Jill Ho-You: Latent Monuments
The Main Gallery, August 21 – October 3, 2020
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton
Latent Monuments explores the idea of systemic failure in relation to human driven climate change. The work examines the interconnectedness of natural and human-made factors in the ecosystem, and the cascading negative consequences when the equilibrium between these factors is disrupted. Set in a future where biodiversity, the natural environment, industry, society, and human health have been irreversibly changed, the work simultaneously commemorates a fleeting past while speculating on an uncertain future.
Jill Ho-You is a well-known experimental print artist and an Assistant Professor in Print Media at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly Alberta College of Art + Design) in Calgary, AB. 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 Gallery in Calgary, AB. She has also participated in numerous group shows such as at the 2009 International Biennale of Contemporary Printmaking in Krakow/Poznan, Poland; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; International Print Center in New York City, NY; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, ROC. She is the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts and has participated in art residencies at Open Studio in Toronto, ON and St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL.
NOTE: Harcourt’s art galleries are closed to the public until further notice.
Image: Retrograde (detail of installation), 2019, etching, bacterial culture and mixed media, 4’ x 3’ x 3’, per unit 3.5” diameter
Photo by Aran Wilkinson-Blan
Courtesy of the Artist