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PUP Contemporary in Studio 208 | Cut Rock by Keesic Douglas


Cut Rock by Keesic Douglas

@ Gladstone Hotel, Studio 208, November 21 – December 7, 2015 12-5  daily

Opening reception on Saturday November 21, 4-8PM)


Cut Rock is both the documentation of movement through memory and the impacts of humans on the environment.

My Grandparents lived in Sudbury and many times my family and I made the journey from Rama First Nation. We passed from limestone to granite, hardwood to conifer, mosquito to blackfly. My amazement with the power of the Canadian Shield has existed since I was able to recognize shapes. The outcropping of stone interrupts and forms the highway with complex chemical reactions being recorded within the igneous rock. Blasted apart with dynamite for progress and northern development, the patterns now exposed creating a unique and beautiful aesthetic that speaks of nature and destruction. Many times have I tried to capture the majesty of these Grandfather Rocks without success. Cut Rock to me is both the finality of this exploration and the beginning.

PUP Contemporary (Pop Up Projects Contemporary) is a gallery with geographical flexibility being featured in the Gladstone Hotel during November. Founded in 2012, PUP Contemporary “pops up” in temporary spaces around the city as artist and gallery needs dictate. PUP Contemporary exhibits art works in all disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculptureINSTALLATION, and integrated media.