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Current Issue: FALL 2017

REBUILD

EMILY PITTMAN

BRENDAN FERNANDES

RAVEN DAVIS

Steele + Tomczak collect strangers' confessions

Steele + Tomczak collect strangers’ confessions

The works in The Long Time transmit the sense that you’re missing or meeting something, getting just a trace of what came before and what is coming next.
Emily Lawrence in conversation with Kyle Alden Martens

Emily Lawrence in conversation with Kyle Alden Martens

Artists Kyle Alden Martens and Emily Lawrence both create playful work that subtly destabilizes traditionally heteronormative arenas—sports for Martens and mainstream porn and Martha Stewart cooking demonstrations for Lawrence.
The myth of home

The myth of home

Jerry Ropson’s to kiss a goat between the horns is a memorial to a cultural vernacular and way of life that has already left us—his grandfather's rural Newfoundland culture.
Exhibition Listings
Greer View Mirror

Greer View Mirror

A selection of witty sculptural works from 1972 to 1990 by the Nova Scotia-based artist John Greer, all shown at the Isaacs Gallery in Toronto. Curated by Pan Wendt

John Greer, Take Some Respondability, 1974, epoxy clay, steel spoons, paper, 29 x 21 x 23 cm Courtesy of the artist.

RE:collection

RE:collection

 RE:collection explores the building of a Canadian art collection in Charlottetown as both an optimistic mission and a reflection on the evolving country, its history, geography, people and communities. The diverse visions, observations, and ideas of artists represented within the collection allow us to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation with one of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s largest collections-based exhibitions and publication.

Robert Harris (1849-1919), The Studio Boy’s Private View, 1886, oil on canvas, 89.5 x 74.5 cm. Gift of an anonymous donor, 1978, CAG H-571

Kathleen Daly (1898-1994), Untitled (Young Man & Landscape), undated, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 83.8 cm.Gift of the Estate of Kathleen Daly, Toronto, Ont., 1994, CAG 94.5.60

Garry Neill Kennedy (1935-), Q (from Quid Pro Quo), 2012, acrylic on canvas, 274.3 x 213.4 cm. Gift of the artist, 2016, CAG 2016.3

Where I Live

Where I Live

This new body of work represents how I see my home; the places and spaces in which I walk. I’ve often found the strongest compositions to be bourn from the unpredictable and the decisive moment.

I majored in photography at NSCADU and have been using my photographs as my inspiration for this collection of images. I must admit, my first love is drawing and so I’ve been exploring the concepts of combining photography with drawing along with watercolour to give a unique and graphic quality.

Halifax and Dartmouth are wonderful places to explore; full of old and new examples of architecture all blended together in one landscape. Moody skies, windy streets that lead from one Maritime treasure to another keep my perspective fresh and full of enthusiasm.

 

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artist name: Craig Baltzer

title of work: Untitled

media: Ink and Watercolour on Board

year: 2017

Holding Patterns

Holding Patterns

Main gallery

Textile artist Rachel Ryan investigates the various meanings suggested by her title, whether it is pattern in the textile sense or breaking free of the “holding pattern” of military wife and daughter.  In this mini-retrospective, the artist takes us through six years of her nature-based imagery with a mosaic quality.  Mainly autobiographical in theme, she explores the role of being a female artist and mother in our contemporary world.  Ryan’s most recent works evoke the evolving awareness of women.

Ryan Rachel – Fire And Water –Fabric Collage -2012

Truth or Myth?

Truth or Myth?

The next installation of Truth or Myth? draws on the permanent collection to explore the changing relationship between cultural identity and food in Newfoundland and Labrador, as portrayed by artists such as Grant Boland, Martin Lyons, Derrick Pottle, Mary Pratt, and Helen Parsons Shepherd.

Grant Boland, High Class Candies, oil on canvas, 2002. Photo credit: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection

From 2D to 3D: Mapping Halifax Over Time

From 2D to 3D: Mapping Halifax Over Time

The GISciences Centre has undertaken a project to create a digital platform that explores the geographic history of Halifax by recreating historic images in 2D and 3D. The images allow people to view streets, buildings, and other topographic features and the changes that have occurred in Halifax over time. While future additions of data and imagery will include early colonial maps of Halifax from the time of its founding in 1749, this exhibition presents depictions of Halifax from just before the Explosion to the present day.

