Known as a Canadian abstract painter living in Toronto, Ric Evans has family in Nova Scotia and on a regular basis he visits the shore of Minas Basin to spend summer days with his relatives. The small works on paper in this exhibition are part of Evans’ daily practice, acting as a journal, and have rarely, if ever, been exhibited. They are abstracts, but also relate to the geography of the Minas Basin shore, a curvilinear body of water, with gentle rises of land surrounding it. One can also see in them the incoming and outgoing waves and tides.
Accompanying the works on paper are a group of small paintings made over the past dozen years.