Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), 1988-1996

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Cameron House, Toronto, 1996

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Bamboo Parking Lot, Toronto, 1990

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Bamboo Wall, Toronto, 1990

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Bicycle Bar, Toronto, 1992

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Busy Street, Queen Street East, Toronto, 1988

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Cameron House Blue, Toronto, 1990

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Cameron House Front View, Toronto, 1996

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Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Cameron House Grey, Toronto, 1991

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Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Cameron House Red, Toronto, 1988

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Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), City TV, Toronto, 1988

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), High Park Queens Way, Toronto, 1988-1996

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Paradise Cafe, Toronto, 1988-1996

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Queen and Duncan Silver Tab, Toronto, 1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Queen and Gladstone, CN Bridge, Toronto, 1988

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Queen Lumber, Toronto, 1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Ramones, Toronto, 1995

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Sanctuary, Toronto, 1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), St. Patricks Market, Toronto, 1988-1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Stretching from Mind to Body, Toronto, 1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), The Real Jerk, Toronto, 1988-1996

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7 x 17 in. (17.8 x 43.2 cm)

Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Transfer Lounge, Toronto, 1994

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Our City Our Walls (Queen Street), Roncesvalles, Toronto, 1988

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Thaddeus Holownia explores the intersections of nature and humanity. Specifically, he deals with how humanity changes landscape, how the forces of nature mould human structures, and how the two coexist. His work calls attention to various ecological and political issues that are of growing concern. Holownia's practice uses altered landscapes to convey the precarious relationship between man and nature. To expose these landscapes he returns to a place over years, even decades, and creates a photographic catalogue of the transformation.

As a young artist, Holownia was part of Toronto’s hip and burgeoning art scene. He left Toronto in 1977 for a two-year teaching job at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Professor Holownia became Head of the Photography Department and is now Head of the Fine Arts Department. Enchanted by his surroundings, Holownia remained there and has never returned to living in an urban environment. His move to the Maritimes served to heighten his awareness of deeper moral and spiritual issues that are now the foundations of his ecologically conscious work.