Jim Reid’s work is rooted in plein air painting of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and filtered through ideas relating to modernism, expressionism, biology and environmentalism. Curator Ihor Holubizky wrote: “As he works on site, Reid allows nature to take its course, to show the accumulation, traces and scars, the evidence of erosion rather than the prettiness of “texturing”. At the same time he indicates the profound shift that has taken place in our relationship with nature and the possibilities of a spiritual resonance.” With his current work Reid once again ventures out to open ground, under sublime skies. The locale is the Peel Plain, a historic agricultural area that is being transformed by development.
Jim Reid was born in Toronto in 1955. He has received a BSc from McMaster University and a BFA from Mount Allison University.
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