Oct 07 - Jan 20, 2024 Douglas family art centre

Mirror’s Echo: Marsha Whiddon

Hunter's Moon, Kenora

Marsha Whiddon, Hunter’s Moon, Kenora, 1986, 
Mixed Media, 91.4 cm x 121.9 cm, Private collection

In the 1980s, Marsha Whiddon was a young star on the Winnipeg art scene. With undeniable skill and an unapologetic honesty she created paintings that were raw, commanding and powerful.  Her work explored aspects of society and the human experience. Receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis changed the course of her life and art. She embedded symbolism and metaphor in her work, fearlessly exploring the balance of dark and light in life. In 1988, at the age of 34, Marsha Whiddon passed away leaving many works unfinished. Her legacy is a body of work that echos to this day, timeless in its ability to engage and enable one to delve into the depths of their own psyche.



This exhibition was curated by Sophie Lavoie and Noah Kaldeway.

“[W]hen there is a light in the darkness which comprehends the darkness, darkness no longer prevails.”

    • Carl G. Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis (1955–56), CW 14, § 345.

Did you know?

Both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Northwest Company operated on the Lake of the Woods, and would often sabotage each others equipment at portage sites.

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