Equimanity: The Understanding Between Man and Horse

July 18 - November 22, 2020

"Equimanity is a word that I have coined to describe the communication, respect, trust, and understanding between a person and a horse,” says Susan Strachan Johnston.

Everton, Ontario artist Susan Strachan Johnson has translated her passion for horses into a thought-provoking art exhibit that explores the relationship between humans and their equine companions. Responding to the art of Leonardo da Vinci, George Stubbs, and Alex Colville, Johnson examines the unique ways that each artist portrayed horses in their work.

“The horses of these artists have always fascinated me," says Susan Strachan Johnson. "Despite their anatomical anomalies and unhorse-like behaviour or posture, the horses have an undeniable presence and energy. Following three years of research into why each of these artists portrayed their horses as they did, this show, with its accompanying thesis, is the result."

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Watch the videos below to learn more about Equimanity!

Listen as Susan Strachan Johnson discusses aspects of each artist’s work with Joanne Poluch of Remarque Art Consulting. Videos appear courtesy of Remarque Art Consulting, www.remarqueartconsulting.ca.


Susan Strachan Johnson and Alex Colville

Susan Strachan Johnson and Leonardo da Vinci

Susan Strachan Johnson and George Stubbs 

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