About the Exhibition
This exhibition examines some of Thaddeus Holownia’s favourite subjects to which he returns repeatedly, sometimes over decades, recording various landscapes and architecture of Tantramar region and the Cumberland basin of the Bay of Fundy…. A personal, acute vision chronicles the interrelated relationships he observes, how the land reveals its history and how time and human events affect change. Through serial observations and sustained interest, Holownia creates images of timelessness and transience, things that renew themselves and things that don’t, all together giving us an opportunity to see the familiar become new again. The exhibition comprises of 20 – 40 toned silver gelatin contact prints from 7”x17” and 10”x12”film negatives. This exhibition is a collaboration with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
About the Artist
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 B.A. in Communication and Fine Arts at University of Windsor in 1972. After a forty-one year teaching and administrative career in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick, Holownia recently retired and now spends his time at his studio in Jolicure New Brunswick. Holownia’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including The Nature of Nature, The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia 1976–2016, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; 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; 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton New Brunswick. 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 NY. Holownia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fulbright Fellow and an elected member of the RCA. He has twice received the Paul Paré Medal from Mount Allison University in recognition of excellence in teaching, creative activity, research, and community service as well as receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Visual Arts from artsNB and the Order of New Brunswick. Visit his website for more information about his work: https://holownia.com/