Cape Breton University Art Gallery is opening a collection of new works by artist Doug Fraser on Friday, December 3 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit, titled The Colour of Light III, is the artist’s third public exhibition of paintings on this theme.
The reception is open to the public and the artist will be in attendance.
“Doug is a hard working artist who is passionate about his surroundings, and more broadly, about humanity’s relationship to the natural world,” says Laura Schneider, Curator, CBU Art Gallery. “I’m sure that audiences will respond strongly to his interpretation of the Cape Breton landscape.”
A self-taught artist, and native of Inverness County, Fraser has been painting for more than 30 years. The exhibit, described by the artist as his interpretation of how light affects and discloses the stories of our landscapes and seascapes, will show over 25 paintings from the last three years. As well, a picking of his ‘natural sculptures’, which are recontextualized naturally occurring objects selected from the surrounding environment, will be on display.
Previous exhibitions have been held at the Inverness Miner’s Museum Annex Gallery and the J. Franklin Wright Gallery in Port Hawkesbury. In 2007, he opened the Doug Fraser Art Studio and Gallery on his family property in Inverness County.
The CBU Art Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for more information visit www.cbu.ca/art-gallery.