"Icarus: Falling of Birds" by Thaddeus Holownia included in "Shutter"

Icarus: Falling of Birds by Thaddeus Holownia   will be featured in the group  exhibition,   Shutter   at the    Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History  in  Nelson, British Columbia.    Shutter  examines   themes of   place/ environment, identity politics and other diasporic realities in the work of    Dayna Danger, Adad Hannah, Sandra Semchuk, Jerry Des Voignes,  Althea Thauberger, Suzy Lake, Thaddeus Holownia and Fred Rosenberg. 

Icarus: Falling of Birds     responds to the  2013 corosive   gas flare up  at the Canaport Liquefied   Natural  Gas   terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick where 10,000 songbirds were  tragically attracted to the flame during  flight.    The work   emphasizes the unethical comprimises   imposed on nature   by  humanity  through a subtle, poetic light. 


Holownia is well-known for his long-term projects, transformed over periods,   cycles, and seasons, in which he researches the natural process of life and the inevitability of change. 

On view at the   Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
June 18 to September 3, 2022 

Opening Reception and Artist Talk Friday, June 17 | 7-9 pm

May 31, 2022