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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

 

Art News Roundup: November

Art News Roundup: November

From new pop-up galleries to gallery acquisitions, Visual Arts News brings you the latest Atlantic Canadian and National art news headlines each month. NOVA SCOTIA: HALIFAX: NSCAD University’s Anna Leonowen’s opens the new exhibition Alternative Means: An Aesthetic Field Guide...
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
Truth in Repetition

Truth in Repetition

Reid merges fantasy and folklore against the backdrop of her home community in Brandon, Manitoba in an exploration of personal leitmotifs: her interracial family, observations of the changing dynamics in her rural but increasingly culturally diverse community, and her role as housing resource worker assisting extremely marginalized individuals. A recurring cast of characters appear in large-scale drawings, soft sculpture, and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs).

 

Dreamland:Textiles and the Canadian Landscape

Dreamland:Textiles and the Canadian Landscape

An interdisciplinary exhibition circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada, includes landmark Canadian artifacts from the Museum’s collections integrated with the work of contemporary Canadian artists to create a dialogue of personal and cultural expressions across time and space. Celebrating the imagination of landscape and the human presence in and around it, the exhibition embodies significant social histories, regional traditions and local stories. Artists include Amalie Atkins, Douglas Coupland, John Henry Fine Day, Jérôme Fortin, Grant Heaps, Jason McLean, Graeme Patterson, Ruth Scheuing, Michael Snow and Barbara Todd.

This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical

This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical

A 50th anniversary exhibition that celebrates the generative genius of L.M. Montgomery, her novel Anne of Green Gables, and the golden 50th season of the Confederation Centre’s beloved Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™.

Guest curated by Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly and organized by Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today

Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today

For almost fifty years, TD Bank Group has been collecting Canadian art. In the mid-1960s, the bank began collecting contemporary artwork for spaces in the new Mies van der Rohe-designed Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto. Around the same time, TD initiated a remarkable collection of Inuit art in honour of Canada’s Centennial in 1967. Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today highlights how these two distinct collections have begun to coalesce, creating a unique dialogue about place, identity, diversity, and history.

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Seven Flowers That Shaped Our World

Seven Flowers That Shaped Our World

At The Edge

At The Edge

Stephen Hutchings spent 10 days in the summer of 2013 on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The resulting series of paintings invoke the coast as the edge of land and sea. “Our experience of life is heightened at the edges of things, at moments of transition or change,” says Hutchings. His charcoal and oil paintings are considerations—in the form of landscape images—about life “at the edge,” whether that edge is the line between land and sea, or between sky and earth, or quite simply, between our internal and our external experiences.

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.

Look Up!

Look Up!

As the cell phone celebrates its fortieth anniversary Rath examines our new insular behaviour. Diptychs of cell phone users are paired with photos of what we can see if we do actually Look Up! at our surrounding world.

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Most Canadians form their impressions of the Arctic based on information from outsiders who have visited. Our views are formed by the writings, prints, paintings, photographs and moving pictures created by early explorers, news journalists, researchers, and adventurers. Northern Exposure is a group exhibition that juxtaposes contemporary, historical and Aboriginal works to provide diverse perspectives on the theme of Canada’s north.

David Diviney, Curator of Exhibitions, brings together recent works by Canadian artists Mark Igloliorte, Tania Kitchell, Katie Bethune-Leamen, David Hoffos, Simon Hughes, Andrew McLaren, and Annie Pootoogook that consider this changing landscape and offer expressions on journey and discovery.

Dale Sheppard, Curator of Education, highlights the arts community of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, in prints and sculptures made through the graphic arts workshop established there in 1957. Artists include Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Osuitok Ipeelee, Kiakshuk, Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, Kavavaow Mannomee, Niviaksiak, and Iyola Kingwatsiak.

Dianne O’Neill, Associate Curator of Historical Prints and Drawings, has selected works that provide some of the earliest impressions of the Arctic region and its exploration. Framed by the concepts of expeditions, landscape/icebergs, and communities, this component offers an important counterpoint to our understanding and representation of Canada’s north today.

Susan Jardine

Susan Jardine

Susan works with acrylics, watercolours, pastels and mixed media.

Paintings

Paintings

Chantal Khoury is based in Montreal. She Seeks questionable moments, awkward beauty, lost glamour and the workings of human behaviour.

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Fabricated Evidence

Fabricated Evidence

Guildford’s practice is based on the ebb and flow of the intertidal zone and inspired by the life that inhabits this nebulous region. For the artist, this zone symbolizes the uncertainty of life, the fluidity and constant change that is at the core of natural existence. The exhibition will include several of his crocheted ‘nets’, found and crafted sculptural objects and related works on paper. One of the nets will be exhibited in situ at the Bonne Bay Marine Station in beautiful Gros Morne National Park.

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