Galen Felde’s work explores ideas of empathy, impermanence and our complicated relationship with origins, adaptation and alteration of the landscape. Echoing familiar land forms, her paintings are a complex, and often disguised collage of natural and urban imagery. Use of trace images, skewed focus and saturated light refer to the construction of memory, the resonance of absence and the process of release. Canvases combine acrylic texturing and under-painting with feathered brushwork and numerous transparent washes on wood panel.
Galen was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada and began studying the visual arts and contemporary dance in Vancouver, BC, London Eng. and Montreal, Que. The division of her time between the raw but vulnerable nature of the BC Interior, and the geometry, chaos, and mutability of urban settings, played a key role in informing her artistic vocabulary. She continued to develop her career as an independent artist until 2007, and is now represented in Vancouver BC, Toronto On. and Canmore, Ab. Her work is collected internationally.
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Tireless Arms | acrylic on wood panel | 24 x 36" | $2350
Timemarker: Dissolve | acrylic on wood panel | 30 x 30" | $2350
Truth Sings to a Turned Shoulder | acrylic on wood panel | 25 x 25" | $1950
Dawn's Horizon | acrylic on wood panel | 25 x 25" | $1950
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