Ropeworks

Ropeworks

Mixed media artist Violet Rosengarten‘s vibrant exhibition, Ropeworks, is composed of painted surfaces and painted rope on wood or canvas. These colourful textured reliefs play with the natural way that rope meanders, entangles and coils. Her colour choices refer to sea voyages to other cultures, the warming of the ocean, the colours of shells, corals, and seaweed, the fluorescence of buoys and other aspects of maritime culture.

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

“Hiraeth”, is an exhibition of new paintings by Megan LeForte and Caitlin McGuire. Hiraeth is a Welsh concept defined as, “a homesickness for a home you cannot return to, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.” Both are approaching the concept from different perspectives.

Caitlin McGuire, Untitled, Oil on Board, 2017

 

The Salon Hanging

The Salon Hanging

A floor to ceiling feast for the eyes. Visitors will see over 100 works of art, many from the Owens original collection first acquired in the 1880s. The collection includes eighteenth and nineteenth century European paintings, many still found in their original gilded frames, and full-scale plaster copies of classical Greek sculptures. Originally this collection was used to teach Mount Allison Fine Arts students through copying these early pieces. The exhibition is designed and installed by the Owens’ preparator Roxie Ibbitson.

TOPIARY

TOPIARY

Through drawing and installation practices, Logan explores the intersections between masculinity, identity, memory and place. Employing a strategy of visual quotation, mined from place and experience, Logan “re-wilds” his body as a queer embodiment of nature. Engaging both epic-scale and stylistically-historic techniques, Logan’s meticulous drawings evolve a visual language which speaks to the metaphoric as well as the metaphysical.

Bio: Logan’s work has been exhibited widely in North America, Europe and Asia. His work can be found in public, private, and corporate collections around the world, including the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Remai Modern, Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC). Generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Arts NS.

 

We Met Online: Finding Each Other

We Met Online: Finding Each Other

Stephanie Wu is a first generation Chinese-Canadian artist and educator based in Tkaronto. Through use of sculptures, projections and installations, they examine the intersections between queer identity, race, religion, mental health, suburbia and the online world.
www.stephanie-­‐wu.com

We Met Online: Finding Each Other is a video and sculpture based exhibition that explores the lack of intersectional queer and trans spaces in a predominately Westernized queer culture. Queerness and mental health are often portrayed with the exclusion of people of colour and the queer/trans community. This has led many queer/trans people of colour to go online in search of visibility, community, support and a sense of belonging.

This work will be delved into throughout a month long residency and series of public engagement opportunities as part of the 2017 KREAM program. See below for full event schedule and venue access notes.

Lunch Break: Open Studio Visit with Stephanie Wu – 12-2PM Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Bring your lunch over to the Khyber Centre for the Arts and join artist-in-residence Stephanie Wu for an open studio visit. They will be making pieces for We Met Online: Finding Each Other and discussing their process. This is an informal drop-in event, is open to the public and no registration is required.

Under the Moon: Reception of We Met Online: Finding Each Other, Potluck and Colouring Party6-9PM Friday, September 22nd 2017

In various Chinese myths, the moon symbolizes human emotions, gentleness and reunion. Come gather under the moon with other QTPOCs for the opening of We Met Online: Finding Each Other and an evening of food sharing and colouring. Stephanie Wu will create hand-drawn colouring books at the KREAM residency for visitors to keep and large colouring sheets for group colouring. Bring a dish and email info@khyber.ca with your dietary restrictions along with your favourite karaoke song! This is a substance-free, all-ages event open to QTPOCs and allies.

Artist Talk with Stephanie Wu – 6-730PM Thursday September 28th 2017

Stephanie Wu will discuss their art practice and their experience making We Met Online: Finding Each Other. They will also facilitate an activity on self-care, mental health and creating safer spaces for QTPOCs. This event requires registration, with a maximum of 10 participants who are QTPOC and allies. To register email info@khyber.ca.

New Paintings & "Slow Century"

New Paintings & “Slow Century”

Kim and Andy are both exploring the idea of nostalgia and shared memories, through popular objects in popular culture or recent history.

Andy MacDonald, Slow Century, Acrylic on Board, 2017

Kim Floyd, Parking Ramp, Kim Floyd , Acrylic on Board, 2017

 

 

 

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