Juxtaposition of barren landscapes to commercialized natural spaces in March … – Agassiz

Helena Wadsley - Submitted photo

Vancouver artist Helena Wadsley is this month’s featured artist at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. She has brought a series of paintings that span about four or five years.

“My idea was to juxtapose sites that exploit natural geography but destroy it, places like sea ports and highway overpasses, next to more barren landscapes where there is just one sign of human presence in the vastness of the land, a tiny shack or an abandoned vehicle,” explains Wadsley.

She found the subjects for her paintings as far-reaching places as Barcelona, Iceland, Scotland and within Vancouver.

“In my latest three paintings, Caught Out 1, 2 and 3, I started incorporating a human figure into the work as I direct my investigation into how humans interact with nature,” describes Wadsley. “Nature is always a negotiated or compromised place. If we can reach a

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