Industrial Captivation

All of the paintings in this collection that remain for sale are available for purchase through the Art Gallery of Hamilton: https://aghartsales.com/collections/amy-ferrari

While not generally perceived as beautiful, the industrial scenes found in Hamilton (Ontario) can be captivating if one takes the time to appreciate the intrinsic beauty as elusive plumes of steam race across the sky, retreating from the mighty monuments of industry. This collection of paintings aspires to have viewers take a more imaginative look as they mingle the majestic industrial complexes with resplendent colors and lively organic forms.

The ever-changing steam plumes sometimes dissipate almost immediately, and other times they linger until it’s not clear if one is seeing plume trails or actual clouds. These steam-spewing pipe-laden cathedrals of industry are monuments to complexity with perplexing organizational purpose. Part of what makes these structures so interesting is the mystery of the intricacy. While it may be interesting to know where pipes go and why, it is perhaps more fun to wonder and imagine. The captivation factor of the industrial buildings is further enhanced by the colorful architecture of the buildings, which is often brutal in scale with strange angles and catwalk-like structures strewn all around.

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Parkdale Pipe Palace
Parkdale Pipe Palace
Gage Street Steelway
Gage Street Steelway
The Dofasco Experience
The Dofasco Experience
Skyward Deco Dance
Skyward Deco Dance
Rainbow Crown at Kenilworth
Rainbow Crown at Kenilworth
Gilded Haze at Hamilton Bay
Gilded Haze at Hamilton Bay
Contrails From the Trellis
Contrails From the Trellis
Bountiful Busby Above The Blue
Bountiful Busby Above The Blue
The Bungee Busy-ness
The Bungee Busy-ness
Facets of Dofasco
Facets of Dofasco
The Obleakly Netherlasting Grace
The Obleakly Netherlasting Grace
EnGaged, But Blue
EnGaged, But Blue