Tuesday, October 30, 2007

good short review of Roy Arden's VAG show--

"To live in Western Canada is to live on landscapes transformed within living memory. Sometimes inured to it, we have all seen forest and field peeled back, and, within weeks, strip malls and subdivisions arrayed in their place.

There is an element of violence in nature transformed so wholly and quickly, but there is also wonder in it. No artist since Emily Carr has better captured these twinned and conflicting emotions than Vancouver photographer Roy Arden, subject of a major career retrospective just opened at the Vancouver Art Gallery..."