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NATHAN BIRCH: New Paintings

Looking back through the nearly two decades that I have painted the landscapes of my surroundings, I’ve realized that my work has likely caused, albeit unintentionally and perhaps even unconsciously, a degree of uneasiness in viewers.

My goal has always been to study my surroundings, to interpret and express that understanding in the most sincere and personal way I could. This act took the form of painting landscapes across multiple canvases, two or three panels (referred to as diptychs or triptychs), while allowing the separation between each canvas to play a role in the overall painting. However, by dividing these Canadian landscapes, by splitting and separating that which we are so accustomed to seeing whole, I’ve come to understand that I have caused discomfort along with comfort; tension along with peace. And yet it is precisely because of this new awareness that I now choose to paint – to interpret and express my surroundings – with a fresh sense of clarity gained from seeing my work, my past and myself, in a new light.

– Nathan Birch 2019

On Saturday, May 25th Mira Godard Gallery is pleased to open an exhibition of new paintings by  NATHAN BIRCH. The artist will be in attendance.

NATHAN BIRCH was born in 1978 in Lansing, Michigan and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

BIRCH’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections throughout North America including Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Canada Council for the Arts; Colart Collection, Montreal; Effort Trust,  Toronto; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Granite Club; Hotel Georgia, Vancouver; OPSEU Pension Trust; Scotiabank; Shaw Communications and TD Bank Group.

NATHAN BIRCH lives and works in Victoria, BC.

To arrange an interview with the artist, or for more information, please contact the gallery at (416)-964-8197, via email, or visit:

Mira Godard Gallery

Established in 1962, Mira Godard Gallery is one of Canada’s largest commercial art galleries with three floors of exhibition space featuring paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, including original prints and photographs.

Mira Godard Gallery focuses on contemporary Canadian and international art. We are proud to represent major artists who have won distinction here and abroad. Many of the works which have been shown in the Mira Godard Gallery have become part of the permanent collections of public galleries, museums and corporations.

For five decades, Mira Godard Gallery has worked directly and discreetly with corporate and private collectors in building collections, providing appraisals and buying and consigning works for re-sale.

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