Digital Reproduction of Spider for Canada Line subway construction site. During the day, the piece changed with the weather and light. At night it was lit as a drive in movie. 2007. Vancouver. (www.landonmackenzie.com)

Artist showcased at Kelowna Art Gallery wins award

Landon Mackenzie won the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Vancouver artist Landon Mackenzie is the winner of 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

In October 2015, through January 2016, the exhibition Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015) was on view at the Kelowna Art Gallery, before embarking on a national tour.

This major exhibition was produced by the Kelowna Art Gallery and created by Gallery curator Liz Wylie who worked closely with Landon Mackenzie to identify the over 200 works on paper that were included in this 40-year retrospective. The result was a visually rich show, packed with works that provided visitors with an intimate and captivating experience.

Mackenzie is a nationally known, Vancouver-based artist, admired for her large-scale works with paint on canvas. Less known are her works on paper often created while travelling, which she produces voluminously as a tandem practice (or what might be considered a parallel creative journey) to her big paintings. Somewhere between jottings and “finished” works intended for public exhibition, these small paintings speak to the deepest level of human creativity. They function at times as glimpses into this intelligent artist’s psyche or soul.

Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015), organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery and curated by Liz Wylie, is still currently on tour. It was shown at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI, from May 28 to Sept. 25, 2016; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Jan. 13 through Apr. 9 and later this year, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, December 7, 2017 to March 11, 2018.

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