Event Details
July 25, 2017
Anna Leonowens Exhibitions & Openings
Anna Leonowens Gallery
Gallery exhibitions and openings

Anna Leonowens Gallery opens at 5:30pm on Mon 24 July with opening receptions for Carrie Allison-Goodfellow, Amanda Kopas and Nathan Wilson. Everyone is welcome!

July 25 - 29, 2017
Opening Receptions: Monday 24 July, 5:30 - 7PM

Gallery 2A
Carrie Allison-Goodfellow, graduate exhibitor

This exhibition will explore the experiences of going back to the land of my ancestors. For one month I’ll travel from Edmonton up to Lesser Slave Lake to Grande Prairie to research my maternal Cree and Metis family history; with the hope of finding documents pertaining to fur trade or land claims, old photos or community memories. Connect/Contact will also show gestures of reclaiming and resistance through projects conducted on the land.

Gallery 2B
Surviving Emotional Implosion
Amanda Kopas, undergraduate exhibitor

How can abstraction of the human form convey particular and conflicting emotions? Kopas has been using this question to fuel the creations of her ceramic wall installations. By using tactile surfaces and energized forms, she has been transforming her line drawings from paper to clay. Inspired by the materiality of clay, particularly how it holds onto the makers marks and touch, she imparts her own lived experiences involving mental wellness into it.

Gallery 3
Crystallizing Craft
Nathan Wilson, graduate curator

Curated by NSCAD MFA candidate Nathan Wilson, Crystallizing Craft is a celebration of the interdisciplinary relationships between the humanities and the sciences. Collectively, the exhibitors transcend the divisions of our institutional structures and create new sets of hybridized discourses. We seek to address political, environmental, economic, and social issues through experiments in art, design, architecture, craft and community engagement. Together we combine traditional vectors, sending us into new and uncharted domains. These are the voyages of an interdisciplinary artist.

For additional information:
Kate Walchuk