Allan Harding MacKay RCA
Charles Noble - What Can I Say?
A poetry book launch and exhibition.
Reception Date Saturday, 16 November, noon to 5 pm.
Allan Harding MacKay's work Boreal Smouldering is the front cover image for Charles Noble's new collection of poems. Therefore, it is fitting to coordinate an exhibition of Harding MacKay's evocative pieces with the launch of Noble's book.
Join us for poetry readings surrounded by the Boreal Forest.
Charles Noble is now semi-retired from farming and tills a different soil. He cultivates words—as an avid student of social and economic philosophy reading deeply into the heaviest tomes, and as a practising poet with 12 books to his credit. His work has appeared with publishers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario (Steven Ross Smith, “Deep In The Furrows A Four-Generation Noble Venture.” AlbertaViews, June 2018).
Denying the literal depiction of landscape in his paintings does not mean that Allan Harding MacKay engages any less with place. It is clear that he is caught up with its drama, its light, and its inevitable evolution. Utilizing a long list of media, including wax and inkjet, the artist manipulates and compresses visual information into a pre-determined squared format that quietly references the sublime intent of 19th C. Romantic landscape technique.
Part of Banff Gallery Hop - November.
Banff Gallery Hop is a project of the Banff Art & Culture Committee with support from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism.
Jackie Anderson and Frank Lloyd Wright
In time for Christmas Shipping and Shopping - new work in the gallery
In our front window:
Jane Isakson has hiked, trekked and ski toured in Asia, Europe, South America and closer to home in North America. Her show provides us with dramatic images of the mountains she has met.