Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Leslie Reid: A Darkening Vision (2013)


Features an essay by Diana Nemiroff

80 pages, illustrated, hard cover


“A Darkening Vision,” the title of CUAG’s recent retrospective of Leslie Reid’s paintings, refers not to the Ottawa artist’s palette, but to the intensifying feeling in her work of the tenuous of life. In her catalogue essay, curator Diana Nemiroff traces the evolution of Reid’s treatment of light and space, observing that although Reid’s extraordinarily subtle paintings of the landscape are grounded in observation, their objectivity is underpinned by the preliminary photographs that allow her to contemplate at a remove the sensations and emotions evoked by a particular place.