Tyler Los-Jones, A panorama protects its view, production detail, 2014. Image courtesy the artist.
Facing the iconic curvilinear glass and steel forms of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s architecture, the Calgary-based artist has created a site-specific image of a mountain glacier vista doubling and mirroring itself as a reflective ribbon spanning and responding to the large scale physicality of Manning Hall.
Los-Jones’ process included taking images of the Rocky Mountains near Hinton, Alberta and as a special off-site project in conjunction with the launch of this artwork for Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, a billboard features an image of A panorama protects its view near the highway exit of this community, with the mountain range in the distance.
Initiated in the fall of 2011, the Manning Hall commission series provides a unique opportunity for the AGA to support the creation and exhibition of new, site-specific works by Alberta artists.