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How Do I Look?How Do I Look?
11 Feb 2017 – 9 Apr 2017
This selection of artists’ self-portraits from the Mount Saint Vincent University Collection addresses both the experience of being looked at by others, and that of returning the gaze. As a corollary to their engagement with practices of looking and appearing, these self-portraits also tackle the frameworks of race, gender and sexuality.

Tove Storch, Untitled 2017Tove 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.

Forthcoming

Brenda Pelkey, Court, Cobourg 2005Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective
22 Apr 2017 – 9 Jul 2017
The exhibition includes nine bodies of work by the nationally recognized photographic artist Brenda Francis Pelkey, dating from 1988 through 2015. Pelkey lives in Windsor and has made major photographic series in Ontario, Saskatchewan and rural Nova Scotia, where she has resided in the past.


George Steeves, Self-Portrait with Mirror 2001Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity
8 Sep 2017 – 12 Nov 2017
MSVU Art Gallery is collaborating with the SSHRC-funded project entitled Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at MSVU


AlcuinThe Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design
15 Nov 2017 – 15 Dec 2017
In 2016, The Alcuin Society held its 34th annual competition, The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The awards recognize exceptional merit in Canadian graphic design. The 43 winning books were selected out of 230 submitted, representing the work of designers from nine provinces and 98 publishers.


Mount Community Show Opening Reception 2015Annual Mount Community Show 2017
15 Nov 2017 – 10 Dec 2017
Mount Saint Vincent University students, staff, faculty, alumnae and their families are invited to display their creative work in this annual extravaganza. Entries include visual art, music, performance, poetry, craft, literature, basketry, beading and more!


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David Dahms Impromtu Residency
4 Jun 2009 – 12 Jun 2009
Impromptu exhibitions provide selected Nova Scotian artists with ample space and limited time to work on projects in the gallery. Visitors are welcome to watch the artist at work during weekday gallery hours.
David Dahms Study 2009
Wall Painting by Stephen Fisher
17 May 2006 – 20 May 2006
In dialogue with landscape painting traditions and the current mediascape, Fisher appropriates place-related data, such as geological diagrams and weather maps, into vibrant, layered compositions.
Stephen Fisher Untitled Wall Painting
Coffee Hour
21 Sep 2005 – 23 Nov 2005
Free coffee and muffins at the Art Gallery, on Wednesdays every month this fall: 21 September, 26 October and 23 November
MSVU Art Gallery Entrance
Frances Dorsey: Rice Paddies / Vîet Nam
4 Aug 2004 – 8 Aug 2004
Rice Paddies / Vîet Nam is a textile work-in-progress by Frances Dorsey. It is being exhibited at MSVU Art Gallery as part of the "impromptu" series.
Frances Dorsey, Rice Paddies
Peter Walker: Last Supper Dance
12 Jun 2004 – 27 Jun 2004
Nova Scotian artist Peter Walker is known for his mastery of trompe-l’oeil (fool-the-eye) illusionism and his skill with airbrush and stencil.
Peter Walker, A Flower for Saint Sebastion


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