Don Pollack: Postcards From the Edge
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
These soft-focus landscape paintings by Illinois artist Don Pollack are inspired by travels along and historical research regarding the eastern shore – the “edge” – of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Influenced by Canada’s Group of Seven and the Hudson River School in the US, Pollack explores light and shadow and shifting ideas concerning the depiction of the natural world. The white borders surrounding the landscape images suggest postcards: souvenirs of travel sent to those back home.