Jim Reid “Ferals Continued”
For Immediate Release
November 2 – 30, 2007
Jim Reid – Ferals Continued
Jim Reid’s paintings are multi-layered textural earth coloured pastiche that draw us back to questions of identity and place. We live in nature, with nature, protect nature and exploit nature simultaneously. Reid’s continuing series ‘Ferals’ explores these strange contradictions and attempts to understand the systems of controlling the world around us. Through a comprehensive study of apple trees, Reid suggests that this non-native species represents the resilience available in nature to overcome human will.
feral (adj.): having escaped from domestication and become wild
Reid has shown his work for over 25 years in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada. His style has developed to embrace the spirituality of the natural world and to examine the processes of organic growth, resilience and decay.