This image is part of a six part series in partnership with the Drake Hotel, based on the theme The Canadian Souvenir
. The image takes a decidedly different approach to our national identity; a more ambiguous, and slightly murkier view of the Canadian landscape and the cultures that exist between the seams of the airport version of ourselves that we sell to tourists. Perhaps along the lines of what David Cronenberg might have schemed up if he were on a booze-infested camping trip with his buddies!
This is quintessential Angus Rowe MacPherson, with his highly stylized and articulately produced images that suggest a re-reading of the most ordinary of scenes. In this case, a fisherman in hip waders communing with nature, drinking a Carling O’Keefe. We like that this image challenges our stereotypical understanding of the characters we encounter in life – who often end up being quite the opposite of what we expect.
Each week, starting in May 2010, six artists from EYE BUY ART released a site-specific, limited edition print in partnership with the Drake Hotel
. Photographs from the series are available individually here, or, you can save on shipping for a limited time and purchase the entire series as a boxed set