Gallery Jones is pleased to announce Hinterlands, a special exhibition of work by The Groundhogs collective. In 2007, Anne Ashton, Randall Finnerty, Paul Morstad and Craig Welch came together as artists to exhibit under the moniker The Groundhogs.
Eleven years later, they reunite for an exhibition that grows ever more relevant as time passes − an examination of the natural realm as it falls under the influence of human encroachment.
Canada has a unique wilderness that rolls on and on out of sight, a seemingly endless terrain that appears largely unblemished by human development. A connection to the vastness of our landscape has imprinted itself deeply in the Canadian sensibility, though it transforms even as we admire it.
The artists in Hinterlands address this complex relationship − the push and pull between the natural world and the ever-expanding human developments upon it −individually and in concert. The works in the exhibition playfully and solemnly point out the overlooked fringes of society, the hinterlands, where an underlying struggle for existence and survival is taking place.