Charles Meanwell & Ned Pratt

June 28 - July 19, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 28, 6-8 PM
Artist talk: Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 PM

Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to announce a joint exhibition featuring new works by Charles Meanwell and Ned Pratt.  In this exhibition, Pratt and Meanwell explore the beauty of the isolating and harsh landscape of Newfoundland.  

Charles Meanwell lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario.  He has spent the last two years immersed in the landscape of Newfoundland. From Cape Pine in the south to Cape Norman in the north, Meanwell completed four trips to paint and observe the province.  Newfoundland’s understated beauty of sparsely populated terrain with minimal infrastructure inspires Meanwell’s succinct and poetic paintings.

Ned Pratt was born, raised and currently lives in Newfoundland. The province’s visual landscape is at the core of his work. Pratt’s photographs capture the essence of Newfoundland while remaining largely abstract.  Like Meanwell, Pratt distils the rugged landscape into painterly arrangements of shapes, colours, and textures.