David T. Alexander | Embedded In The Idea of Lands
David Alexander | Embedded in the Ideas of Lands
November 7-19, 2020
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Renowned Canadian painter David T. Alexander’s latest exhibition, Embedded in the Idea of Lands marks the artist’s return to the coastal landscape, comprising a visual record of the three year period he spent travelling along the gulf islands and north toward Alaska. In this body of work, Alexander traces the footsteps of a former self to enact a personal paleography, an excavation of the painterly language of his past practice.
Through this process, the terrain of the Pacific Northwest becomes activated as a mnemonic device, an entry point to the artist's own lived experience and the locus of collective histories, site-specific narratives, and cultural memory.