Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d'art de Sudbury
251 rue John Street
Lee Bodson, Jay Bond & Garry Tutte, Franklin Carmichael, Martin Deschatelets, Frederick Hagan, Sue Lampinen, Tracy Legault, Jim & Sue Waddington
References, curated by Demetra Christakos, presented as intuitive footnotes to Jon Sasaki’s exhibition upstairs, included watercolours, digital photographs, pastel paintings, digital video, and comic book art, as well as discarded branches from Jon Sasaki’s tree project. A newly-framed series of 12 plein air watercolour works by Frederick Hagan from his annual visits to the Sudbury Kukagami watershed were presented. Lee Bodson is a young photographer who publishes his high-resolution Sudbury-based landscape genre photographs online, with over one million views. Sudbury artist Sue Lampinen has developed a highly realistic painting method (pastel on sandpaper) to work outdoors in winter even at -30 degrees Celsius. Wilderness adventurers Jim and Sue Waddington have spent 30 years identifying and photographing the locations of now-famous paintings by the Group of Seven. The exhibition included three photographs Jim Waddington took of La Cloche set next to Franklin Carmichael’s watercolour of the same view. Comic artist and animator Martin Deschatelets has developed a hypermasculinized Sudbury-based superhero, Big Nick. Garry Tutte & Jay Bond produced the engaging television trailer for the series St. Nickel, based on recognizable Sudbury locales augmented in neon. Series producer Tracy Legault is represented in the exhibition by a gritty documentary photograph of the Kingsway that includes a promotional billboard for St. Nickel.