Landon Mackenzie

Palliser's Triangle

1997
"Palliser's Triangle" is a richly layered painting of land and psyche. Layers of text, maps, diagrams, symbols and coloured space create a cumulative sense of an ornate but open land, specifically the Canadian Prairies. This place bears the traces of past events and current memories. The dark polygonal shape in the centre of the painting refers to different sketches of territory studied by Captain John Palliser in 1857. The pictorial space is gridded, mineral-bright, and textured with pattern and almost-obscured script.
Title
Palliser's Triangle
Date
1997
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on linen
Dimensions
228.6 x 312.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Vancouver, 1998
Accession number
39949