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Richard Cole
Fleeting Moment: Figure, Animal, Land

Exhibition runs Wed March 1 – Tues March 14

Artist's reception Saturday March 4, 2-5pm

Fleeting Moment: Figure, Animal, Land

In this new series of work my goal was to break rules that I have set up for myself over the years. I wanted to think about how to paint time. I wanted to paint fleeting moments,so I set myself up for a challenge. Can I paint a figure dancing? Can I paint a sun beam through a forest wall? I wanted to break self inflicted rules and see what happens.

What I discovered was a harmony between my approach to the landscape and those that inhabit it. To paint a figure in action within a landscape painting is not only natural, but it also creates a narrative within the painting. To paint a deer on an open plain gives the viewer a introduction to a story, a story with weather.

In this series I also use light to direct the viewer's gaze. This is perhaps an old tool — painters have been using the illusion of light in the picture since the Renaissance — but it's an important tool. By painting the light on the fur of a wolf, I draw the viewer to the wolf, following where the light falls. It's the same with the snow on a mountain peak or in the white of an ocean wave — the light keeps the viewer in the painting.

These paintings are all connected. Are they sharing a time of day? A season over western Canada? Something joins them together. I hope it's time. I hope it's that fleeting moment where we see the scene, and we suddenly feel the change that is already coming.

Please join us for the Artist Reception on
Saturday, March 4, 2017

2 - 5 pm
Please use the following links
to view the artists and their works in this exhibition.

Richard Cole

Canada House Gallery
201 Bear Street
po box 1570
Banff AB
T1L 1B5