Kari Duke has been documenting the beautiful inconsistencies that are found in the alleys near her home in Edmonton for the past twenty years. Mother Nature and development have had their way in these older neighborhoods, but the heaves of time have not limited Kari’s ability to beautifully express the nostalgia and warmth that she has found in her community.
In his quiet canvases, Tom Gale has made a study of the interaction between man and nature. Tom has been well established in Edmonton’s art scene for over forty years. He is able to identify the vividness and strength of nature right here in Edmonton’s river valley by imposing his bits of value and originality to what will be seen to most as a decorative painting. Yet, the organic forms of the trees and earth in Gale’s paintings take on a mystic quality that is subtle but entirely moving.