Monica Tap

Monica Tap: Teufelsmoor and other haunts

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 1pm – 3pm

Exhibition: October 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015

This exhibition of new and recent paintings by Monica Tap includes work made in response to her travels in the area around Worpswede, Germany, as part of an Ontario Arts Council-supported project to research the settings of northern European artist colonies. These rural, communal, and often utopic artists’ colonies flourished from the 1880s to the 1920s. Their focus on landscape as a subject positions them as the forebears of Canada’s Banff School of Art, Emma Lake, Bon Echo, and the Group of Seven. Teufelsmoor, a large region of moorland in northern Germany, captured the imagination of a group of young artists who settled there and established the Worpswede Artist Colony in the early 20th century. Research material from these visits form the basis for Tap’s new work and the curation of this exhibition.  Other Haunts included in the exhibition are paintings connected to her walks in Spain in 2012 offering a continuum for thinking about her work as it relates to landscape, ideology, and place.