Join us to celebrate two solo exhibitions by northern artists: Jane Isakson (Yukon) and Jennifer Walden (NWT)

Thursday, November 28 - Opening Reception starts at 5:30 Artist talks to follow (at aproximately 6:15).

Jane Isakson / From the Outer Edges

From the Outer Edges is a collection of landscape paintings by Jane Isakson from Whitehorse Yukon.   The three outer edges of Canada’s west, north and east coasts are represented by three remote National Parks, Gwaii Haanas in Haida Gwaii, Ivvavik in Yukon and Gros Morne in Newfoundland.   By emphasizing forms and geometric patterns, real and imagined, in the landscape, Isakson implies a sense of underlying order and meaning in nature.

Jane Isakson is a visual artist from the Yukon Territory of northern Canada.    Her paintings are both representational and exploratory expressions of her experience in the natural world.   Her view of the landscape from varied perspectives, some actual, some imagined, with an emphasis on simple forms and geometric patterns imply a search for underlying order and hidden meaning.   Themes of migration, seasonal rhythms, and geological and cultural interconnections within the landscape are reoccurring themes, but at the core, an intimate personal connection with nature is the impetus for a conversation in paint. Isakson’s work is found in collections across Canada, in several publications and she has been featured in the Television series ‘Landscape as Muse’.

 

Jennifer Walden /  Land at the end of the sticks

Based in Yellowknife, Jennifer Walden has a distinctive style that explores Canadian and Northern life through people, wildlife and topography. She works primarily in acrylics, using vibrant colour, rich texture, dynamic line and three-dimensional relief to create a truly sensual experience.  Her work is deeply influenced by the natural and human environment, in particular the geography and culture of her immediate surroundings. This body of work was created on the Canol Trail during a residency at Dechen la – Kaska for “land beyond the sticks.”