James Sutherland studied architecture after a BA in Art History and English Lit at UBC in the sixties. After working in several architects’ offices, he formed his own studio to design architectural-scale graphics, banners and murals for many public buildings, for example, the DuPont Subway Station and, with the native artists of Mnjikaning, the Circle of Clans Mural on Casino Rama. His photography evolved from recording his artwork to an independent artistic practice after studying with Peter Sramek at OCA. Sutherland primarily practices three streams of photography: Landscape in search of a more efficacious understanding of our cultural and historical relationship with the natural environment; Portrait photography to celebrate the marvelous varieties of human individuality we encounter; and Photocollage to develop the artistic potential of new digital tools as photographic media approach the flexibility and freedom of painting.
May 8 – 19, 2019 @ Gallery 1313
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7 – 9 pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, May 11, 2 – 3 pm, led by Sylvia Galbraith