The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976-2016
The Nature of Nature celebrates forty years of work by Canadian photographer Thaddeus Holownia and features newly created, never before seen works.
The Nature of Nature celebrates forty years of work by Canadian photographer Thaddeus Holownia. Firmly located within the North American documentary genre, Holownia’s work is engaged with the histories of photography and of places. His unique practice, using predominantly analogue technologies, merges high craft with prolonged inquiry as his projects span years if not decades. This exhibition offers insight into Holownia’s art-making from the late 1970s to the present day through more than 180 photographs and features newly created works on exhibition for the first time.
The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976-2016 is on view to the public from February 4 to May 28, 2017
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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About Thaddeus Holownia:
Thaddeus Holownia, is a visual artist, teacher, letterpress printer, and publisher. Holownia was born in England in 1949 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. He completed a BA in Communication and Fine Arts at University of Windsor in 1972. Currently he is a professor and head of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick where he has taught since 1977.
Holownia’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including Thaddeus Holownia: The Terra Nova Suite, a twenty-five-year survey of his work in Newfoundland & Labrador at the Provincial Gallery (The Rooms) in St. John’s Newfoundland. His 1998 mid-career retrospective exhibition, Extended Vision: Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia 1978 -1997, organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, traveled across Canada and to the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. His photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Monet’s Legacy: Series, Order and Obsession at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany and Car Culture at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York.
Holownia is a Fulbright Fellow, and elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He has twice received the Paul Paré Medal from Mount Allison University in recognition of excellence in teaching, creative activity, research, and community service. Recent awards include the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Visual Arts from artsNB and the Order of New Brunswick.
About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s largest arts museum. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, it houses the province’s art collection and offers a range of innovative exhibitions and programming.www.