ERIN ROSS | BEAUTY AND MELANCHOLY
Galleries West's online magazine recently featured GFA artist Erin Ross:
"Edmonton artist Erin Elizabeth Ross calls her latest works dreamscapes. They often portray vast swathes of land in the furthest reaches of southern Alberta, where her family ranches.
But the familiar tropes are pushed: the fields glow too intensely, the billowing storm clouds mound against a sky that's overly dark. And then there's the horizon, an uneasy junction between earth and sky that troubles both depth and verticality.
"I think the Prairies are this bizarre combination of beauty and melancholy and isolation and natural chaos," says Ross, whose latest work is on view at Gibson Fine Art in Calgary starting Dec. 1. "I love trying to catch that tension and also that contrast."