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What Remains: Exhibition by Lilian Bonin & Quahaila Hewitt, Opening Reception at cre8ery

  • cre8ery 125 Adelaide Street, 2nd Floor Winnipeg Canada (map)

Additional Gallery Hours: March 3-March 13: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm

Lilian Bonin respond to the world around me with a camera, a pencil and a brush. In her practice, she collects images as she interacts with her surroundings and creates photographs and paintings.  Her subject matter evolves depending on her circumstance: planting a garden, traveling, or caring for ill family members. The connections between her physical environment and her personal experiences serve as inspiration for her work. She has always been interested in memory and it’s impact on one’s everyday experience. She creates art because she must; she attempts to engage the viewer by images that are multi-textured and raise questions.   

What Remains…, explores what remains when nature and people leave. Tangible elements, such an abandoned building, a footprint or cemetery as well as emotional responses are addressed in this body of work. She considers what a loved one leaves when they die as well as the daily ritual of day descending into night. She also addresses the unexpected alteration of terrain by a human or environmental hand. These works depict a moment of discovery and a response to them. The exhibition shares a reverence for the seemingly mundane as well as life altering and is a careful observation of what makes us human. More info here.