Event Details
August 8, 2017
Anna Leonowens Exhibitions & Openings
Anna Leonowens Gallery
Gallery exhibitions and openings

Anna Leonowens Gallery opens at 5:30pm on Mon 7 August with opening receptions for faculty exhibitors Elena Brebenel, Heather Sayeau and the Language+Process group exhibition. Everyone is welcome!

August 8 - 19, 2017
Opening Receptions: Monday 7 August, 5:30 - 7PM

Gallery 1
Heather Sayeau, faculty exhibitor

About her painting practice, Sayeau offers, "I fell in love with flowers when I was very young, planting roses in the garden with my grandmother. That love has stayed strong and true. Since childhood flowers have been important to me, bringing the power of beauty to moments of happiness, sorrow and life in all aspects. Painting flowers is a challenge filled with frustration and delight. It connects me to places I have been, and to my emotional life. I plant them, give them away and gaze at them and their unending loveliness."

Gallery 2
Elena Brebenel, faculty exhibitor

About her textile-based practice, Brebenel offers, "Our memory system is fashioned so that we remember what is most important to us. What we encode depends on who we are. Though elusive and inaccurate in some situations, memory still forms the foundation for the strong beliefs we hold about ourselves. Recollections are abstract expressions of past experiences that bear associations to specific thoughts, feelings and emotions. The pieces in my installations serve as examples of quiet memories that have the innate quality of taking me to the past, offering the possibility of re-living my experiences, and releasing me from the irreversibility of time."

August 8 - 12, 2017
Opening Receptions: Monday 7 August, 5:30 - 7PM

Gallery 3
Language + Process, group exhibition

Students in Becka Barker's Language + Process class have considered concepts such as lingua franca, tacit knowledge, and performativity in the shaping of peer critique and have drawn on these concepts in the realization of new work. Their final exhibition regards the gallery space as a site of creative and critical reflection on the role language plays in processes of design and artistic creation.

For additional information:
Kate Walchuk