Exhibition at Crowsnest Pass Gallery

Bev Mazurick’s contemporary landscapes, Field Trip at Castle River and Lynch Cabin are included in the upcoming exhibition at Crowsnest Pass Art Gallery.

I am pleased to have two contemporary landscapes accepted for an upcoming group exhibition hosted by Crowsnest Pass Gallery. “No Particular Topic” is the title of the gallery’s annual winter exhibition. This gallery space is one of my favourites and working with Managing Director/Curator, Krisztina Wood is a pleasure. “No Particular Topic” is designed as an inclusive opportunity to showcase a range of work by local and area artists. The exhibition opens January 29, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 12 to 4 and Saturday 1 – 4.  CNP Gallery is located on Highway 3 in Frank, Alberta. Here is a quick link to the gallery website. https://www.crowsnestpasspublicartgallery.com/

The two paintings I selected to include are both contemporary landscapes of area interest. Inspiration for “Field Trip at Castle River” came about when I joined a group of professional biologists and amateur naturalists on an exploratory walk along Castle River. Some of us separated to focus on our particular interests. I looked back across the floodplain to see a group in earnest conversation and snapped several photos which became my studio references. In terms of technique, working on a wood panel instead of canvas enabled me to carve back into the impasto paint. Lynch Cabin is the subject of the second painting. Located in Aspen Parkland at Beauvais Lake Provincial Park is what remains of Lynch Cabin. The colour and contrast of light and shadow created by encroaching Aspen trees were impetus for it. Over a traditionally applied impasto oil paint layer (in the detail seen here) is another layer of graphic accent marks made with oil pen. The combination of techniques gives these paintings their contemporary feel. Both paintings may be viewed in the Contemporary Landscape gallery on this website. https://bevmazurick.com/portfolio/paintings/nggallery/landscape-portfolio/contemporary-landscape