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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

Ursula Johnson: Weaving history

Ursula Johnson: Weaving history

Johnson is concerned that Mi’kmaq baskets will become obsolete, referenced only in archives or glanced at as artifacts on the dusty shelves of art collectors.
Unearthing buried histories of African Nova Scotian artists

Unearthing buried histories of African Nova Scotian artists

"Chris! I have been secretly waiting for this email for decades! Talk to me."
Landon Mackenzie’s hidden creative journey

Landon Mackenzie’s hidden creative journey

“People thought I was a guy. I kept secret that I had three kids. I kept secret that I was a woman.”
Amery Sandford: Master of ceremonies

Amery Sandford: Master of ceremonies

Amery Sandford draws upon the history of touristic paraphernalia, such as postcards and brochures from the early 20th Century that depicted North America as a pristine escape from the cultural and economic troubles of one’s homeland—a new frontier....
Ambera Wellmann brings illusion to Instagram

Ambera Wellmann brings illusion to Instagram

Ambera Wellmann's oil and Instagram works are in dialogue with the rich tradition of European painting. Wellmann's pushing both mediums and proving the timeless potency of the unsettling image.
Exhibition Listings
In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947)

In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947)

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9th, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s Josh Silburt published over a thousand political and sports cartoons in major newspapers across Canada. Silburt was also the editorial cartoonist at the Sydney Post Record (now the Cape Breton Post) in the mid-1940s. The exhibition will highlight some of the issues that continue to shape Cape Breton culture.

There will be a formal lecture provided by Josh Silburt’s son Allan Silburt on the life and career of the artist on June 9th at 12:00pm in the CBU Art Gallery. More details will be coming soon so stay tuned by checking our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: links at the bottom of this email) and additional information will be posted on: http://www.cbu.ca/campus/art-gallery/.

Other Histories

Other Histories

Other Histories is a solo exhibition by Pakistani-Canadian artist, Amin Rehman, in collaboration with international activist, writer and commentator, Tariq Ali. The exhibition comments on neo-colonialism and assertive globalisation through wall-based text works employing texts by Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky and Edward Said. Rehman uses Perso-Arabic scripts (Kufi and Talib) to encompass his diasporic identity within a contemporary art practice.

Amin Rehman, For Globalization, Encaustic installation, 2015. photo credit: Amin Rehman

 

A HOUSE OF ANOTHER COLOUR

A HOUSE OF ANOTHER COLOUR

Opening Reception- May 12th, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm

A House of Another Colour is a series spanning across Pittman’s painting and drawing practices. In this series, she collects snippets of residential, commercial, and industrial architecture imagery, splices them together on a canvas, collage and is even painting directly onto the gallery wall, and douses them in a bright, domestic colour palette. Pittman explores the effect of colour and abstraction on architectural forms, especially their potential to create strange, yet nostalgic and desirable spaces that are emotionally evocative instead of functional.

http://easternedge.ca/emily-pittman-a-house-of-another-colour/

This is Judy

This is Judy

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador annex Gallery

A series of exuberant hooked rugs by Nova Scotia based artist Laura Kenney, which tell the story of irrepressible Judy, an eccentric but delightful character that lives in a hooked rug universe that the artist describes as “animated abstraction”.

 

 

áilleacht nádúrtha

áilleacht nádúrtha

Eric Boutilier-Brown’s newest exhibition, áilleacht nádúrtha (Irish for Beauty Unadorned) presents photographs of the Nude set within the sublime ruins and rich landscapes of Ireland. The show’s images are all centered upon Ingrid, who’s worked with Boutilier-Brown since 1998, and who accompanied him to Ireland in 2016 to create a portfolio marking his 30th year of photography. The exhibition features images drawn from that project; 12 selected by the photographer, and 12 selected by the model, Ingrid. Both classical and contemporary, Boutilier-Brown’s photographs of the Nude celebrate the body as a sensual and universal element within a larger setting of natural beauty and ancient ruins, revisiting and refreshing this traditional artistic theme.

Eric Boutilier-Brown, Dryad’s Leap, digital photograph, 2016

 

Spirit Visible

Spirit Visible

Gerald L. Squires searched for the spirit or essence of his subjects, revealed through the lens of his artistic creativity. Born in Change Islands, NL in 1937, Squires’ imagery often came out of his personal experience of the major political and social changes in this province during his lifetime, as well as from his exploration of religions, art history and literature, and his powerful love of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people. Gerald Squires, one of our province’s most significant and well-loved artists, died in St. John’s in 2015. This exhibition presents selections from throughout his career

Gerald Squires, The Edge of the Meadow, acrylic on canvas, 1990.photo credit: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection.

Gerald Squires, Light on the Barrens, oil on canvas, 2005. photo credit: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection.

INTENTIONS

INTENTIONS

Curators Alexe Hanlon and Anna Murphy add to the tradition of Prayer Flags with this group exhibition of local textile work. Inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, artists express their individual interpretations of this tradition. The works exhibited are a representation of how a person’s energy is directed into the world, using a variety of textile techniques to articulate these intentions. Flags of all styles, including some unconventional varieties, express each artist’s own spirit as they draw inspiration from aspects of their own lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. Common contemporary prayer flag themes include aspirations of goodwill and positivity as a part of the message the flag is intended to send out into the world.

 

 

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.

A Round

A Round

Gallery 2

A Round is a collaborative project that traces reciprocal inspiration and influence between artist friends.  Drawing names from a hat, each artist is selected to create an artwork inspired by the previously drawn artist’s work. None of the artists involved have seen the entire project: only the round they were given to work with. The results are a series of independent works that showcase how ideas evolve through different creative perspectives. The show contains works by ten artists in a variety of mediums including painting, jewelry, and poetry.

EPHEMERA

EPHEMERA

This exhibition deals with artifact and thought, and their shifting presence in contemporary society. Things we think of as permanent become transitive in this installation. Landscapes, objects, and ideas mix with other ephemera in Jennifer Morgan and Caroline Clarke’s prints and three-dimensional artifacts.

 

You Are Here

You Are Here

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6 – 8pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 16, 2pm

In this new series of work Roxanne has been responding to media representations of people and places. With this body of work she is asking the viewer to consider the ordinary world that surrounds them. Roxanne has been a member of ViewPoint Gallery since 2004, and has art work in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Nova Scotia Art Bank, the collection of Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, and in private collections.

Bunty’s Umbrellas

Bunty’s Umbrellas

POP UP Exhibit

May 16 – 23 Rocket Room, St. John’s, NL

June 3 – July 28  Lester Garland House, Trinity, NL

Embellished umbrellas in this group exhibit proclaim one’s passion for embroidery and remember Bunty Severs.  Bunty was well known and loved across Canada as a hand embroidery creator and teacher with a focus on technical skill and excellence in needlework. Organized by the Craft Council Gallery in conjunction with embroiderer Susan Furneaux.

 

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