Colin Alexander: Copper portraits

Posted: May 24, 2013

Colin Alexander takes the destructive power of fire and uses it to create. His paintbrush is a blowtorch and his pencils a series of tools to scratch and etch copper plates.

His works are resemble paintings and also evoke old lithographs. The exhibit of copper works is on display at Gallery 22 in Whitehorse until the first week of June.

Alexander says he’s drawn to icons of Yukon history both known and unknown. Much of his work is informed by photos from the Yukon Archives, dating back to the 1920s.

CBC is starting a series on northern visual artists using slides. Do you know someone who should be featured? Contact Philippe.Morin@cbc.ca

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