This double exhibition features the work of two artists: Michael Miller and Mitchell Fenton. Miller explores the landscape of the boreal and parkland forests, while Fenton depicts the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas.
Michael Miller is an Edmonton based painter who captures the diversity and beauty of Alberta’s parklands. His work has been included in the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection and shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions including shows at Harcourt House and the Works Gallery.
“This group of landscapes is a result of my explorations in and among the trees and mixed woods of the boreal and parkland forests. These spaces force me to concentrate on bringing the chaos and overwhelming detail into some semblance of order and to simplify the detail without losing the complex beauty of the field of view.” – Michael Miller
Mitchell Fenton was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a degree in Experimental Arts. His work is part of various private and public collections and has been exhibited across Canada. For this exhibition, Fenton painted on location in and around the Rocky Mountains “en plein air” and then returned to his Toronto studio to enlarge or contextualize his works in a playful manner.
“I like to have fun with select studio landscapes. I reference art history, and talk about our relationship with technology, or I add a figure or still life into the landscape. – Mitchel Fenton