John Dean Exhibition at The Edge Gallery

  By Evelyn Drake

John Dean’s new work featured at The Edge Gallery in Canmore is a series of recent
photographs from the site of the 2003 forest fire in Kootenay National
Park. The Photographs were made with a high resolution digital camera
and are printed on beautiful cold rolled art paper.

These photographs are from the site of the 17,000 hectare forest fire in Kootenay National Park in 2003. Although more than 10 years have passed, many of the trees still stand. The bark has gone, the branches are bare, and much of the undergrowth at higher elevations still hasn’t returned.

It is this stark, almost monochromatic world that has drawn John to this place. Working with a medium format digital camera, lenses designed for high resolution capture, and tripod, the images are filled with detail. The formal composition, compressed picture plane, and lush surface reference painting and drawing as much as photography.

These images are printed on Moab Entrada rag paper with Ultrachome pigment inks to ensure long term archival stability.

The opening is Saturday Feb 1st, 2014  2:00PM to 5:00PM
The Edge Gallery
612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB 
T: 403-675-8300

The exhibition continues until February 28th at The Edge Gallery, 612,
Spring Creek Drive, Canmore. There will be an opening Saturday, February
1, from 2:00 until 5:00.

John Dean is a Calgary based Commercial and Fine Art Photographer. 

graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1975. His work
has been exhibited in public and commercial galleries and is included in
numerous private, corporate, and public collections, including the
Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The National Film Board’s Still
Photography Collection.

In 2002 John was awarded The Distinguished Alumni Award from ACAD.




Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.