Seeway – a collection of images reflecting Canadian artist Wanda Koop’s journey down the St. Lawrence Seaway
The Embassy of Canada (501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001) will host SEEWAY, an exhibit from celebrated contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. In 2010, Koop joined the crew of the Canadian Steamship Line ocean freighter, Birchglen, as it travelled down the St. Lawrence Seaway. This journey resulted in Koop capturing the three-dimensional world of the Seaway and transcribing it into a luminous collection of photos and painted works. The Embassy will host 16 pieces from the SEEWAY collection until September 4, 2015.
Hailing from Winnipeg, Wanda Koop’s career has spanned four decades and includes more than 50 major solo exhibitions. The National Gallery of Canada holds a major collection of her work. Other private and museum collections include the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Reykjavik Museum in Iceland, the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art in China, the Caldic Collection in the Netherlands, as well as the Bank of Montreal, and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Additional pieces from this collection are being hosted at Woodrow Wilson International Center from March 20 – May 13, 2015.