Reviews

Resource Extraction: Meagan Musseau

WAKA OKABAYASHI: Beauty in Biophilia

“Something happens when you’re walking and you’re kind of selecting which plant you want ... Sometimes I’m just walking and I’m not even thinking of collecting plants, but I see a plant and its almost like our eyes meet.”

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Pattern Clash: Andrew Cairns

“It can be powerful and provocative to bring decoration in. It’s unexpected and not always seen as high fine art."

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Lou Sheppard: Spaces Between

Living and working in K’jiputuk (Halifax), Lou Sheppard uses performance and media installation to explore the rifts between human experience and our attempts to define our place in the world. Sheppard turns data sets, medical texts and geographic information into movements of drawn line, dance and music. Their work tugs and pulls at the structures...

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Steele + Tomczak collect strangers’ confessions

The works in The Long Time transmit the sense that you’re missing or meeting something, getting just a trace of what came before and what is coming next.

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The myth of home

Jerry Ropson’s to kiss a goat between the horns is a memorial to a cultural vernacular and way of life that has already left us—his grandfather's rural Newfoundland culture.

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The NSCAD Venice Connection

Representation of NSCAD across multiple shows and national delegations underline the school’s place in the broader art world, as well as Atlantic Canada’s slow move away from the international art world’s periphery.

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Ursula Johnson: Weaving history

Johnson is concerned that Mi’kmaq baskets will become obsolete, referenced only in archives or glanced at as artifacts on the dusty shelves of art collectors.

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Words of resistance

Johnson and Bennett create a fitting metaphor for the original and ongoing white-washing of Indigenous language and culture in our society at large and artistic culture in Canada.

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Landon Mackenzie’s hidden creative journey

“People thought I was a guy. I kept secret that I had three kids. I kept secret that I was a woman.”

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Daniel Hutchinson

Daniel Hutchinson: Shades of black

Daniel Hutchinson explores the artistic possibilities of black paint, sculpted with striations that capture or reflect light in ways that create the illusion of space.

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Mocean Dance animates its past in lightening speed

At fifteen years, the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award winner Mocean Dance is one of the longest surviving contemporary dance companies in Atlantic Canada and well-known for its highly physical, collaborative work.

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Exploring the landscape with Samuel Thulin’s “situated composition”

For me, sound and landscape go hand in hand. We travel through life being highly influenced by the sounds in our environment. Although hearing is not at the highest point of the sensual hierarchy, the sensuous space of sound is a powerful knowledge position to work from. Sound is used in medicine to determine the...

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