Jill Ho-You explores anxieties around climate change and possible futures in new solo show

Calgary-based artist Jill Ho-You opens Inversion, a new solo exhibition exploring anxieties regarding the sustainability of our ecosystem and of humanity. In the show, Ho-You shares a selection of images created to explore the history of the Earth pre-human civilization onward, followed by images that project the aftermath of humanity’s destruction from Global Warming. In the latter, she hypothesizes what our man-made environments may look like once they are overtaken by nature.

This Main Space exhibition includes biological, print-based installations using hand-printed images embedded in cultured petri dishes with varying bacteria and molds, video projection, and etchings.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11 at 8pm at 208 Centre Street SE

About the Artist

Jill Ho-You is an Assistant Professor in Print Media at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her practice explores the intersection of trauma, embodied memory and the environment through a mixture of print media, installation, and drawing. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at Alberta Printmakers in Calgary, AB. She has also participated in numerous group shows such as at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; International Print Center New York, NY; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, ROC. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and has participated in residencies at Open Studio in Toronto, ON and St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL.

About The New Gallery

The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Mohkinstsis, also known as Calgary, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. This charitable centre for contemporary art was established in 1975 as the Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society. Currently, TNG operates the Main Space — an exhibition venue in a storefront of the historic Canton Block in Calgary Chinatown — and the Resource Centre — a combined library/archive located across from the Main Space in Ng Tower. These venues support the research, creation, and exhibition of socially relevant and politically informed creative practices from artists at all junctures of their careers, while enabling a public engagement with artist-run culture and contemporary art. TNG’s programming comprises a broad range of art and educational activities, including exhibitions, publications, residencies, offsite projects, and community collaborations that serve to invigorate audiences’ experience of contemporary art and culture.

TNG gratefully acknowledges its home on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), Métis Nation of Alberta Region III, Stoney Nakoda First Nation (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and Tsuu T’ina First Nation. TNG would also like to acknowledge the many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have crossed this land for generations. TNG would also like to acknowledge the ongoing and integral support from Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development Authority.

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