Public viewing by appointment: email [email protected].ca until 1 April. Staff, patients, and visitors do not need to make an appointment.
2 February – 14 April 2023 | A closing event for this exhibition took place on Friday14 April 2023, 6 – 8 pm.
Our homes are potent places. They play a fundamental role in our survival not only giving us shelter but also a place to express ourselves freely. This selfhood is conveyed through our décor and other objects that hold meaning for us. If one has the good fortune to have a home and to also feel at home, being away from it can become a feat of coping with the longing to return. On the flipside, spending a great deal of time at home can give us cabin fever.
This exhibition shows photographs by Larry Glawson and Tayler Buss, two artists who have taken their domestic spaces as their subject, with very different outcomes. Familiar and strange, their images elegantly converse with each other, evoking revelations about perception, domesticity, and private life in that most intimate and intentional place, a home.
Home from Home (un chez-soi ailleurs que chez soi)
Nos foyers sont des endroits formidables. Ils sont essentiels à notre survie parce qu’ils nous fournissent non seulement un gîte mais aussi un lieu pour nous exprimer librement. Cette expression de soi se révèle dans notre décor et d’autres objets qui, pour nous, ont un sens. Si on a la chance d’avoir un foyer et aussi de s’y sentir chez soi, le fait d’en être éloigné peut nous faire languir du retour à la maison. Inversement, en passant beaucoup de temps chez soi, on ressent parfois l’angoisse du confinement.
Cette exposition rassemble des photographies de Larry Glawson et Tayler Buss, deux artistes qui ont choisi comme sujet leurs espaces domestiques avec des résultats très différents. À la fois familières et étranges, leurs images dialoguent entre elles avec élégance, évoquant des révélations sur la perception, la domesticité et la vie privée dans ce lieu particulièrement intime et intentionnel qu’est le foyer.
Larry is an artist/photographer based in Winnipeg, Canada. He has been exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally since graduating from the University of Manitoba’s Lemoine Fitzgerald School of Art in 1982.
He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and was a sessional instructor in photography from 1990 to 2012, mainly at the U of M with a 2 year stint at the U of Western in the fine arts department.
Glawson’s work over the last twenty-five years has been largely involved with queer identities, politics and aesthetics. In June 2008, a major exhibition of his home bodies series was presented in Winnipeg. 27xDoug, a retrospective exhibition curated by J. J. Kegan McFadden toured from Winnipeg to Montreal and Halifax from 2010 – 2011. His work is also included in the Plug In produced travelling exhibition My Winnipeg.
Glawson also has a long history with Winnipeg’s Artist Run Centre system. A founding member of Ace Art, Glawson has also served as board member and/or staff of Video Pool, Platform Centre and Martha Street Studio, aka Manitoba Printmakers Association. As of 2023 Glawson sees himself as happily retired.
Tayler Buss (she/her) is an artist working on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Through mold-making, casting, and sculptural processes, her work explores themes of preservation and immortality. She has shown locally and nationally in galleries such as PLATFORM Centre (MB), aceartinc (MB), Art Mur (QB), and Art Museum at the University of Toronto (ON), and was a muralist for the WalltoWall Mural Festival in July 2020. She was the Manitoba winner for the 2021 BMO 1st Art! Competition in September 2021. Her most recent solo show, DogDogDog, was shown at La Maison des artistes visuels (MB) in November 2022.
Exhibition Essay by hannah_g