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Holownia, Thaddeus

STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Amherst NS, 1983

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Holownia, Thaddeus

STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Aulac NB, 1988

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Holownia, Thaddeus

STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Badger NL, 1989

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Bass River NS, 1992

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Berwick NS, 1992

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Brooklyn NS, 1992

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Brooklyn NS, 1985

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Canning NS, 1988

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Cap-Pele NB, 1988

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Collingwood NS, 1988

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Dorchester NB, 1984

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Grand Pre NS, 1996

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Holownia, Thaddeus

STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Halifax NS, 1992

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Havelock NB, 1982

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Memramcook NB, 1987

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, New Ross NS, 1989

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Peticodiac NB, 1985

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Sackville NB, 1988

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Saint-Leonard NB, 1988

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STATION Irving Architectural Landscapes, Springhill NS, 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.