September 26 — October 01, 2020
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
APRIL HICKOX (1955-)
Private Collection, Toronto
Invasive Species, Katsman Contemporary, Toronto, ON, 2014
Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Canadian Landscape,
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, 2015
"Invasive Species" questions what is "wild" and how we are negotiating our relationship with wilderness and our environment. Human intervention within a natural landscape has been a central theme of my work for over thirty years. "Invasive Species" was inspired by my lifelong observations and connection to the immediate environment of the Toronto Islands where I have lived since childhood. It is an exploration of site and place - in particular, how we use and form landscape through personal interventions, large-scale land management and day-to-day activities. The photographs are images of found interventions, some that lasted for only a short time, and some that remain intact today.
-Courtesy of the artist
"Invasive Species: Hanging Trees," 2014, is in the collections of the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON and The Art Gallery of Hamilton.