• EDWARD BURTYNSKY

    NATURAL ORDER

    SEPTEMBER 3 - 26, 2020

  • This Spring, in the early days of the pandemic, Edward Burtynsky found himself in Grey County, Ontario, as a result...
    Edward Burtynsky working on his latest series, Natural Order in Grey County, Ontario

    This Spring, in the early days of the pandemic, Edward Burtynsky found himself in Grey County, Ontario, as a result of the government-mandated isolation. He began shooting the surrounding forests using a new camera that captures unprecedented detail and density. Burtynsky photographed this area in the early 1980s and his return to this subject nearly 40 years later marks a full circle in his career. This most recent approach to nature is more painterly and abstract than ever before.  

     

    The photographs created during this time came together in a new series titled, Natural Order. In addition to a release of large-scale colour photographs, Burtynsky and Nicholas Metivier Gallery have published a limited edition portfolio including ten, 20 x 24 inch photographs contained in a linen-covered box. Also included in the portfolio is a new book of the same name, published by Steidl. The portfolio is an edition of 20. Burtynsky and Nicholas Metivier Gallery are issuing this portfolio as a special initiative to support the Canadian photography community. Proceeds from the sale of the Natural Order portfolio will be donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario and Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto for the establishment of new funds dedicated to acquiring the works of emerging to mid-career Canadian artists.

     

    The Natural Order book, published by Steidl, will also available for purchase separately through the gallery.

     

    For more information on the limited edition portfolio, click here.

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    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #1, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #1, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #20, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #20, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #14, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #14, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #27, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #27, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
  • In 1981, I ventured out on a shooting expedition, a road trip driving criss-cross through Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula and along the southern shores of Georgian Bay, the region where I first began photographing landscapes in earnest. During that Easter weekend in late April the snow was receding, revealing a dense tangle of matted grasses in what I refer to as quarter-colour tones. With the frenetic urgency of new growth, leafless bushes, vines and trees were pushing through one another, wrangling for light and warmth and space. I fell in love with the wild beauty of the area, so much so that by 1985 I resolved to purchase a piece of it. I wanted a property with which I could enjoy a long-term connection, and 35 years later my involvement with this place has become less about ownership and more about stewardship. This piece of land always draws me back and returns me to first principles: that we are of, and inseparable from, nature.

     

    - EDWARD  BURTYNSKY

    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #5, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #5, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #33, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #33, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
  • Edward Burtynsky, Natural Order #22, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020

    Edward Burtynsky

    Natural Order #22, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #12, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #12, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #13, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #13, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #31, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #31, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #19, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #19, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #18, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #18, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
    • Edward Burtynsky Natural Order #28, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
      Edward Burtynsky
      Natural Order #28, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring, 2020
      pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
  • During this time spent in isolation and while reflecting on this historic moment and the gravity of these events, I...

    During this time spent in isolation and while reflecting on this historic moment and the gravity of these events, I have taken the opportunity to once again turn my lens to the natural landscape as subject matter. The result is this new series, made during the time of year when the cycle of renewal exerts itself on the Earth. From the frigid sleep of winter to the fecund urgency of spring, these images are an affirmation of the complexity, wonder and resilience of the natural order in all things. I find myself gazing into an infinity of apparent chaos, but through that selective contemplation, an order emerges — an enduring order that remains intact regardless of our own human fate. These images are all from a place called Grey County, Ontario. They are also from a place in my mind that aspires to wrest order out of chaos and to act as a salve in these uncertain times.

    - EDWARD BURTYNSKY

  • Natural Order Limited Edition Portfolio

  • 10 pigment inkjet prints on Canson Baryta paper

    20 x 24 in. (each)

    edition of 20

     

    Photographs contained in a linen bound portfolio box, along with new limited release book published by Steidl.

     

    For more information on the limited edition portfolio, click here.