Houbart’s Hope, an exhibition by the Vancouver-based Landon Mackenzie, opens this Thursday at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery in Montreal. “In Houbart’s Hope Mackenzie combines her interests in landscape, cartography and neuroscience. Although abstract in appearance, vestiges of historical maps and the process of cartography remain. Using unusual methods, she plays with the immense canvases (7’6” × 10’3”) as a platform for her intuition and her ideas, deliberately constructing parallels of exploration. She considers both her archival research and her picture-making as a treasure hunt, a fairy tale and a way of synthesizing her rich intellectual and intuitive traits.” The Montreal Gazette has an interview. The exhibition runs until February 9.