Uncommon landscapes at the Godfrey Dean

There is a new show at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery. Uncommon Landscapes is by the Saskatchewan-based duo Kent Tate and Sharon Olson, tackles landscapes in a unique way.

Olson’s work consists of paintings based on satellite imagery, turning into abstract painting after starting from real world locations.

“They look like abstracts, because it’s colour and shape and texture and form, but you can also see coastlines and where bodies of water meet the land... Other people have looked at them and think you can identify creatures, water based animals. There is a lot of complexity to them,” said Don Stein, executive director of the Godfrey Dean.

Tate’s work is a series of time lapse video of landscapes, including those in Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan, with a soundtrack mixed from NASA recordings from satellites.

The show is a touring show brought to Yorkton by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC). Stein is impressed with the work that OSAC has been doing, and this show is another example of that commitment to bringing art to towns across the province.

“They’ve really been sending out some quality exhibitions... You have to give them a lot of credit, that is an amazing resource for the whole province, other provinces don’t have that.”

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