The Facing Page: Illustrations by Scott McKowen

The Facing Page

Illustrations by Scott McKowen for Jane Urquhart's A Number of Things

March 11 - May 5, 2017

Opening Reception: March 10th, 7-9pm 

Jane Urquhart will read from the book, and the folk trio Trent Severn (Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning and Lindsay Schindler) will be performing from their new album Portage.

Jane Urquhart celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial with a rich collection of essays inspired by fifty quintessential (and often surprising) Canadian objects. Scott McKowen spent eighteen months tracking down each of the objects on Jane’s list capturing them in his distinctive and exquisite scratchboard illustrations. This exhibition, featuring 45 original engravings for the book, looks at the celebration of a uniquely formed Canadian Identity and Iconography as interpreted through the dual lenses of an artist and writer and the relationship that is formed between image and text.

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Image: Detail of Scott McKowen illustration