Mundane & Place


Paintings by Gillian Willans

October 15 – December 24, 2018

Viewable 24 hours a day

Gallery U   9206 95th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 1Z7

About the exhibition:

Willans’ beautifully lit paintings of nostalgic home settings are both familiar and questioning. In a statement she writes, “My aim is to have the spaces reflect the middle class ideals and gender roles of the people who should be present not unlike the 17th century Dutch genre painting I openly reference. I am interested in suggesting the value systems found in gender, family, privacy, intimacy, comfort and luxury, while encouraging the viewer to think about the domestic spaces of past and present relevant to his or her daily life.”

This exhibition features works held in a private collection.


About the artist:

Gillian Willans, winner of the 2018 Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, has exhibited regularly in Toronto and Edmonton since 2003, with 7 solo shows and over 21 group exhibitions. She received her MFA at the University of Alberta, and was selected for a Parsons Paris residency. A Painting Instructor at U of A, her work is held in both corporate and private collections. Gillian Willans is represented by Scott Gallery, Edmonton.


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