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Featured Art$Pay Artist
Jessie Rowe - In Living Memory
October 14 - November 4
The Window Gallery
56 Regina St North
Despite our reliance on photography as a means to make memories stand still, moments worth remembering can only endure when they are routinely recounted and shared between individuals. ‘In Living Memory’ is a solo exhibition that investigates the ongoing processes through which moments in a family history are sustained and made to feel familiar across generations. The two large-scale works on display are, in essence, painterly translations of photographs that the artist has uncovered in her own family albums. As illustrated by the out-of-focus quality of the paintings, static images often fall short in capturing the complexity of memories, which exist in a state of motion. By liberating chosen photographs from the pages of private albums, the artist aims to engage in the practice of keeping distant memories alive, while also provoking a dialogue on the significance of revisiting the past. To leave room for multiple generations of viewers to identify with the fleeting, yet undeniably poignant moments represented in her works, the artist has selected source photographs that are deeply rooted in the Canadian landscape.
Christina Preece holds a degree in Finance and Economics from University of Western Ontario, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo.
Christina enjoys hiking and spontaneous photography while out on a trail. For paintings, she selects personally inspiring images that contain symbols of our human journey, as well as interesting light formations and unique compositions.
Her work explores the uplifting effect of the landscape, capturing subtlety, rejuvenation and great appreciation for our natural surroundings. Nature is both calming and energizing; Christina relishes the challenge of translating smaller, overlooked details like leaves, grass, water reflections or dappling sunlight into paintings which celebrate the tranquility of the outdoors.
Waterloo Moves - March 2nd 2019
For Waterloo Moves, we asked photographers to explore the dynamism of Waterloo Region.
According to Brian Douglas, the world is in a constant state of motion. The world spins. Humans, even at rest, are in some state of movement: the rise and fall with each breath and the beating of our heart. It is all motion. So what happens when we take a moment in time and ‘move it’? For me, that is this series of photographs ‘in motion’.
Brian's photographs are accompanied by songwriter Justis Krar.