6 inches by 9 inches on archival photo paper
Darren Inglis-McQuay lives in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his undergrad work at the Alberta College of Art and Design and the University of Calgary with a focus on painting, drawing, and photography.
Darren’s work bears the results of habitual observation, a contemporary flaneur engaged with his ever-changing surroundings. His collection of photographic images visually strings together everyday findings that challenge the meanings/representations of landscape. Unlike accepted approaches to the portrayal of landscape, Darren’s work provides a different point of view that highlights overlooked residues of human interaction in their environment. These residual evidences disclose an underlying human condition to; sort, pile, consume, and discard. These familiar traits and their outcomes as Darren depicts create a tension that is both fraught and futile environmentally, creating a certain sense of failure in the scenes presented, a sort of fatal reminder that these spaces are temporary and subject to greater more persistent forces. His use of this tension reiterates and echoes the questioning of human engagement and stewardship environmentally and makes sensitive the meaning of contemporary landscape.