Gerald L. Squires searched for the spirit or essence of his subjects, revealed through the lens of his artistic creativity. Born in Change Islands, NL in 1937, Squires’ imagery often came out of his personal experience of the major political and social changes in this province during his lifetime, as well as from his exploration of religions, art history and literature, and his powerful love of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people. Gerald Squires, one of our province’s most significant and well-loved artists, died in St. John’s in 2015. This exhibition presents selections from throughout his career

Gerald Squires, The Edge of the Meadow, acrylic on canvas, 1990.photo credit: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection.

Gerald Squires, Light on the Barrens, oil on canvas, 2005. photo credit: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection.