Several years ago, the Art Gallery of Alberta here in Edmonton presented an exhibition of Edward Burtynsky’s “Manufactured Landscapes” work, and I was completely blown away by the beauty of Burtynsky’s large-scale photographs of industrial landscapes (mines, railcuts, quarries, recycling yards, etc.). Next week a new show of Burtynsky’s work will open at AGA, entitled “EDWARD BURTYNSKY: OIL” and will be showing until the 2nd of January.
I highly, highly recommend that you visit the gallery while this show is up, and if you haven’t seen it already, the new AGA building itself is worth the visit. Click here for a link to the AGA page, with more details about additional programming related to the exhibition. (Unfortunately, Burtynsky’s opening lecture is sold out — if you have a spare ticket I’d love to hear from you…).