About the artistGalen Felde's work explores empathy, impermanence and our complicated relationship with origins, adaptation and alteration of the landscape. Echoing familiar landforms, 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. Her work combines acrylic texturing and under-painting with feathered brushwork and numerous transparent washes on wood panel. __________________________________________________________________________________ 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, Toronto On. and Canmore, Ab. Primarily a painter, she has created her work from her studio on the Downtown Eastside where she has been a long-time resident. Her work is collected internationally.
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