Event

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Exhibition 

September 25–November 13, 2021

Opening Reception and Artist Talk 

Saturday, October 2 from 2–4 pm, talk to start at 2:30 pm.

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Virtual Tours with Curator

Tuesday, October 5 at 12 pm and Friday, October 22 at 3 pm.

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In-Person Tours with Curator

Thursday, October 14 at 12 pm and Thursday, October 28 at 4 pm.

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Meet the Artist Amy Loewan will be available at the gallery to chat on
Saturday October 16, October 30 and November 6 from 2–3 pm.

House Illuminates presents works by Amy Loewan (RCA) that promote peace and well-being. These ideals are at the core of the artist’s life and practice.

House Inspiring Peace is at the centre of the exhibit. The house is constructed from shuen (rice) paper, canvas, silk and Canadian maple, the quintessential structure is encased by woven paper strips and cut paper. Messages, symbols and drawn elements of ink, charcoal, and acrylic adorn the structure. Loewan wanted a simple house, “like the house a child would draw” and the effect is powerful. Lit from within by Edison incandescent lights the house is an invitation to peace and harmony. It offers protection and a room for reflection.

Loewan’s Contemplation Series adorn the gallery walls. Many washes of watercolour paint are applied to paper in a repetitive and meditative process. This process informs the interpretation and effect of these calming, spiritual studies. The exhibition becomes a space for us to connect with our positive intentions.

At a time in human history when we have experienced tremendous challenge and uncertainty, House Illuminates is a beacon of hope. Art and the act of creating has the power to heal and promote self reflection and introspection. It also teaches us about the world around us and the people we share that world with. Loewan’s work is a conceptual and actual gathering place for these ideas and intentions to manifest and flourish.


Image credit: Amy Loewan, House Inspiring Peace, installation at Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Shue (rice) paper, canvas, silk, ink, charcoal, conte, acrylic, Canadian maple structure, Edison incandescent lights, 182x125x131”, 2015. Photo credit: Reiner Loewan