Key Frames playfully explores and questions the relationships between viewers and images. The “key frames”, taken out of their original context, invite the viewer to create meaning and construct narratives through associative and emotional response to colour, light and sequence.
Aviv Dror is an audio/video artist. Aviv graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University in 2011 with a double BFA in Intermedia and Jewellery. In his work, Aviv creates experimental audio/visual compositions, displaying his unique colour pallet and innovative editing process. Aviv’s work was screened in festivals and shows in Canada, Japan, Switzerland and Israel.
MARK BRENNAN: New Wilderness Paintings RON HAZELL: Further Down Main St. Paintings ALICE HOSKINS: Watercolours from Artist’s Upcoming New Book SHARON JAN: Recent Botanicals SUSAN PATERSON: Miniatures from Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Program WILLIAM ROGERS: Royal Tour Paintings ROBERT RUTHERFORD: Serigraphs of Antigonish County NANCY STEVENS: Latest Landscape Oils ANNA SYPEREK: First Etching of 2015
This exhibition highlights the winners of the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design, a national competition for book design in Canada.
Highlighting major works from the collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, this exhibition draws from the series The Blind Spot by Lyne Lapointe, created from 1996 to 2002. Born in Montreal in 1957, Lapointe’s career dates back to the 1980s, when she quickly made a name for herself as one of the most remarkable artists of her generation. Her use of uncommon, carefully chosen images and motifs draw from the artist’s longstanding interest in popular and historical sources, and her fascination with animal imagery and geometric figures. The notion of metamorphosis then seems to emerge as a fundamental element of meaning, exploring the complexity of knowledge. As part of the Momentum Series,circulating works from the Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Renowned painter Christopher Pratt has travelled around Newfoundland extensively, observing and recording a lifetime of changes to sites that hold memories for him. “The Places I Go” represents Pratt’s focused explorations through art and writing, celebrating the blend of familiarity and respect that Pratt has for his home province.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour catalogue featuring essays by exhibition curator Mireille Eagan (Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms); Larry Dohey (Manager of the Collections and Projects, The Rooms); and Christopher Pratt.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11 2015
L’Acadie mythique brings together 20 artists from across diasporic Acadie – from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Maine, Québec and Louisiana – in a conversation about the meanings of historical artifacts, both material and immaterial, and about how such objects, images, rituals and ideas are deployed to constitute a mythical identity for Acadians. It invites artists to explore how we might reinterpret and reinvent such mythologies to broaden the scope of what is imaginable, and thus possible, for Acadians in the here and now. Curator Harlan Johnson selected objects in Acadian and Cajun community museums and archives and invited artists to respond to them in whatever way they chose, restricted only by material parameters that allow the works to be shipped between regions and across an international border. Responses range from a direct engagement with a specific object, or with motifs or ideas derived from a class of objects, to a more free and general engagement with mythology and identity in an Acadian context. Coordinator: Mireille Bourgeois.
Louisiana: Steve Breaux and Kathy Reed Mary Perrin
Nova Scotia: Denise Comeau François Gaudet
Prince Edward Island: Donnalee Downe Becka Viau
New Brunswick: Alisa Arsenault Rebecca Belliveau Rémi Belliveau Paul Édouard Bourque Mario Doucette Yvon Gallant Vicky Lentz Christian Michaud
Maine: Ronald « Ed » Nadeau Carol Pelletier Thérèse L. Provenzano
Quebec/ Nova Scotia: Cheryle St-Onge
For The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Division’s first interdisciplinary residency, Canadian visual artist Tanya St-Pierre produced a new body of digital collages drawing upon her extensive research carried out in The Rooms Provincial Archives. Exploring women’s work during the first and second world wars in Newfoundland and Labrador, this new series of research-based works is concerned with notions of digital heritage, the rupturing of historical context, and the rendering of poetry within new ideas of narrativity.
Space, colour, texture, and physicality in paint are rendered uniquely by artists Anna Cameron and Dana O’Regan. Each presents landscape in very different ways. These paintings can be read as meditations of our environment and our relationship with physical space.
Fluid abstraction, shifts in colour, moving boundaries, and an abundance of paint suggest “geological” formations in Dana O’Regan’s canvases – which he calls sculptural paintings. His “Reconstructed Landscapes” incorporate pre-constructed components added to the work, and sometimes partially removed or altered as the work progresses. This process alludes both to the built environment around us and also to the building of the paintings. O’Regan is fascinated by materiality, assemblage and process. The outcome of a work is unknown but rather emerges through layering and time.
Anna Cameron’s interest in movement, surface quality, form, shadow, texture, and depth speaks to the poetry of nature. Her landscapes include earth and sky and engage the imagination of the viewer, inviting a curious and speculative gaze. Cameron allows colour, layering, and brushstroke to blend with her fascination about the changing earth to construct her paintings. She creates mood, depth and vivacity. Like a quilt made by a coming together of fabrics – each with their own history or story to tell, her marks are like souvenirs of events past that together shape the outcome and form the image with rhythm and movement. Cameron studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, graduating in 1997.
Double Take features pairs of images by Angela Creaser and Eric Boutilier-Brown, photographs created during trips they undertook together, focused on photography. As a couple who met through photography, Eric Boutilier-Brown and Angela Creaser have long been conscious of the differences between their creative vision, and Double Take focus on exploring and celebrating the best of these differences.
Angela Creaser has been a member of ViewPoint Gallery since 2012, and is an avid photographer who lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. By day she’s absorbed with numbers and analysis so when she has personal time she like to explore her creative side.
Eric Boutilier-Brown is a founding member of ViewPoint Gallery, and has focused his work on the Nude for almost 30 years, but also has explored architecture, macro (particularly of flowers) and portraiture photography.
There is an opening celebration on Thursday April 16 at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served and the artist will be present.
Revisiting the artist’s Night/Space collection from the mid 80s and juxtaposed with her current Fort Anne series, this exhibition offers a glimpse into Redgrave’s intense observations on our shared realities.
“Redgrave has developed a language of abstraction that peels open traditional connotations of land- and seascapes, and portraits and still life painting. Redgrave’s contrasting vocabularies may be off-putting at first but reward close examination. Scenes may seem to mirror the layered and networked aesthetic of our wi-fied world but more so they unveil the celestial auras donned by physical objects (and vice versa). “-G. Martin