This week’s Work of the Week is Night Prairie Piece by Lynn Malin.
Fall is a great time of year to get outside and do some stargazing! Alberta has some of the best night skies in the world for viewing the cosmos. In fact, our province is home to five Dark Sky Preserves, which are designated areas located all over the world where artificial lighting is reduced to a minimum and the reduction of light pollution is promoted and encouraged.
About the Artist: Lynn Malin
Lynn Malin is a painter working full time in Edmonton since 1985. She works primarily in oils on canvas, paper, and lexan, and practices both within and outside the tradition of landscape painting. She employs still-life and site-specific techniques, but veers away from the traditional wilderness scenes, and instead take a vertical, bird’s eye approach to her subjects. She incorporates small calligraphic marks in her work to represent both natural and man-made patterns in the landscape, and explores the human tendency to grid, order and reorganize nature. Her work explores the dichotomy of these patterns, and the process of order and disorder in the landscape.
Malin received her education at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, and attended residencies and workshops at Emma Lake, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and at the Banff Centre. She is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists where she served as Vice President and Branch Chairman.
Malin was awarded public commissions at the Kelly Ramsey Building/Enbridge Tower in Edmonton, AB and at the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and Bethel Transit Station in Sherwood Park, AB. She exhibits her work in solo and group shows throughout Alberta. Her work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Government of Canada Embassy in Egypt, and in the University of Alberta Faculty Club and Alumni House.
You can see more of Malin’s work at the Art Gallery of St. Albert. The exhibition Lynn Malin: Landwatch is on view until October 24.