September 22 - October 11, 2011
With subject matter ranging from South Edmonton’s post-war stucco bungalows to transplanted Victorian architecture, Gordon Harper’s atmospheric oil paintings are reflections on contemporary urban landscape. Beautifully and meticulously rendered properties stand in the silence of dusk, serving as the backdrop for Harper’s dramatic exploration of light and shadow. These abandoned, often dilapidated homes are familiar, yet non-specific and evoke a sense of nostalgia. An empty rocking chair, boarded windows, and the shadows of graffiti long painted over invite the viewer to trace evidence of human experience in a Temporary City.