SPAO’S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE GOES DIGITAL! Have you ever wanted to peek into the SPAO facility? Join us for our 2020 Open House, beginning Friday, November 6th by taking a virtual tour of SPAO’s facilities, watch videos created by our Diploma students, and experience a new exhibit of works by SPAO alumnae Hannah Evans and Jennifer Stewart titled Rem/a/inder. Online programming will continue into the month of November; follow along on social media and at spao.ca.
NOV. 6 – DEC 18, 2020
Artist Talk: Dec 3
SPAO is proud to present Rem/a/inder, an exhibition featuring the photo-based work of Jennifer Stewart and Hannah Evans. The exhibition explores the ephemera of lost relationships, the tactile reminders that bind us to emotions, and the remainders of memory. If leaving a relationship is akin to bleeding out or shedding a skin, Rem/a/inder will exhibit that blood and skin through photographs, objects, and sound.
Exploring themes dealing with both loss and recovery, the works on display engage with concepts including gender, sexuality, and mental health. Objects remind us of another time, and photographs remain in the absence of human contact. Meanwhile the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed numerous relationships, and it is more important now, than ever before, to check in with our mental health and reassess our relationships. What binds you to what you have lost? How can you move forward?
For more information and gallery hours visit spao.ca/gallery