Touchstones Nelson is excited to announce the opening of Landon Mackenzie: Mapping History. Mackenzie is an internationally renowned artist, and has been an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver since 1986.
Standing in front of her enormous paintings (over 7 feet tall and 10 feet long), one’s senses are dazzledby layers of vibrant colour, intricate meandering lines, clusters of dots and radiating shapes. What appears at first to be purely abstract is actually informed by the artist’s research into Canadian history, geography and cartography.
Continents, time zones, satellites and shipping routes overlap into complex networks, forming a new vision of place and history. This combination of intellectual rigour and the sheer beauty of painterly abstraction has lent her work broad appeal.
Mapping History will feature some of her most celebrated large scale paintings, as well as a selection of other smaller works.
All are welcome to the opening at Touchstones on Friday, July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mackenzie will also be giving an artist talk Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m., admission by donation. The exhibition runs from July 14 to September 16.