Award-winning photos of the badlands of the northern Great Plains will be featured in “Badlands: a geography of metaphors” by Saskatchewan artist Ken Dalgarno at the Northwest Art Center’s Hartnett Hall Gallery at Minot State University July 1 through August 6, 2015.
The photographs of badlands in North Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and Alberta have been collected in a book authored by Dalgarno. The Saskatchewan Book Council honored the book with their 2015 Best First Book award.
“There can be few places in the world where the visual impact of the landscape is as hauntingly captivating as the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains,” writes Dalgarno. “These amazing badlands regions contain some of the most surreal and magical terrain you can imagine. It’s like walking amongst a geography of metaphors, or perhaps entering an archives where stories have been exiled.”
Dalgarno is a Canadian artist and photographer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His paintings and photographs have been exhibited in group and solo shows across Western Canada and the United States, and are in private and public collections across Canada, the United States, South Africa and Italy. Dalgarno’s artwork has been featured in the Edmonton Journal, Western Art Collector, Prairies North, Galleries West and Our Canada magazines.
His book “Badlands: a geography of metaphors” is published by Red Deer Press in Canada and Ingram Publishing in the U.S. Photographs from the book have been exhibited at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska; Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey; and the Calgary Stampede Photography exhibition in Calgary, Alberta, among others.
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