Friday, December 13, 2013

Brandy Saturley: #ICONICCANUCK

"Goalie's Mask: red, white and Dryden", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2010
Saturley says of her work: This series began in 2010, during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  The energy and enthusiasm of the city, Canadian patriotism, poking fun at ourselves and the stereotypical symbols of Canadiana being broadcast over the airwaves to millions around the world had me beaming and questioning. What is a Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #IconicCanuck was born. 

This body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'.  Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada.

View Brandy Saturley's paintings in Gallery A at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until Janaury 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery B simultaneously, is the installation work of Jennifer Akkermans, director of the Institute of Morphoid Research. The gallery is open Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 8, 2014. 

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