November 21 - December 7, 2015
The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor)
CUT ROCK is both the documentation of movement through memory and the impacts of humans on the environment. My Grandparents lived in Sudbury and many times my family and I made the journey from Rama First Nation. We passed from limestone to granite, hardwood to conifer, mosquito to blackfly. My amazement with the power of the Canadian Shield has existed since I was able to recognize shapes. The outcropping of stone interrupts and forms the highway with complex chemical reactions being recorded within the igneous rock. Blasted apart with dynamite for progress and northern development, the patterns now exposed creating a unique and beautiful aesthetic that speaks of nature and destruction. Many times have I tried to capture the majesty of these Grandfather Rocks without success. Cut Rock to me is both the finality of this exploration and the beginning.
- Keesic Douglas