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Wish You Were Here: Interventions into Landscape
Susi Brister, Ben Darrah, Susan Dobson, Sarah Fuller, Maria Whiteman

June 22 - September 20
Reception: September 20, 5-7pm

The works in the exhibition investigates modes of engaging with our surroundings through the tourist’s gaze. Laced with subtle humour, the photographs of Susi Brister, Susan Dobson and Maria Whiteman; paintings of Ben Darrah; and media works of Sarah Fuller and Maria Whiteman emphasize the constructed and mediated nature of tourist encounters with landscape, while implicating the viewer in both its construction and destruction.

 

bristerSusi Brister, J and Horses in Snow in Snow, archival pigment print on hahnemuehle photo rag, 2010

darrah
Ben Darrah, Patrol Over Three Sisters, acrylic on canvas, 2011

dobson
Susan Dobson, 8080 Industrial Drive, c-print, 2011

fuller
Sarah Fuller, Experiments into Landscape No.2, video still, 2012

whitemanMaria Whiteman Hiking through the Suburbs, photograph series, 2011

Susi Brister currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. Ben Darrah lives and works in Kingston, Ontario. Susan Dobson is based in Guelph, Ontario. Sarah Fuller was born in Winnipeg and works and lives in Banff, Alberta. Maria Whiteman is an Edmonton artist.