Artists: Kim Adams, Lise Beaudry, Greg Curnoe, Steve Driscoll, Suzy Lake, Nicholas Pye, Soko Negash and T&T

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

An exhibition at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, titled "Grounded," considers the complex relationship between people and nature, and the importance of maintaining this connection. It resonates in photographs by Suzy Lake and Nicholas Pye, as well as in Steve Driscoll’s paintings, in terms of the need to slow down and take time to reconnect with nature. Lise Beaudry’s photo-based work derives from the landscape of her childhood—a touchstone for remembering the past, while Soko Negash reconnects to the healing methods used by her family and local community through still lifes of various traditional remedies gathered from nature. Through prints and sculpture, T&T and Kim Adams imagine future innovations for ecologically-minded lifestyles, while Greg Curnoe’s work celebrates an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. Conscious of the realities of ever-increasing urbanization and climate change, Grounded suggests that our sense of self and well-being are intricately tied to the natural environment.

Publication: Art Tour Guide available for download on the OTMH Art Council webpage