Friday, May 04, 2007
NEAR BRADFORD, ONTARIO
Yesterday we visited the McMichael gallery in Kleinburg to see an exhibition of the BC artist Takao Tanabe. The show is very good even though I think it could have been better curated. His landscapes from Alberta and BC are impressive. Large panoramic views of the prairies and the Pacific coastal areas. Driving back home I kept thinking about his work and reducing the landscape to very simple but visually strong elements. That is what I try to bring into my own pictures.