The road plays a central role in the way we experience the landscape, especially as Canadians. It's our commons, a common ground of culture and experience as well as use. A common set of problems. Since 2008 I've undertaken on site painting projects based on painting "drives" at intervals, usually of 50 km (30mi). This has culminated in Get There From Here, a touring public gallery show of about 224 one foot square paintings with accompanying booklets.

Get There From Here now spans Canada, East to West to North. Whitehorse to Fairbanks, AK was on display at the ArtPort Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ON opening March 2019. The full East to West to North sequence appeared at the Art Gallery of Peterborough opening April 13 2019. It will then travel to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, opening June 15, with Scavenging for the Many Faces of Raven, a collaborative show with Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé, as Roadside Occupations.

The summer of 2018 I completed the road from Ottawa to Niagara Falls, as well as the new road from Inuvik NT to Tuktoyaktuk this coming July. Get There From Here made a Western Canadian tour starting in Portage la Prairie, MB in March 2017, and continued on to the Art Gallery of Swift Current, SK, in May/June, and spent the rest of the summer of 2017 at the Esplanade in Medicine Hat, AB.

The trans-continental version had its first full display at The Reach Museum Gallery in Abbotsford, BC in 2016.

Keep an eye out here for updates in its showing schedule, and see below for media coverage of the series or more images to scroll through.