JACK PINE (group of seven), 2022

 

Featured in the Imagining Sustainable Futures exhibition at Union Gallery, my most recent conceptualization is a material adaptation of Tom Thompson’s famous painting Jack Pine from 1916-1917. Now planted on a farm in south Simcoe County, this piece was designed to ecologically redress the Group of Seven style of landscape painting and colonial gaze that has dominated the Canadian art market for years. Also editioned like the Group of Seven prints we find in many gallery giftshops, each set of seven trees come with a letter of authenticity and an instructional brochure that will help ensure these species are cared for.

JACK PINE (group of seven), 2022

7 jack pine saplings, recycled watercolour paper, reconfigured Ikea shelves, soil, timer, and LED lights

JACK PINE (group of seven), 2022 title plate
JACK PINE (group of seven), 2022 Certificate of Authenticity
Jill Price, JACK PINE (group of seven), 2022 installation shot
Imagining Sustainable Futures installation shot
Imagining Sustainable Futures installation shot
Imagining Sustainable Futures exhibition write up
Imagining Sustainable Futures  curatorial remarks with Akosua Adasi
JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022 detail
JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022 detail
Plotting out JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022
Planting JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022
JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022 installation shot, Thornton, Ontario
Mulching JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022
Mulching JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022
Protecting of JACK PINE (group of seven), 2002jpg
JACK PINE (group of seven) 2022 installation shot, Thornton, Ontario