Nathan Phillips SquareSusan Gale’s body of work speaks to the tradition of landscape painting through the lens of contemporary experience. Based on both rural and urban Canadian locations, the unique beauty in each is captured by using a uniform, slightly abstract treatment. Whether it’s the architecturally lined streets of Toronto or a rural community in Newfoundland, Susan’s unique aesthetic is the dominant theme in her work.
Susan Gale’s work explores the nostalgia of community by highlighting the juxtaposition between the peaceful, quiet mystery of light and the rush of visually invoked sensation. By photographing landscapes and working the images through a lens of emotion, Susan brings beauty & form back to their most simple compositional elements: colour, shape, structure, perspective, light, shadow, and value. Her body of work seeks to investigate a space between abstraction & representation that allows for a rich direct language of mark making.