The southern Alberta landscape is measured equally by the extraordinary uniqueness of our natural surroundings and how the bearing of human-kind shifts our connectedness. The menacing gusts of the Chinook winds challenge the foundations of our built environments and yet are met with the promise of opening us from the confines of our chillier climes. Conversely, the harnessing of those winds have seen wind turbines swoosh to life along the Lundbreck Ridge to the west, the Blue Trail to the south and the Milk River Ridge to the east.
The exhibition OUTSIDE, IN brings together three artists - Beany Dootjes, Troy Nickle and Jason Trotter - a group of working professionals who each practice in a blurring array of mediums providing the opportunity to find insights to reawaken their audience(s) to the beauty, natural and man-made, that surrounds us.
This exhibition is a study in strikingly difficult and beautiful balances. It will encourage its audience to look within and without while maintaining a strong sense of immediacy.