Mining a rich vein of Canadiana
Robert Amos/Times Colonist July 2017
There is a rich vein in Canadian art that uses our national identity as its theme. Cornelius Krieghoff made much of life in British North America, and the Group of Seven developed our True North imagery. Greg Curnoe, in the mid-1960s, made his pop-art motto “close the 49th parallel,” and Charlie Pachter of Toronto made icons of the moose and the Queen. Douglas Coupland brought Canadianism to an international audience. Victoria’s Timothy Wilson Hoey continues the work with his Canadiana series.
Victoria artist's Canadiana off to London for Canada Day
Times Colonist Amy Smart May 2013
A Victoria artist known for painting that celebrate Canadiana in all its kitschy glory has been invited to be the first visual artist featured at the year's Canada Day festivities in London.
Fifty-five paintings from Timothy Hoey's O-Canada Portage series will be on display July 1 in Trafalgar Square.
Hoey has worked on the series since 2006, using hockey sticks to frame more than 1,000 homages to national symbols.
Tim Hortons and Stompin' Tom Connors are represented, as well as what Hoey calls the holy trinity of Canadian animals: the goose, moose, and beaver.
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"Canada's most unrecognized artist" The Globe & Mail June 2013
Artist Timothy Wilson Hoey captures Canada's aspirations and foibles, humour, humility and uniqueness in his O-Canada Portage series. Not your typical art show, for Hoey they include a street hockey game and pop-shop soda.
Pure Canadiana: Artist Timothy Wilson Hoey
Times Colonist YouTube Channel March 2012
Artist Timothy Wilson Hoey frames his paintings of Tim Horton's "roll-up-the-rim" cups, polar bears and Peter Mansbridge, using hockey sticks.