Monday, August 30, 2010

Sculptured Landscapes

 By Ken Dalgado

Painting from Ken Dalgado's Sculptured Lanscapes
Ken Dalgado's exhibit Sculpted Landscapes focused on and chronicles the now decaying and vanishing farm buildings and grain elevators that once dotted the flat Saskatchewan prairies.

These monuments stand - barely- not only as a fading symbol of the toil and bond pioneers once had with the land but also as a strong symbol of our own fleeting and fragile place in the world. Like the rugged land and swirling skies these canvases are painted with an ultra thick paint application, creating a seductive tactile texture of swirling furrows and ridges - in essence a landscape within a landscape.

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