From the NSCAD Permanent Art Collection
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Anna Leonowens Gallery with over 40 years occupying several store fronts in NSCAD University’s historic Granville Mall. Throughout the year the gallery staff and guests will be mounting exhibitions celebrating it’s collection and the 4400+ exhibitions and projects the gallery has supported throughout its history.
Dan Graham’s Sunset to Sunrise consists of 160 colour photographs that “maps the topologically extended time/space defined in the title.” 80 photographs are taken at sunset at an interval of 6 seconds with an 18 degree shift left in orientaion at a slight incline for 2 minutes. This schema is reversed the following morning at sunrise. Created in 1969 the work originally appeared in the Mezzanine Gallery in 1972 while Graham taught in David Askevold’s Projects Class