Jim Westergard, "The Artist as Captain Canuck", 2015
Jim Westergard, "The Artist as Captain Canuck", 2015, wood engraving, 8" x 6"
October 10 - January 31
A retrospective look into the lively mind and prolific imagination of Red Deer artist and illustrator, Jim Westergard.
An accomplished printmaker and renderer of superb drawings (coloured pencil, pen & ink, oil) this exhibition highlights the work of Westergard's 35 year artistic practice in Red Deer. A practice defined not only by a high degree of technical ability and craft but also by its wit, humour and appreciation for the strange, the uncanny and the downright ridiculous. Through his individual works and book illustrations, Jim is at times a raconteur, at others, a playful dispenser of images that fool the eye.