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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

Mid-Sentence

Mid-Sentence

The New York-based Canadian artist assembles a visual language of play between illusion and material, sign and image, in recent sculptures and two-dimensional work. Organized by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery.

 

When One Space Meets Another

An installation that considers different ways of shaping and portraying space through the sculptural transposition of materials and sites of nature, construction, and exhibition.

 

New Positions

A selection of four artists on Prince Edward Island, representing a cross-section of developing local practices.

Supported by the RBC emerging artists program.

Introducing Caroline Louisa Daly

An exhibition of historic P.E.I. watercolours and the research that led to their recent attribution to Caroline Louisa Daly, daughter of former Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Dominick Daly.

 

The Splits

The Splits

A major new video work by the Vancouver-based artist explores the practiced rhythms of everyday motions in a montage of documentary and narrative.

Cutline: Allison Hrabluik, video still from The Splits, 2015, digital video, 15:00. Image courtesy of the artist.

Living Lightly on the Earth: Architecture of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1976

Living Lightly on the Earth: Architecture of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1976

Built in 1976 by Solsearch Architects and the New Alchemy Institute as “an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity,” the Ark bioshelter integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family. Opening day mixed counterculture together with official culture: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Premier Alex Campbell, Whole Earth Catalog compiler Stewart Brand, and hundreds from PEI’s counterculture settlements, and the neighboring traditional communities. Thousands more would visit the Ark over its short life. The exhibition explores the story of the Ark for PEI, and its architectural vision of life led in collaboration with nature.
Curated by Steven Mannell and produced by Confederation Centre Art Gallery with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund of Solsearch Architects at the southeast corner of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, n.d.

The Bruno Bobak Bequest

A selection of works bequeathed to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery by Bobak’s estate that features woodblock and silkscreen prints, drawings,
watercolours and oil paintings.