Based in Edmonton, Dwayne Martineau is a visual artist, musician and composer interested in the physicality of light, and experimental landscape photography. His work starts from an intimate interaction with nature and a reverence for the complex and sometimes frightening natural world around us that few stop to marvel at. Using optics, found glass, mirrors and multiple exposures, Martineau introduces distortion, symmetry, and animism into exhaustive studies of forests and trees. This installation is meant to convey that unnoticed world of which we often ignore but within which we are ill equipped outsiders. Dwayne is a member of the Frog Lake First Nation, descended from a complex frontier mix of early French, Scottish and Irish settlers, Plains Cree, Métis, and Iroquois.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.