Horizon: Rhizome Exhibit

  • Dates:November 21, 2017 - January 6, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Portage and District Arts Centre and Gallery
  • City:Portage la Prairie
  • Times:From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission:Free
  • Address: 11 - 2nd Street NE Portage la Prairie, MB
  • Contact: Lee Beaton
  • Phone: (204) 239-6029
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  • Region: Pembina Valley Central Plains
  • Ticket Info: Free

Opening Reception: January 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Mixed media, oil on canvas & sculpture by Colleen Granger.

All individuals create personal attachments to place through various emotional and physical avenues. Horizon: Rhizome explores this process of connection guided by my own experiences on our family farm and the formation of my own sense of place on the land. It is a relationship that has shaped my identity over time and allowed the landscape to move from existing outside of me to within. In search of this transference, a formative line travels its way throughout Horizon: Rhizome manifesting itself in three main elements: map, horizon and rhizome (roots). Maps signify humanity’s need to transform unrelatable spaces into places of belonging. The horizon is ubiquitous on the prairies and this meeting point of earth and sky leave an indelible mark upon the psyche. And roots, like plants, visualize connection to the land where our movement upon it is not constricted but instead, exists in a complex tangle of emotional and energetic rhizomes. Carl Jung’s states, “Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in
the rhizome… What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.”

Image Credit: Colleen Granger

Horizon: Rhizome Exhibit
  • (204) 239-6029
  • 11 - 2nd Street NE
  • Portage la Prairie, MB