For Paul Buckingham, photography is the visual expression of his passion for precision and simplicity. He aims for crisp, clean images of architecture, while looking for vantage points that will make the viewer see their urban environment in a new light. His goal on any shoot is to discover the beauty that goes unnoticed, often through unconventional perspectives.
Patrick Bulas is an artist who has lived in Saskatoon for the past twelve years. Born in Edmonton, he has received both his BFA and MFA from the University of Alberta. He has had solo exhibitions in Edmonton and Saskatoon and has participated in group exhibitions in Finland, Vancouver, and Spain. In addition to his studio practice, he is the printmaking studio technician and a sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan and a founding member of Ink Slab Printmakers. He has spent the past several years trying to understand the wonder and beauty of phenomena studied in physics and astronomy through woodcut, etching, and mezzotint. His latest series of prints depict his cat Lucy interacting with a variety of animals and he has collaborated with fellow artist Jordan Schwab on a series of work exploring alternative approaches to printmaking. He's pretty sure there's a connection between his cat, using gunpowder to print a woodblock, and the mysteries of the universe, but he hasn't quite found it yet.
Catherine Burgess RCA was born in Alberta in 1953 and graduated from the University of Alberta Fine Arts Department in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 1974 she attended Yale University’s “Yale at Norfolk” summer program. Over the past forty years she has mounted 28 solo exhibitions and participated in over 70 group shows, both nationally and internationally. Her sculptures are represented in over twenty public collections across Canada. Downtown Edmonton is home to two of her outdoor commissioned pieces: The Big Rock, 1995 (a collaborative sculpture done with Sandra Bromley) and Return, 2001.