If you're planning a visit to Ottawa anytime soon, be sure to check out the two pieces by Luke Parnell The National Gallery of Canada has acquired for their permanent collection. Phantom Limbs and A Brief History of Northwest Coast Design will be apart of the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014.

Shine a Light highlights a selection of recent acquisitions to the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Contemporary, Indigenous and Photography holdings. It showcases some of the best most innovative works being made today in a variety – and often combination of- media, from video and film to drawing and painting, photography to sculpture and installation. It reveals the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists are responding to the larger social and political state of the world through their art and how they are choosing interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that transcend traditional categories, materials and genres. The exhibition takes the pulse of contemporary art production in Canada as it becomes part of our national art history.

The exhibition will run October 14 until March 8, 2015.

Congratulations Luke! If you are in Ottawa on Saturday October 18th, you can hear Luke and several artists discuss their work in the exhibition:

Meet the Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 Artists
Contemporary Art Galleries
In English with a bilingual question period  •  Free with Gallery admission
Artists David Hartt, Philippa Jones, Luke Parnell, and Jeremy Shaw discuss their works in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. Presentations will be 15 minutes each.