Sculptor/Blacksmith & Painter Exhibit
Saturday October 17, 2020  10am - 5pm (7 Hours )
Gallery / Exhibit
(902) 542-7093

New works by Blacksmith, Brad Hall presented together with recent landscapes by painter, Drew Klassen.

According to Klassen, this series arose from road trips taken over the last year or two: snapshots from a travel diary. Some of the works are singular and momentary, like “view from a highway, Maine (rain)”. Others are iterations of repeated passings, like “estuary, Rose Bay, morning” and “estuary, Rose Bay, evening”—the same view in the clear light of a winter morning, and again in the evening, after a day of flurries.

"I gather images on my phone, as I go—sometimes on a stroll, sometimes at highway speeds (when someone else is driving). Later, in my studio, I review the images. A few images overlap with my memory—albeit imperfectly, like a moiré pattern. This series is the imperfect work of reconciling those snapshots with my memory."

"Each painting depicts a place, or a landmark, but because of the imperfection of my memory, and through the process of trying to reconstruct my memories in paint, the images lose their specificity. This series is an attempt at a record of my travels, but, like my memories, it’s become exaggerated, simplified, vague and ephemeral."

In Brad’s words, he provides context for his body of work in this way ... “Mostly left alone these past seven months in the studio, I have sat more often to read or sketch. Or to garden, then wander down to the Annapolis basin shore to watch the seals. Truly fortunate to not have to have a direction, this body of work clearly is just that.”


Harvest Gallery (902) 542-7093 462 Main Street Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1E2