Paul Murasko’s hand-tinted photographs capture and heighten not so much Edmonton’s landmarks, but Edmonton’s own peculiar poetic of urban strips and boom-town aesthetic. Often they are grim but never dull or spiteful, rather through light and colour, the images are our exaggerated memories of early dusk in winter or the hazy atmosphere of heat and concrete in a downtown strip. Murasko does not apologize for the city’s clumsy sprawl – he allows for its contingency upon place and time to beautiful.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.