There will be no shortage of art on display in this exhibition by Saskatchewan artist Edie Marshall which opens at the Art Gallery of Regina on Wednesday Dec. 16. In fact, this might be the most art heavy exhibition ever to run in Regina — at least as far as solo shows go.
The total number of paintings in Terrain, I believe, is 1006. I also believe they’re all landscapes, and they were inspired by innumerable iPhone photos that Marshall took while on a road trip from Saskatchewan through the American mid-west to desert regions in the U.S. south-west.
Marshall will be speaking about her project at a talk and reception at the AGR on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Quite apart from critiquing the notion of landscape, Terrain also explores the disconnect between old school methods of image-making such as drawing and painting, which typically required a moderate degree of time and talent to pull off, and the ease with which people these days can produce high quality images with the simple touch of a screen. And then post those images on social media — again, with a simple touch of a screen.
Above is a sample painting from the exhibition, which was curated by AGR director Holly Fay. And if you can’t make it to the opening, Terrain is on at the AGR until Feb. 27.