Navigating Progress: Hind vs. Hind

at the Art Gallery of Hamilton


Installation view of Navigating Progress: Hind vs. Hind, 2019, Art Gallery of Hamilton. Photo: Mike Lalich

Navigating Progress: Hind vs. Hind

On view until September 29, 2019

The historical landscapes of William Hind (1833-1889) and the contemporary landscapes of his great, great, great nephew Dave Hind are separated by over one hundred years and span an extensive period in Canadian art history. Hind vs. Hind juxtaposes the paintings of these distant relatives, setting William Hind’s work from the AGH collection against a large-scale collaborative aluminum work by Dave Hind and the Aluminum Quilting Society, and an installation arising from his ongoing explorations of the landscape of his hometown of Hamilton. Produced for the exhibition, these new works are Hind’s response to his ancestor’s works, many of which, until recently, he had only encountered as small reproductions in exhibition catalogs.


William George Richardson Hind (Canadian 1833-1889), An Anchor for the Night at Batchewan, watercolour and gouache on card. The Bert and Barbara Stitt Family Collection, 1981

The exhibition reflects the increasing influence that William Hind’s paintings have had on Dave Hind’s recent work, as well as the many interesting and unexpected connections between the approaches and techniques that both artists use in their work. Hind vs. Hind explores this unique familial relationship, to present an intriguing representation of the development and evolution of the landscape tradition in Canada, while offering a unique perspective on the history of the country itself.


Navigating progress is guest curated by Simon Frank


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