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Julie Cosgrove, Fair Warning, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 208.3 x 127 cm.

Julie Cosgrove: Nowhere is a place

Opening Reception: June 20 at 7:30 pm

Artist Talk: Thursday June 26 at 7:30 pm

In Nowhere is a place, Julie Cosgrove explores the very technically mediated world of wayfinding. Using various methods to map and measure distances, both geographic and spatial, Cosgrove’s explorations in colour and balance begin with such measurements. As the paintings evolve, marks and shapes used to indicate proportions are abstracted
and overlaid with paint, leaving faint traces behind. In a sense, these traces represent the sometimes intangible, yet perceptible presence of technology in our contemporary world.

-Nadia Kurd, Curator.

Informed by her experiences as a professional wilderness canoe guide, as well as extensive travels throughout the Canadian North, Europe and Asia, Julie Cosgrove’s work visits themes of navigation, concepts of place, wilderness, geographies and cartographies, technologies, and processes.

Originally from Quebec, Julie began her art training at Dawson College in Montreal. She moved to Thunder Bay and completed an HBFA at Lakehead University in 2004, followed by an MFA at the University of Calgary in 2010. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and scholarships. Julie has exhibited her work across Canada and most recently, in Athens, Greece and is currently an instructor at Lakehead University..

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