Saturday, July 9, 2022

Between And Through Time

Histories Between And Through Time is a 2017 acrylic painting by the Mi'kmaq artist Jordan Bennett.

Inuit artist Jessie Oonark created When The Days Are Long And The Sun Shines Into The Night from 1968-69.

Stepping out of this gallery space and into the nearby courtyard, we find a garden.

In the garden one can hear music coming from an adjoining space. I followed the music to the Rideau Chapel. Once a convent chapel, it has been restored here as part of an initiative of various government levels, community heritage groups, and the Gallery. It also houses a sound sculpture- The Forty Part Motet, by Janet Cardiff, a reworking of a 16th century composition for a forty member choir.

Here's the chapel. Speakers are strategically placed around as part of the sound sculpture.

Old religious sculptures complete the effect, with angels on one side of the chapel and saints on the other.


  1. The Chapel has interesting interiors. Especially the ceiling.

  2. The chapel ceiling is outstanding.

  3. ...I love the colors and graphics of Jordan Bennett's painting.

  4. Angels on one side and saints on the other....I would not qualify as either one!

  5. Hello,
    The courtyard and chapel look lovely. I like the "When the days are long" painting. Take care, have a happy weekend.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: it is quite a space.

    @Gemel: very much so.

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Tom: me too.

    @David: me neither.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Marie: definitely.

  7. The Inuit art and the chapel are beautiful.

  8. The opening painting is beautiful. That's a lovely courtyard.

  9. Nice garden in the courtyard.

  10. The chapel is absolutely beautiful.

  11. It would be cool to hear the sound sculpture. A great place for sure! Now for an angel's versus saints touch football game!

  12. Las pinturas tienen alegres colores.Me gusta el patio y las esculturas de la iglesia.

  13. @Magiceye: I agree.

    @anonymous: indeed.

    @RedPat: it stands out.

    @happyone: definitely.

    @Maywyn: I think so too.

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Cloudia: there's an idea.

    @Ventana: thank you.

  14. When the days are long and the sun shines into the night is a breath taking piece.

  15. I really like that top painting, you could find something different each time you look at it