Monday, April 18, 2011

Nutum/ My World

'Nutum' by internationally renowned sculptor Ron Baird

Nutum by sculptor Ron Baird stands outside the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville, Ontario, a gallery that features the original works of artists who paint, draw, sculpt, photograph or work in mixed media.

A volunteer gardener beneath 'Nutum' cleans up for spring

The Latcham Gallery opened in 1980 and since then has presented more than 260 exhibitions by Ontario artists. I'm not allowed to take photos inside the gallery or I'd show you some of what's currently being shown.

I am linking to My World.

36 comments:

☆☆Mumsy said...

I love the shadow on the wall of these photos!

Lois Evensen said...

Modern art. We have the Contemporary Art Museum here in Cincinnati with a great deal of modern art to explore.

aka Penelope said...

This is an interesting piece of contemporary art with a curious name that no doubt has special meaning. The shape of the large sculpture reminds me of a bird … perhaps a heron with its long neck and legs. :)

Birdman said...

That's a strange one. Reminds me of the duck dunking for water.

BJ Roan said...

Cool sculpture. Too bad you can't take pictures, would have loved to see inside.

Kate said...

Contemporary sculpture is fascinating, as is this one in your photos.

Annie said...

I love spotting public art. Some of it isn't all that appealing but the encouragement and inspiration to others to create is always there.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting!!
I wonder what Nutum means and I hope that is not what you use it for. LOL MB

Randy said...

Interesting sculpture. I love Small City Scenes's comment.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's an interesting sculpture! I like the colours in these photos.

RedPat said...

Great shots but it really seems that the pole holding the sculpture could be a bit shorter so that the piece wasn't so visually detached from the ground.

Martha Z said...

Too bad you can't take pictures but it sounds like the works are on loan.

Luna Miranda said...

the shadows on the wall caught my eye first. it's an interesting piece of sculpture.

Gary said...

Beautiful piece of art. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jo©o said...

Quite a 'happening' place, where you live. So much choice for visits and outings.
1jo.co

Marie said...

I guess it´s a lovely and interesting place. Please have a great week.

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like a great place! Really interesting piece of art! Too bad you can't take shots inside! Hey, and great shadows as well!! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Photo Cache said...

I cannot understand why they don't allow photography inside.

There are some museums in SF that allow photography only on permanent collections. On the visiting exhibits, it's a no-no.

Carolyn said...

Birdman, you took the words out of my mouth. It is an interesting piece of work. It is interesting how some galleries will let you take photos and some won't. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Sandra said...

and WOW is the appropriate words, beautiful photos, love the flowers in Sunday post. thanks for stopping by

Arija said...

Great shadows on the wall.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I would like very much to visit this place - it must be really exciting :)
Lucky you EG!

Lorna said...

Don't you mean Stouffville?


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Kay L. Davies said...

What a fascinating piece of sculpture. I love that the gardener is a volunteer.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

snowwhite said...

This is the place which I want to visit. Watching artworks all day long must be refreshing.The gardner perfectly gets part of the scenery. I love it.

Jack said...

Wierdum!

fairchildstreet said...

I love seeing the worlds of others.

George said...

This is an interesting piece. It would be nice to see the exhibits inside.

ladyfi said...

What an unusual sculpture!

Riet said...

That is a beautiful sculpture

stardust said...

I like to stroll around a gallery: it's a relaxing pastime. I wonder what "Nutum" means. Seeing from its look resting on a vantage point, it could be a bird, maybe imaginary bird? This arouses interstes. Thank you for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very modern and interesting sculpture!
Léia ;)

see you there! said...

Like many who commented, my first thought was a bird. I like the photo that includes the gardener so I get a feeling for just how large this piece is.

Darla

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I rather like the sculpture...but I wonder what "nutum" means and what it is supposed to represent...

You're fortunate to have such a wonderful gallery there in Ontario.

Wren said...

It looks like an interesting place, though I'm neutral about this particular piece. But that's the point of art, isn't it? Different things for different people. And museums and galleries to explore them all.

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