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Ties That Bind

1 December 2023 at 7:00 pm - 11 February 2024 at 9:00 pm

A family group show featuring Emma Enright, Janice Kovar and Paul Enright.

The expression 'the tie that binds' is used to describe a common idea or belief that links people together. It can also be used plurally as 'the ties that bind'. For example, you may say:
We are family, held together by the ties that bind. Nothing will tear us apart.
This exhibition has a focus on creativity as a form of communication, home and kinship within the family unit.

Artists Paul Enright and Janice Kovar have been married for 32 years and have continued to create and produce art work in various formats and stages throughout their careers in Hamilton, Ontario. Along the way, they expanded their family with twins Ben and Emma, and then Noah. Creativity was nurtured, supported and encouraged within the family.

This exhibition, “Ties that Bind” looks at the work of Janice, Paul, and Emma and the ways in which they express their chosen materials and mediums, along with the interplay between each other. Similar concepts of materiality and process, nature and landscape, and abstraction drift in and out of each artist’s work. Assemblages, collages, paintings, textile weavings, and drawings have all found a place within this exhibition of recent work. Moreover, having a family of artists allows for a built-in support system that creates space for all of the intricate dynamics that are involved in being an artist.

Our ties to the people in our lives are constant
and the role of a family and what that looks like can be fluid.

We hope that you enjoy this exhibition!

Emma Enright is a textile artist and designer whose current series of work investigates the materiality of textiles with a specific emphasis on weaving.

Janice Kovar is a visual artist constructing paintings and sculptures that feature juxtapositions of geometric form and materials.

Paul Enright is compelled and driven by nature’s forces and chaos, as well as the contrasts and interplay of landscape, industry and formal structure.


Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario
(905)528-4020 www.hcarts.ca


1 December 2023 at 7:00 pm
February 11 at 9:00 pm


Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4
Hamilton, L8P 2Z4
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