A retired physician living in Halifax, Poulin recently graduated from NSCAD with a BFA in Textiles and the 2017 Starfish Student Art Award. The woven structures of her site-oriented installation allude to Brutalist design integrated into a landscape. Viewers are prompted to perceive the analogies between weaving and architecture, in particular the aesthetics of béton brut. Like her award-winning Winds of Change: a Lace-scape, Echoes plays with the effects of light and shadow. Exhibitions in the Prospect series introduce artists in the early phases of their careers.
Organized by MSVU Art Gallery Julie Hollenbach, Curator Unpacking the Living Room explores the many dynamics of domestic environments by staging a radically re-imagined living room in the gallery space. During the exhibition, Unpacking the Living Room will host thoughtful community discussions about craft and art, amateurism and professionalism, leisure and labour, and the private and the political. Through playful and insightful interventions and programs, visitors are invited to reflect on the histories and ideologies that ground understandings of self, home, belonging, and resilience.