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Unison by Jacobus van Houdt
June 8, 2023 at11:00 am - June 20, 2023 at5:00 pmFree
June 8 to June 20: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Meet the Artist time, 12-5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor, 204-944-0809
Unison is an exhibit that explores the connection between mankind in relation to one another, as well as nature and the greater whole of the Universe. Using various mediums such as acrylic, ink, mixed media, and watercolour, the artist imagines a world where mankind lives in utopia with their natural surroundings–a world where technology and Mother Earth intertwine in synchronicity.
Unison is also an exhibit about self-discovery, as the artist explores his identity of being a first-generation Canadian of both Dutch and Filipino heritage. In doing so, he will further uncover his purpose in relation to the greater world around him while exploring the connections we all share as one humankind.
Jacobus van Houdt is a self-taught artist from Winnipeg, Canada. From an early age, Jacobus pursued his passion for art through various mediums, including ink, watercolour, and acrylic. Symbolism and impressionism have had heavy influences on Jacobus’ work, as well as his travels–having travelled to all seven continents.
Jacobus has had works in multiple galleries, including Estudio Luna, Keepsake’s Art Gallery, Konstlobbyn, and the cre8ery. His works have also been featured in numerous exhibitions, including those in Great West Life and in the benefit of local charities, including Osborne House, The Dream Room Project, and Arcane Horizon Community.
In 2021 Jacobus van Houdt held his first solo show, “Transcendence,” at the cre8ery, becoming one of the best-selling shows at the gallery in a decade. The show was, in part, a fundraiser and half the proceeds were donated to Arcane Horizon Community, a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Jacobus’ art has now found homes across North America, Europe, and Australia as he continues to reach an international audience. Currently, he is preparing for his sophomore solo show “Unison” next June at the cre8ery, as well as growing partnerships with galleries locally and abroad.
*Portion of the proceeds will be donated to Arcane Horizon support of persons with intellectual disabilities (www.arcanehorizon.org).