December 5 – January 17, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, December 5 from 8 – 10pm
Artist Talk: HO-YOU 7:30pm
FRONT ROOM GALLERY | GEORGE BOTCHETT | CURTAIN CALL
A retrospective exhibition of the work of George Botchett
In July of 2013 Harcourt House Artist Run Centre lost a long-time friend and supporter. Following a distinguished career as an educator, inspiring young theatre artists, George Botchett followed his second passion and was an active member of the visual arts community in Edmonton. Exhibiting regularly with his colleagues at Harcourt House and as an honorary member of the Alberta Society of Artists his work explored a wide range of subjects and media.
Friends and family have generously loaned works from their collections to augment the collection of works from his studio. It is mere glimpse of his career in the visual arts and is a celebration of his many contribution to our lives.
MAIN GALLERY | JILL HO-YOU | Below the Mantle
In what ways are personal memory, emotion and cognition expressed through the physicality of the body? Genetics has shown that certain childhood experiences leave permanent marks upon the victims’ genome by altering gene expression. Physical anthropology has long demonstrated that organs, teeth and bones record events such as disease and trauma. Therefore the physical body retains traces of memory at the tissue, cell and molecular levels. Ho-You’s work draws insights from these visceral observations and attempts to express how our identities are linked to the often mysterious complexity of our bodies.
Visit Jill’s website for more on her local practice: jillhoyou.com/
Left: George Botchett, untitled, date unknown.
Right: Ho-You, Natural History I, etching, spit bite, digital and chine collé, 9” x 12”, 2013.