A circular photograph of a fence sits within a black frame. The edge of the image is imperfect, and the sky is filled with wave like textures. In the distance a second fence lines the horizon.


Friday, 19 January 2024


7:00 pm

Vernissage for of a feather

Join us for a vernissage to celebrate the exhibition of a feather in memory of Gay Hansen, featuring works by Thaddeus Holownia and Karen Stentaford.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition considers how close relationships with the natural world strengthen our bonds with each other. It is organized in memory of Gay Hansen (1954-2021), a gifted teacher, mentor, and ornithologist who taught at Mount Allison for thirty-nine years. of a feather takes its title from a portfolio of photographs Thaddeus Holownia created after the death of Hansen, his life partner. These tender portraits of bird study skins—part of a collection she assembled—join a series of projects highlighting the couple’s creative partnership. They are presented alongside Karen Stentaford’s haunting landscape photographs, which she creates in patient collaboration with the environment, an approach that reflects Hansen’s influence on her work.

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Image: Karen Stentaford, fence # 1, Oliver’s Cover, Tilting, NL, 2022, archival pigment print, courtesy of the Artist.