Other, Painting

Felde, Galen

About the artist
Galen's work explores 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. *In the last 5 years, Galen has elaborated on her core themes by integrating multi-media installation into her exhibits. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Galen was born in Vancouver, BC, and began studying the visual arts and contemporary dance locally, in London Eng. and in 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 currently represented in Vancouver BC and Toronto Ont. Her work is collected internationally. Galen works from her studio on the Downtown Eastside where she has been a long-time resident.

Galen presents the 3rd phase of her installation PLEXUS, incorporating painting, mixed material, photography and video.

Map Code: A4
321 Railway St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #404