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Eternal August"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.

Frances Dorsey, Shot Through the HeartMaterial Remains
26 May 2018 – 26 Aug 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.

Forthcoming

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)Unpacking the Living Room
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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Melanie 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.”
Melanie Authier, Ground Seeker 2015
Tove Storch: Sculpture
25 Feb 2017 – 9 Apr 2017
The new work proposed by Storch engages with the gallery’s two-storey architecture, deploying a forest of narrow metal rods to span the distance between floor and ceiling with an effect similar to that of a drawing. It incorporates the formal paradox typical of Storch’s sculpture, wherein the physical concreteness of the elements belies the optical variability of their appearance.
Tove Storch, Untitled 2017
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
Ron Shuebrook: Drawings
24 May 2014 – 10 Aug 2014
This exhibition acknowledges the centrality of drawing to Ron Shuebrook’s practice. Representing over 30 years of production by the artist
Ron Shuebrook, Wharf
Susanna Heller: Intensive Care
25 Feb 2012 – 29 Apr 2012
For decades, Susanna Heller (BFA, NSCAD, 1977) has distilled the peripheral landscapes of New York City in her wildly expressive, near-abstract drawings and paintings. Figures rarely appeared in Heller’s work before March 2010, when her husband was hospitalized with a devastating illness.
Susanna Heller, Untitled (Throne) 2010
Danish Modern: Suzanne Swannie Textil
18 Oct 2008 – 23 Nov 2008
Suzanne Swannie is a Halifax-based designer and weaver who creates functional textiles, tapestries and large architectural installations for private and public environments. She also weaves pictorial tapestries and is known for unique fabric constructions such as the gallery installation Repassage.
Suzanne Swannie Imaginary Landscapes
Pulse: Film & Painting After the Image
14 Oct 2006 – 26 Nov 2006
Pulse brings experimental film into dialogue with contemporary abstract painting by presenting the two art forms adjacent to one another in the same gallery space.
Nicole Collins Light a Path
Elspeth Pratt: Hang-ups
7 Aug 2004 – 17 Oct 2004
Elspeth Pratt is known for her inventive use of building supplies and her interest in leisure as it correlates with the built environment.
Elspeth Pratt, Arsenic and Lace
Changing Times, Time Changes
Canadian Experimental Films and Videos of the 1990s

11 Mar 2002 – 25 Mar 2002
Gerda Cammaer’s selection highlights works in which time is used to create a physical experience, presented as a theme, or treated as a receptacle in which to collect images.
Changing Times, Time Changes
Cape Breton Modern: Terrence Syverson
1 Sep 2001 – 14 Oct 2001
The monumental shaped paintings of the 1980s and ’90s are luminous, monochromatic fields, often pierced in the centre and bounded by built-up edges resembling torn flesh.
Terrence Syverson: Tri-infinity II Brown Study
Susan Feindel: Figura
22 Oct 2000 – 9 Nov 2000
This show includes paintings and drawings produced since 1983, which re-enact nature's creativity rather than mimicking natural appearances.
Susan Feindel: Wreaths for Blessing...
Winter Gardens
9 Jan 1999 – 21 Feb 1999
The exhibition presented 30 of the colour photographs resulting from Charlotte Lindgren's Winter 1995-96 train journey, during which she photographed private and public gardens at each stop.
Charlotte Lindgren: St. Andrews, NB
1,000,000 Grapes
24 Oct 1998 – 22 Nov 1998
Ferguson's work is composed of 100 square, stretched canvases stencilled in black with an irregular, dot-like motif (or 10,000 "grapes"), installed in a closely spaced grid.
Gerald Ferguson: 1,000,000 Grapes
Notification 1
24 Oct 1998 – 13 Dec 1998
Ninety-six colour photographs of the backs of envelopes used for the mailing of death notices in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Arnaud Maggs: Notification 1
Field Notes
13 Jun 1998 – 2 Aug 1998
Field Notes consists of pieced fabric constructions which combine stitched, dyed and painted cloth, in compositions that blend abstract formal qualities with references to rural Ontario landscape.
Dorothy Caldwell: Damp Earth
Prospect 6: Painting by Sarra McNie
23 May 1998 – 2 Aug 1998
Like her predecessors in the Prospect series, Sarra McNie has constructed a version of herself — a persona — which then inhabits her work as subject matter.
Sarra McNie: Iron Tulip
Contingent
19 Sep 1995 – 29 Oct 1995
This exhibition placed the work of two contemporary Canadian women in the context of American postminimal art making of the 1960s and ’70s.
Elspeht Pratt: Concentric Circles
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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