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Landon Mackenzie: Cosmic Canvases

An Online Supplement to the Winter 2010–11 Print Edition of Canadian Art
Landon Mackenzie <i>Night Sky and Blue Moon</i> 2009  Courtesy Art45 / photo Scott Massey Landon Mackenzie Night Sky and Blue Moon 2009 Courtesy Art45 / photo Scott Massey

Landon Mackenzie <i>Night Sky and Blue Moon</i> 2009 Courtesy Art45 / photo Scott Massey

Vancouver-based artist Landon Mackenzie has played a key role in the recent resurgence of painting on the West Coast, due not only to the strength of her own critically lauded, large-scale abstract canvases, but also to her exemplary work as a studio instructor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. But it hasn’t always been easy for Mackenzie to press for the place of painting in a national art scene dominated by an established conceptual and photo-conceptual canon. Canadian Art contributing editor Robin Laurence takes a closer look at the influences and experiences behind Mackenzie’s rise as an artist and teacher in the winter 2010–11 magazine feature “The Centre of the World.” A bonus selection of six images of Mackenzie’s recent work gathered here rounds out the picture.

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This article was first published online on December 9, 2010.

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