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McGIVERN

EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY

A richly described exoticism defines McGivern's EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY, a series of paintings of the Empty Quarter, a sparsely populated desert region of Oman.

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The paintings were completed from memory following her driving trip through this area, a grueling clocking of 3,000 miles in eight days, retracing a treck British adventurer, Wilfred Thesiger, made by camel over 50 years ago. McGivern's acrylic paintings recount Oman's desert from a Canadian perspective, as she uses Canada's touchstone landscape paradigm to actually narrate an escape to a mythological Middle East.....

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McGivern's paintings bespeak how one Canadian painter perceives a hot, exotic landscape, an unfamiliar opposite to our own frosty paradise. McGivern meets the formidable challenge of recounting a mysterious land strictly by memory and in an abstract, painterly language, an approach that is certainly far more complex and evocative than conventional travel documentary.

Earl Miller, Art Critic, Toronto

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