In this section, you will find
¤ 252 descriptions and
¤ 847 images organized into
¤ 20 themes, referring to
¤ 620 artists and
¤ 105 curators
Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps on Giving
17 Mar 2018 – 20 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.
"it just brings me closer": Reflections on Memorial Tattoos
5 May 2018 – 29 Oct 2018
This exhibition of photographs is part of a larger study on the meaning and purpose of commemorative tattoos. The photographs represent the initial part of research conducted by the psychology professors Jennifer Buckle and Sonya Corbin Dwyer. The study involved twenty-two volunteer participants from Newfoundland.
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: 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.
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.
Prospect 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.
Annual 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.
|Big in Nova Scotia
23 Aug 2014 – 28 Sep 2014
MSVU Art Gallery was built in 1971. Its two-storey height was designed for the preeminent art of that era; expansive paintings on the scale of American field painting, and sculpture conceived in Minimalist terms as spatial theatre.
Forty-three years later, Big in Nova Scotia responds to the moment of the Gallery’s beginning with a selection of large works from the MSVU collection.
|Peter Walker: Last Supper Dance
12 Jun 2004 – 27 Jun 2004
Nova Scotian artist Peter Walker is known for his mastery of trompe-loeil (fool-the-eye) illusionism and his skill with airbrush and stencil.
|Flagmen of the Apocalypse
New Sculpture by Peter Walker
24 Apr 2001 – 17 Jun 2001
The Flagmen, a series of freestanding welded and assembled sculptures (1998-2000), are Peter Walker's millennium project.
15 Jan 1999 – 7 Feb 1999
The term "style" has been displaced in the art lexicon by phrases such as "signifying practice." Yet distinctiveness, elegance, even perversity of expression continue to enjoy a lively currency in the art world.
|Paintings by Peter Walker
15 Nov 1996 – 5 Jan 1997
Provoking a decidedly mixed response, this exhibition surveyed three bodies of work completed by Peter Walker since 1993.