Natalka Husar: Burden of Innocence Opens

Natalka Husar: Burden of Innocence Opens

November 26, 2009 | Published by MMA
Natalka Husar, "Looking at Art", oil, 2009, Donald Murray Shepherd Trust Purchase for McMaster Museum of Art collection
Natalka Husar, “Looking at Art”, oil, 2009, Donald Murray Shepherd Trust Purchase for McMaster Museum of Art collection

Canadian artist, Natalka Husar takes her lifelong obsession with painting and with Ukraine, her ancestral home, into new territory in a new exhibition Burden of Innocence. This impressive collection of fifty paintings is, in fact, a history play in three acts.

Burden of Innocence opened last week at McMaster with great excitement. In attendance, the dynamic artist; her alter egos – a costumed Nurse and Stew, circa 1960; a documentary film crew (with Producer/Director, Christina Pochmursky), and a lively crowd (including comedian Luba Goy).   Here are a few shots of the event.

Burden of Innocence continues at the McMaster Museum of Art until January 16, 2010. Museum hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 12 – 5 pm.  Closed Sundays, Mondays and for holidays December 24, 2009 – January4, 2010.