London.

"This is a celebration of Canadian contemporary art internationally: asking us to consider their varied approaches and styles while offering insight into larger concepts such as land, identity, culture, and politics."

Catch O Canada! at Beers London on Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU from now until 19 August 2017. More info at www.beerslondon.com.

Andy Dixon, Patron's Home (London) (2017), Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas, 107x135cm

Andy Dixon, Patron's Home (London) (2017), Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Canvas, 107x135cm

Erin Loree, Sacred Time

Erin Loree, Sacred Time

Kim Dorland, 'Self Portrait' (2017), Oil and Pastel on Linen, 20x16in

Kim Dorland, 'Self Portrait' (2017), Oil and Pastel on Linen, 20x16in

Scott Everingham, Laid Eyes 18 (2017), Oil on Canvas, 16x14

Scott Everingham, Laid Eyes 18 (2017), Oil on Canvas, 16x14

Andrew Salgado too.  'Fat Flower' (2017), oil and oil pastel on canvas, 115x85cm

Andrew Salgado too. 'Fat Flower' (2017), oil and oil pastel on canvas, 115x85cm

Justin Ogilvie, A View for a Trip's End (2017),Oil on Canvas, 91x76cm

Justin Ogilvie, A View for a Trip's End (2017),Oil on Canvas, 91x76cm

Fiona Ackerman, Fire Lake (2017), Oil on Canvas, 86x66cm

Fiona Ackerman, Fire Lake (2017), Oil on Canvas, 86x66cm

Erik Olson, EL (2017), Oil on Canvas, 80x60cm

Erik Olson, EL (2017), Oil on Canvas, 80x60cm

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