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Current Issue: FALL 2014

The Community Issue: On newsstands September 15

Hangama Amiri’s love of place

Mathieu Leger’s cultural detritus

Artist Pages by Jerry Ropson

Oh, Canada’s exploration of nationalism

 

A walk through Charlottetown's Art in the Open 2014

A walk through Charlottetown’s Art in the Open 2014

The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche spectacle in Toronto with its more than 110 contemporary art projects gets most of the press, of course, but Charlottetown’s fourth annual Art in the Open—with more than 36 projects in six locations throughout...
Constructing home: Pam Hall's "Housework(s)"

Constructing home: Pam Hall’s “Housework(s)”

A house, whether it is built of bricks, stones, clay or paper, is always more than the materials that make it. In her recent exhibition Housework(s) (at The Rooms gallery in St. John’s.), Pam Hall explores the essence...
Q & A: Visual Arts News Featured Fall artist

Q & A: Visual Arts News Featured Fall artist

A maker of stories and collector curious things, Jerry Ropson strings together tiny histories that explore the ties between people, place and identity. We feature Ropson's work in our fall issue of the magazine.
Framing nature

Framing nature

Like snapshots of ephemeral performances and land art pieces, or installation shots which end up being re-presented in their own installative environments, Greenshaw captures in her work exemplary paradoxes.
The marks left behind

The marks left behind

For more than 20 years, Denise Hawrysio has continuously pushed the boundaries of printmaking, shifting traditional printmaking techniques into the realm of contemporary art while reflecting modern realities. Hawrysio removes the walls between her studio and the outside...
Exhibition Listings
Oeuvres érotiques et spirituelles, 1968-1980

Oeuvres érotiques et spirituelles, 1968-1980

An undisputed major figure in Acadien visual art, Claude Roussel’s work spans over sixty years and has evolved from a wide array of styles, methods and artistic intent based on experimental research. This research has always been associated with high technical sensibility and expressive level, while being socially engaged. The proposed exhibition will present a selection of his oeuvre, in some cases works that have never been exhibited before, that address. religious and spiritual esthetic

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Entre le chien et le loup

Entre le chien et le loup

Organised by the Doris McCarthy Gallery in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and Kenderdine Art Gallery

In Entre le chien et le loup, Harper explores the doctrine and traditions of esoteric orders and secret societies, juxtaposing the nuances of ritual against the explicit message of traditional monument. His works consider the idea of order, whether in mystical terms or in the structures we create every day. Speaking to domesticity, spirituality, nature and mortality, Harper engages the viewer in a dialogue on the metaphoric weight that the objects present both historically and emotionally.

 

From Time and Matter

From Time and Matter

Jewellery works exhibited will be selected from eight bodies of work by Pamela Ritchie that have been inspired by mythology, physics, history, and process.

In this exhibition, Pamela Ritchie brings together a group of new and previous works that underscore her long-standing fascination with the consistent threads that artists will often weave through otherwise distinctive and varied bodies of work. Ritchie writes: “The subject matter of my work may change from series to series, but the overall intent remains the same: to create work that is visually intriguing, that is open for the viewer’s subjective notions to influence the interpretation, that may amuse or provoke and most importantly that will empower the wearer.”

New Wilderness: Seducing Birds, Snakes, Men

New Wilderness: Seducing Birds, Snakes, Men

North Carolina artist Jeff Whetstone’s new installation furthers his continued response and inquiry to notions of the contemporary wilderness and concerns the intersection between landscape, seduction, domination, sex, gender, and the American south. The exhibition will consist of three HD video and audio projections, a photographic mural and a series of small photographs. The pieces work in context with each other, enforcing the role of seduction and expectation in our narratives about wilderness. “Whetstone’s photographic works combine formal elegance with plain-spoken sociological insight to present a rich portrait of the relationship between “man” and nature in today’s rural South.”

 

Prospect 17: Joanna Close

Prospect 17: Joanna Close

This is the 17th of the Prospect exhibitions, which showcase the works of selected Nova Scotian artists during the early stages of their careers. Joanna Close presents a series of hooked rugs depicting buildings from a former family farm in New Brunswick, now given over to an industrial gravel quarry. The rugs, all hooked using hand-dyed and cut wool, commemorate rural maritime farming heritage and underscore the financial hardship facing many such small family farms.

Houses

Houses

The idea of home is at the centre of Rhode Island-based Joan Backes installations. Her exhibition includes metal and wood house frameworks that occupy the gallery’s outside terrace. They resemble a child’s drawn outline of home with only roof and walls. Dwellings of a smaller scale, such as a group of opaque acrylic houses lit from within, are inside the gallery. All of these suggest an absent narrative of occupancy. Coincidently, Backes and her husband are building a full-size vacation home in Nova Scotia.

TREES

TREES

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. – Emily Dickinson

In the early 1970’s, I painted trees that stayed in my consciousness for these forty years. Five years ago I began to explore some new ideas about trees in landscape. Close-ups, sectioned art, groups, vibrant colour, and clarity of line all became part of this vision. This exhibit portrays the seasons through colour, texture, and line that become the TREES, as one element relates to the other.

Five Decades:  A Canadian Art Collection

Five Decades: A Canadian Art Collection

An overview of the collection featuring significant works of art by some of Canada’s finest contemporary, modern, and historic artists, including selections from our extensive holdings on Robert Harris (1849-1919). Acquired since the Art Gallery opened in 1964, these works are touchstones of our history and culture.

 

 

Seeing Lucy Jarvis: The Early Years

Seeing Lucy Jarvis: The Early Years

Discover the lively, charismatic and passionate personality of Lucy Jarvis through early paintings, sketchbooks, and ephemera. As one of the founders of the UNB Art Centre, Jarvis holds a special place in the heart of New Brunswick for her great talent, love of people and painting and for her quirky and unforgettable personality that influenced many lives.

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Entre le chien et le loup

Entre le chien et le loup

In Entre le chien et le loup, Harper explores the doctrine and traditions of esoteric orders and secret societies, juxtaposing the nuances of ritual against the explicit message of traditional monument. His works consider the idea of order, whether in mystical terms or in the structures we create every day. Speaking to domesticity, spirituality, nature and mortality, Harper engages the viewer in a dialogue on the metaphoric weight that the objects present both historically and emotionally.

Once Upon a Foggy Night

Once Upon a Foggy Night

“Once Upon a Foggy Night” is a collaborative group exhibition of 40 framed prints from ViewPoint photographers who will present their own unique interpretation of the theme. Light is what photographers value and “paint” with but what happens when that light is reduced to a minimum? Fog and darkness limit vision but may enhance other senses. How are we limited and how are we enhanced? Fog can describe a state of the weather but also a state of mind. Photographers are creatively challenged to share their visual experiences with fog and darkness.

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Declan O'Dowd

Declan O’Dowd

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