Opening Recital and Reception: Friday 24 March 2017 at 7:30 pm, Brunton Auditorium

The Owens Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition and musical premiere of The Space Between, a creative collaboration between composer Kevin Morse and visual artist Dan Steeves.

The Space Between is an interdisciplinary project that includes a series of intaglio prints, a composition for string quartet, and a spatialized audio installation. Morse’s new composition for string quartet will be premiered by the Tesla Quartet on Friday, March 24, followed by the opening of the exhibition and a reception at the Owens Art Gallery. This event is free and will begin at 7:30 pm at Brunton Auditorium.

Dan Steeves is a visual artist who works primarily as an Intaglio printmaker. Steeves is the Printmaking Technician and a Lecturer in the Mount Allison University Department of Fine Arts. He has been the recipient of a number of significant awards, including the New Brunswick Strathbutler Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2014 Open Studio National Printmaking Award. Steeves holds a BFA from Mount Allison University.

Kevin Morse teaches in the Department of Music at Mount Allison University, where he held a Marjorie Young Bell Faculty Fellowship from 2013 to 2015. His recent compositions include a chamber opera, music for piano and voice, and an orchestral work premiered by the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.

The Tesla Quartet is the Bell String Quartet-in-Residence at Mount Allison University for the 2016-2017 Music Anniversary year. Formed at The Juilliard School in 2008, the quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition.

The exhibition will remain at the Owens until May 21 and will move to the Saint John Arts Centre in October. A guidebook including Steeves’ images, excerpts of Morse’s score, and essays by Anne Koval and Gary Tucker will be available at the Owens Art Gallery in May 2017.