"Elemental Aura" brings together two British Columbian photographic artists whose work connects strongly to land and place. This exhibition is combined with thoroughly selected new works by our Gallery Artists.
"Elemental Aura" brings together two photographic artists whose work connects strongly to land and place.
David Ellingsen’s photographs speak to the relationship between humans and the natural world. A restless artist, Ellingsen maintains a varied practice of which intersections form the foundation – intersections of observer and participant, documentary photography and contemporary art, archivist and surrealist. His work lives within the sphere of advocacy and activism, supporting photography’s dominant role in these areas. The large-scale works in this exhibition are selected from several of his projects.
Dolf Vermeulen’s images reveal close observation of the landscape and his practice is rooted in kinship with these environments. His process focuses on translation of these elemental, natural spaces into prints that radiate a deep connection between mankind and the earth. Vermeulen’s exhilarating vistas recall this connection at a most crucial time and endeavour to inspire viewers to slow down, protect our wilderness, and look forward to the unknown.