By Alicia Slusarchuk
The Art Gallery of Alberta is very excited to feature the exhibition Songs for Pythagoras by Alberta artist Peter von Tiesenhausen. Addressing ideas of time, life, nature and re-generation, this exhibition engages audiences with issues related to extraction, production and human impact on the environment. In the AGA exhibition space, von Tiesenhausen has created an immersive experience that incorporates natural and discarded industrial materials.
This exhibition will leave you wanting to see more artwork from Peter von Tiensenhausen. Luckily, we have a number of his works available in the Art Rental and Sales Gallery, including prints, drawings, paintings and mixed media pieces.
Get whisked away by von Tiesenhausen’s Brome Game, for example. This painting is a serene portrayal of Alberta’s prairie landscape, picturing crops swaying in the wind on a lovely summer day.
Peter von Tiesenhausen. "Brome Grass". Oil on board.
Snowdome, an oil painting depicting the Rocky Mountains of western Alberta, would be another great addition to your home or office. Imagine having a constant view of this green vegetation fading at the tree line below a snowy, rocky peak.
Peter von Tiesenhausen. "Snowdome". Oil on board.
Both of these works are available for rent or purchase at Art Rental and Sales on the lower level of the AGA.
For Peter von Tiesenhausen, the landscape of Alberta is a primary source of inspiration. Whichever part of the province von Tiesenhausen showcases, he reminds us of the diverse, natural beauty of Alberta’s landscape that we too often take for granted.