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Annual Juried Exhibition 21: FCG Feature Award Winner

Detail image of Myles Jackson Lynch, Cryptic Landscape 3. Image courtesy of the artist.

Cryptic Landscapes

Myles Jackson Lynch, BFA, Hons.

On view August 12 - 19, 2023.

This series is inspired by the fever dreams of childhood, our psychic connection to the land, and the sense of sublime we feel in the grand scale of the universe. Cryptic Landscapes is an exploration of minimalist expression through contrasting textures; paper impersonating rock formations on a grand scale versus golden regions implying value and importance. While the material conveys stillness and timeless consistency, the gilding is abstract with no concrete meaning. It is up to the viewer to find their own answers in the work, as it is our nature to find meaning in the experience of life.


Myles Jackson Lynch, BFA, Hons. is an emerging Lŭnaapèew artist from Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (formerly known as Moraviantown, Ontario). He grew up with an equal appreciation for nature and academia, finding inspiration in stillness. Though the medium in which he creates his art is ever changing, his body of work continues to be focused on existentialism.

The Annual Juried Exhibition (AJE) is one of the most highly anticipated undergraduate exhibitions in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. This diverse exhibition supports the production of new artwork made in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, digital media, photography, installation, sound, and performance. For many years, Forest City Gallery has supported the AJE through the contribution of the FCG Feature Award. The FCG Feature offers a presentation opportunity to one student each year, selected by a professional jury. The AJE 21, which took place in March 2023, awarded Myles Jackson Lynch, BFA, Hons., with this year's FCG Feature Award.


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