Graham Fowler Over Rocks, Under Trees, Up the Stream A piece

May 24th - June 14th, 2014 - Edmonton Gallery

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Opening date: Saturday, May 24th, 2-4 pm.
Exhibition continues through June 14th

In Over Rocks, Under Trees, Up the Stream A Piece, Graham Fowler explores two overlapping themes in his ongoing representation of water. His newest series Up Stream A Piece is inspired by the artist's walk along a single stream on one particular morning in July when the light and the water’s movement and pattern were ideal.

Fowler has spent a great deal of his artistic career understanding the visual properties of water. Through luminous broken brushwork, Fowler unravels the optical experience of how water defines its own surface as it reveals what is beneath it and how it reflects what is above it, all while being in a constant state of flux and movement. Clear in Fowler’s practice is a meditative interest in pattern and repetition as it relates to the succession of moments passing as it perceived by the eye. Always balancing near and far, observed and mediated, and abstract and representational, Fowler encourages a direct and participatory reading of his paintings that frees the eye to roam where it will.

Graham Fowler is a painter based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax in 1975 (BFA) and Concordia University, Montreal in 1988 (MFA).

For more about this artist, click here.

Image details: Graham Fowler, A Walk Up Stream to Cascading Falls, Oil on Canvas, 48 X 72 in., 2014.


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