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Melanie Authier, Ground Seeker 2015Melanie Authier: Contrarieties and Counterpoints
13 Jan 2018 – 4 Mar 2018
The paintings in this exhibition combine hard-edge with gestural abstraction, generating tensions between flatness and the illusion of spatial depth. As the artist describes it, “marks ...are discovered along the spectrum between abstraction and strategies of pictorial representation.”

Forthcoming

Maria Hupfield, Jingle SpiralMaria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps on Giving
17 Mar 2018 – 13 May 2018
The title of the exhibition is also the title of a new video installation named after the translation of Hupfield’s mother’s Anishinaabe name. The video documents a performance by the artist and her siblings in Parry Sound, an event re-enacted with a smaller cast at each tour venue.


Frances Dorsey, Shot Through the HeartMaterial Remains
26 May 2018 – 22 Jul 2018
Drawn from the MSVU Collection, these works of art incorporate household textiles such as bedding, a tea towel, table linens and discarded clothing. The domestic references are embedded in works whose imagery also engages with gender politics and world events.


Jane Kidd, Curiosities Series: Pairing #4 2016Jane Kidd: Curious
23 Jun 2018 – 26 Aug 2018
Kidd is one of Canada’s preeminent artists working in textile. She lives in Salt Spring Island. The exhibition encompasses the tapestry series Curiosities, Wonderland, Land Sentence and Possession. In nightmarish visions of genetic modification, Curiosities depicts parts of various organisms spliced together to form alluring chimeras.


Allyson Mitchell, Brain Child 2008 (detail)At Home with Ms. Kitty
8 Sep 2018 – 10 Nov 2018
In the role of Ms. Kitty, Julie Hollenbach inhabits a domestic “set” decorated wi th works that incorporate aspects of hobby craft and/or declarations of gender-variant identity. Ms. Kitty presents herself as a femme leisure crafter whose interest in home renovation devolves into identity reconstruction.


Christiane Poulin, Winds of Change: A Lace-scape 2016Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin. Echoes
13 Oct 2018 – 16 Dec 2018
Exhibitions in the Prospect series introduce artists in the early phases of their careers. A retired physician, Poulin recently graduated from NSCAD with a BFA in Textiles and the 2017 Starfish Student Art Award. She lives in Halifax. The woven structures of her site-oriented installation allude to Brutalist design integrated into a landscape.


Mount Community Show Opening Reception 2017Annual Mount Community Show 2018
14 Nov 2018 – 9 Dec 2018
Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty, alumnae and their families are invited to display their creative work in this annual extravaganza.


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Wilma Needham: Some Works about Guatemala
5 Mar 2016 – 15 May 2016
The body of work dating from the late 1980s to 1995 includes three large drawings and an installation of lithographs recently donated to the MSVU permanent collection by the artist.
Wilma Needham, There is no other way to say this, a work about Guatemala III 1988-1995
Robert Tombs: Index. Graphic Works 1985-2015
3 Dec 2015 – 21 Feb 2016
Operating within the tradition of the artist/typographer/designer, Robert Tombs' practice incorporates print, photography, and site-specific installation.
Voices in Longitude and Latitude a video installation by Marnina & Noam Gonick
Soft: Works from the University Collection
12 May 2012 – 12 Aug 2012
The Art Gallery’s special mandate to collect textile-based art, due to the medium’s traditional association with women, is augmented in this selection by the inclusion of another material associated with domesticity—aluminum foil. All of the works have in common the tactile quality of softness.
Anna Torma, Red Flowers III 2006
Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk (works 1983-2009)
14 Jan 2012 – 11 Mar 2012
The exhibition includes more than 30 drawings, paintings, beadworks and video by Saskatchewan Cree artist Ruth Cuthand.
Ruth Cuthand, Small Pox 2009
Anna Torma: Needleworks
13 Jan 2007 – 18 Feb 2007
Anna Torma grew up on a farm in Hungary, where she learned the techniques of hand sewing and embroidery from her mother and grandmother. She enrolled at the Hungarian University of Applied Arts in Budapest in the late 1970s, at a time when censorship constricted many aspects of cultural expression.
Anna Torma, Red Flowers
Paperworks
8 Apr 2006 – 30 Jul 2006
In 2004, Eye Level Gallery commissioned Paperwork30– a limited edition of 25 boxed sets, each containing one original work by each of 20 Halifax-affiliated artists—to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. MSVU acquired one set for its permanent collection.
Lucie Chan, Untitled 2004
Cathy Busby’s 24/7 at Work
8 Oct 2005 – 11 Dec 2005
Cathy Busby is a Halifax-based artist, curator and writer who studies communications practices in consumer and corporate environments.
24/7 at Work installation view (2005)
Shifting Ground: Woven Works by Suzanne Swannie
23 Oct 2004 – 12 Dec 2004
For several years the Haligonian textile artist Suzanne Swannie has been weaving functional floor coverings for private and public environments.
Swanniecarpet
Godless at the Workbench
14 Oct 2004 – 21 Nov 2004
Canadian art historian Annie Gérin selected the Soviet journals, posters, photographs and film (1918-1939) from the holdings of the British collector David King. The exhibition offers a gripping study of tensions between religion and the modern state as played out in state-controlled mass media.
godless1
Work Work Work
27 Mar 2004 – 23 May 2004
Taken from the university collection, these works, which use materials such as plywood, acoustic tile, a tea towel and pantry equipment, invite comparison with hobby craft, housework, and puttering.
work work work installation
The Devil’s Workshop
25 Apr 2002 – 23 Jun 2002
"The Devil finds work for idle hands," goes the saying, and this exhibition explores the implications of this proverb in the works of young artists.
Goody-B. Wiseman: Keeping Her Cool
Grid Works
(Window Box)

9 Nov 1998 – 18 Dec 1998
This exhibition was conceived as a miniature, "satellite" pendant to two concurrent shows in the main gallery that used modularity as a common organizing principle.
Margaret Johnson: Untitled
Prospect 2: Kelly Mark Works
15 Jul 1995 – 3 Sep 1995
This exhibition recreated the utilitarian space of the artist’s live-in studio, suggesting references to work as task and the concept of "a work."
Kelly Mark: Mended Stool


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