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Littoral Landscape: Tracy Peters

March 1 – April 7, 2018
NOTE: From April 9 - 27, the exhibit is viewable for school and other group bookings or by appointment. There is also a special, family-oriented Earth Day event in the Gallery on April 21 with programming inspired by the exhibition (read more below).

Opening reception:
March 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Remarks at 4:30 p.m. by hydrologist and University of Winnipeg Assistant Professor of Geography Dr. Nora Casson.

Artist talk: March 14 at 12:30 pm in room 2M70 at The University of Winnipeg
ASL can be provided for this event with two weeks notice by contacting the Gallery's Director/Curator.

Publication: Littoral Landscape single pages [pdf 35 MB]

Free family program for Earth Day: April 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
The Gallery will be open to the public and families are invited to paint or draw on stones that recall the ones Peters uses in her art. Write a message to the land or the water, make a statement about protecting the environment, draw a scene from nature that inspires you!  Once completed, take your stone home and place it outdoors or gift it to someone.

Gallery 1C03 is pleased to present Littoral Landscape, a solo exhibition of site-specific mixed-media installations by artist Tracy Peters that investigates ever-shifting shorelines of Lake Winnipeg.

Through an artistic practice that favours multi-sensory experimentation, Peters focuses on time-based exchanges between natural and human occurrences and their effect on the fluctuating environment along the waters’ edge. Littoral Landscape offers an immersive experience with sculptural installations that use photographic processes as their starting point as well as video and sound. Peters created artworks over several months based upon repeated visits to a remote limestone beach north of Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park as well as to the seasonal pole piers that cottagers and the municipality insert along the shores of Dunnottar. Her poetic works respond to the poignancy of eroding landscapes and urge us to consider our responsibility to protect them.

Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based multidisciplinary artist who examines relationships between organic and human-built environments. In her site-responsive studio practice, she responds to intersections of time, space, light and weather. Many years of darkroom practice initiated her research into fragile materials and the emotive power of surfaces. Her installations and videos are largely based in the photographic process. In 2014, Peters had her first major solo exhibition, SHED, at aceartinc. in Winnipeg. She has been awarded grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, as well as residencies that include a partnership between Void Gallery and the Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, the Deep Bay Residency program in Riding Mountain National Park, Canada, and the ArtCenter/South Florida-MAWA artist exchange program in Miami Beach, FL.  Her work has exhibited across Canada and in Europe.

An illustrated pdf publication related to this exhibition, featuring a response essay by Willow Rector, will be available on Gallery 1C03's website by early April.

Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial support of the Manitoba Arts Council for this project.

Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Good Friday.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Gallery 1C03 is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253