Les Graff was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art this year; honored for his exceptional talent and for his contribution to the arts in Canada.  Join us in congratulating this Albertan, for whom we are very proud.

Opens Friday, November 25th 6-9.

Les will be in attendance at the opening reception and on Saturday from 1-4 pm.  Please come down to see the show and meet Alberta’s latest inductee.

Les Graff – RCA
Artist Statement

“Scribbles to Metaphor” is my third exhibition to be held at the Bugera Matheson Gallery, sharing my specific ideas that have grown out of working for four years with elements of a single location, – the south facing hills along the Battle River.

 My involvement as an artist with landscape as a subject occurred quite by accident.  This accident led to a better than fifty year apprenticeship with landscape concepts and ideas, and always lurking in the background was the idea of metaphor – saying something more than what was readily evident in working with natural forms and appearances.  My ongoing apprenticeship has led me through various dimensions of landscape concepts, dictated in part by a farming background where one sees the land in terms of the cycle of seasons and the full measure of day.  Having the opportunity during the past four years to concentrate on a single location, in search of the elusive metaphor that has plagued me for more than 50 years, has enabled me to finally say something in depth regarding my connection to an Alberta environment that I have known all my life.