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Like paintings and sculptures buildings can be beautiful works of art. I stopped by Whistler, British Columbia’s newest architectural building, the Audain Art Museum. Beautifully designed to integrate seamlessly into its environment. The Audain museum is laced with large windows that frame the outdoor landscape, using juxtaposing wood and metal structure. Designed by Michael Audain, housing his personal art collection.
The current permanent collection includes art by some of Canada's most prominent painters like Emily Carr, E.J Hughes and internationally renowned contemporary British Columbia artists like Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas. Its easy to see how the landscape of the providence influenced the British Columbian artists.
From the stone and sky exhibition at the Audain museum
The collection takes you through a visual journey of the British Columbia history. The current exhibition "Stone and sky; Canada's mountain landscapes "explores how nationhood and physical landscapes define the Canadian people while experiencing the trans continental journey of Canada's alpine landscapes through photographs, watercolors, drawings, paintings and prints the exhibition highlights Canadian stars like members of the group of seven.
Immersing myself in art inspired me to approach my designs and art direction for Armature visuals with the same approach I would take when creating a painting marrying location, composition, color, texture and design to work harmoniously together to tell a story.