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