Nicole Bauberger: Get There From Here

Opening Reception
Saturday April 13, 2019 - 2pm to 4pm

In Conversation: Nicole Bauberger, Sandra Shields, David Campion
Sunday April 14, 2019 - 2pm to 4pm

  • Nicole Bauberger, Nicole Bauberger, Get There From Here, Highway 7 between Ottawa and Peterborough, 2018, oil on panel.
  • Nicole Bauberger, Nicole Bauberger, Get There From Here, Highway 115 south of Peterborough (from gas station parking lot), 2018, oil on panel.
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  • Nicole Bauberger, Nicole Bauberger, Get There From Here, Highway 7 between Ottawa and Peterborough, 2018, oil on panel.
  • Nicole Bauberger, Nicole Bauberger, Get There From Here, Highway 115 south of Peterborough (from gas station parking lot), 2018, oil on panel.
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To create this series (2008 – ongoing), Bauberger has driven across Canada, from Cape Spear, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories stopping at the side of the road to paint one-foot-square landscape from the back of her truck. Determining the intervals by kilometers traveled rather than by points of inspiration, Bauberger captures the mundane yet familiar stretches of roadway between urban centres, those “nameless places where people seldom stop” and thus charts the veins and arteries across our vast and changing landscape. Understanding our roadways as perhaps our “largest cultural artifact that we produce as a nation” Get There From Here catalogues our collective experiences traversing long stretches towards our objective, familiar or new. This body of work resides at the overlapping of en plein air painting, travel, and roadwork. Each stop is a practice of taking care; spending time to check in along the way, and intimately connect with and draw attention to the ubiquitous yet ignored destinations between.

Nicole Bauberger lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon – when not on the road – and has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Her work resides in public collections across Canada and in many private collections across Canada, the US, Europe and Australia. With a BA from Trent University, and a diploma in Northern Studies from Yukon College, Bauberger has received training in fine art and art history from the Ontario College of Art + Design and Athabasca University, through a five-year apprenticeship with Ontario painter David Bierk, through a Northern Residents’ Research Award from the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies, as well as with Kwanlin Dun First Nation Elders Mrs. Annie Smith and her daughter Ms. Dianne Smith.

Quotations from Nicole Bauberger

Join Nicole Bauberger for the following events in May!

  • Plein Air Painting Workshop: register here
  • Painting the Road for Family Sunday
  • Road Stories at Lansdowne Place: Tuesday May 7 @ 6:30 pm