Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5pm-7pm
These works in plaster are abstractions of objects found in the wild and abandoned places. Bits of bone, rock and rubbish; the flotsam and jetsam of the past. Reminders of how time moves in one direction, from the beginning to the end. Tokens of histories reworked and pinned to velvet, curios of an avid collector of time.
Opening: Wednesday, April 3, 5pm-7pm
Curtis Botham has returned from a one-year artist residency program in New Glasgow. While there, he created a body of large-scale charcoal artworks dealing with industrial Nova Scotia, particularly the coal, lumber and steel industries in Pictou County. The work alludes to the history of these industries on the province, as well as the effects that they have had on surrounding communities. Transition is another key theme, as some works depict abandoned steel foundries, coal mines on the brink of closing, and empty lots for sale as the result of the depopulation of rural Nova Scotia. The work stands as both a critical examination and a memorial to what was once considered the industrial heart of the Maritimes.
This series of images explores pop-surrealism, blending Jungian archetypes with popculture tropes. With a background in animation and fine art, Forrestall finds a circuitous path through realms which touch on the visions of surrealists and Saturday morning cartoons.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk Saturday, February 9th, 2pm
Maria Doering continues her exploration of the human figure in cellular form, “Could we accredit to our cells more than just bodily functions? What would personality traits and emotions look like in cellular form. Cellular Expressions started as a direct experimental approach to what I like to think of as imagining the “creative cell.” If human creativity could be seen at cellular levels, what would this inspired microscopic world look like.”
Zalman, a wood turner by trade, has created a series of sculptural objects focusing his aesthetic efforts on provocative play between negative space and solid components of sculpture.