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Sam Loewen

Country Queers

Screen print on over-dyed cotton handkerchief
22 x 22 in. / 56 x 56 cm
Modified edition of 10, available in two colour options

"Growing up as a queer kid in the rural community of Lethbridge, Alberta, I often read loose copies of The Old Farmer's Almanac laying around my grandparent's home. This popular periodical intermingled gardening advice, astronomy, natural phenomena, and weather predictions with illustrated folklore. As a kid flipping through these pages, I felt the botanical drawings, horoscopes, and illustrations offered me alternative narratives and knowledge, that subverted the conservative religious culture I was immersed in, and connected me to the surrounding plains landscape and farmland in alternative ways.

"In Country Queers, 2019 the screen-printed drawings, motifs, and portraits reference imagery and narratives from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, symbols from tarot divination practices, cameos from popular cinema, and site-specific flora and fauna from Southern Alberta, and the Hanky Code."

- S. Loewen

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We represent emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary art.

We handle custom framing on behalf of our collectors. We work with trusted framers based in Ottawa. Framing takes 2 to 3 weeks. Quotes are provided before fabrication.

We offer a complimentary service to deliver, hang, and install artwork for collectors in Ottawa.

For all other major Canadian cities we have a list of recommended art handlers.

We provide both domestic and international shipping. Quotes are prepared on a case by case basis depending on the size, weight, and medium of the artwork as well as its destination.

We are located in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood at the intersection of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue. Metered street parking is available infront of the gallery and 1-hour parking on the residential streets surrounding the gallery.