Thursday March 22, 2018

On campus in the Art Gallery

Posted in Arts & Culture

Opening: Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Runs: February 8 to March 23, 2018
Artist Talk from Tim Lowly: March 22, 2:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Another’s World is an art exhibition curated by Redeemer student Bethany Kenyon.

Portraits are expected to deliver a sense of encounter, of knowing the person depicted. Each portrait created bears witness to the life of another. Both Tim Lowly and Christina Sealey paint people they know, yet use strategies that complicate the intimacy with the viewer, their subjects and themselves. They acknowledge that the person depicted ultimately lives in their own world of perceptions and memories and that no one can fully understand another’s world. Both use wonderfully strange combinations of proximity and separation, clarity and mystery. In these works the viewer is invited into an intimate space with the person portrayed, a space filled with honesty, sensitivity and vulnerability.

Tim Lowly is a Chicago-based artist, curator, musician and teacher. Temma, his dear daughter who has both a seizure disorder and cortical blindness, is often the central focus of his work. Portraits depicting Temma in a variety of roles attempt to show others the many facets of her character. With tender, inquisitive engagement, he attempts to gain glimpses of a world only Temma can see.

Christina Sealey is a Hamilton-based artist, musician and teacher who creates portraits of people and the places that they are connected to. There is a sense of intrigue, indecision and mystery in her work, but also a special sensitivity to personhood and presence in each portrait. Sealey’s expressive mark-making, heightened colour and planes of simple geometry suspend the viewer between clarity and mystery, recognition and uncertainty.