Banff Sky

This work will be part of an upcoming solo exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel in May 2014!

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  •   $60
    | 14"x11"
      Edition of 250
  •   $250
    | 20"x16"
      Edition of 50
  •   $500
    | 24"x20"
      Edition of 25
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    | 40"x30"
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    | 50"x40"
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The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Becky Comber
Banff Sky, 2013
from the series Broken Horizons

Both the photographs "Banff Sky" and "Sky Edge" were created from content I collected during a life-changing artist residency I attended at the Banff Centre in Alberta last year.  I was so lucky to have experienced this as an artist,  to have access to the extensive facilities, to meet other amazing artists and wander the mountains collecting imagery that I could re-work.  Seventy percent of my time during this 4-week stay went into producing source materials, which I could later use to re-work into compositions for these reconstructed landscapes.  I was thrilled to work with film again, and to re-introduce myself to colour printing darkrooms, which I haven’t had access to for over 8 years.  Working with the ability to produce many prints in a short period of time with a broad spectrum of results gave my work a looseness, spontaneity and playfulness, which I had been craving. These photographs are two of my favorites from this ongoing series. 


Broken Horizons


Using the manipulation of photographic raw materials, Comber physically rearranges imagery to create new visual constructions of her surroundings. Working with these physical documents gives her a flexible medium with which to explore notions such as the landscape and our place amongst it, the mental construction of our reality and the artificiality of media, while also using the re-ordering of her environment as a meditation on existence itself.  Her experiences and reflections are documented, printed and then re-photographed into new compositions to address themes such as the raw and immense power of the wilderness, the environments we inhabit, and the physical world that connects and surrounds us.    The act of interpreting space allows Comber’s aesthetic to unravel like a mysterious new dimension where the landscape acts out of the binds of reality.  This exploration has resulted in images charged with the physical tension of constructed hand cut edges uniting a collision of mismatched visual fields. 


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