Lakehead University Visual Artists

Students,Faculty, and Friends of the Visual Arts Dept. of Lakehead University

January 2014 Blog Posts (1)

A Petropunk Manifesto

Canadian art, as it is academically addressed, inevitably relates to the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven, who intrinsically tied our national identities to the wilderness and the land.  Being from Sarnia, Ontario, where forty percent of the Canadian petrochemical industry is clustered in an area known as Chemical Valley, the idea of exploiting the landscape as a commodity is inherently connected with the types of labor that emerged from the discovery of oil during the…

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Added by Tavis Lea on January 6, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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