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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.”


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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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
Activist Ink
12 Jan 2013 – 24 Feb 2013
Emily Davidson, Dan O'Neill and Ericka Walker are three Haligonian printmakers whose work revives the history of socially engaged printmaking.
Ericka Walker, Reduced
Lucky Rabbit: In an ancient garden
21 May 2011 – 8 Aug 2011
In an ancient garden evokes the experience of entering a cultivated garden. The multilevel installation of large ceramic pots allows viewers to perceive the vessels from various angles and heights.
Lucky Rabbit, Red Fish Bowl
Dirt, Detritus and Vermin
21 May 2011 – 8 Aug 2011
The artists make use of the tools of fine craftsmanship, their ornamentation alluding to historical forms, but subvert tradition by applying it to degraded objects.
Janice Wright Cheney, Encroach 2011
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
For Example (Moodie, Thib, Walker)
23 Jun 2007 – 16 Sep 2007
This is the first in a series of four themed micro exhibitions commissioned from the New York-based Canadian artist Micah Lexier. The For Example exhibitions each incorporate works by three artists, housed in identical, separate vitrines.
Vitrines
Micah Lexier: To Be Sorted
5 Aug 2006 – 2 Oct 2006
To Be Sorted includes three vitrine displays of objects from the collection of Micah Lexier, with each display accompanied by one of the artist’s works.
Micah Lexier Installation View 1
Alice Egan Hagen (1872-1972), Nova Scotian China Painter
Window Box Series

15 Jan 2006 – 31 Jan 2006
This exhibition presents china wares painted by Alice Egan Hagen around the turn of the nineteenth century. Most of the items have been selected from the large collection she donated to the University in 1966
Pitcher with Grape Decoration 1918
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
Mean Feet
(Window Box)

10 Sep 2003 – 26 Oct 2003
The logic of the commodity is fetishist. The logic of shoe collecting is — what logic? Do you have fetish footwear buried deep in your closet? It is time to bring out your shoes.
Mean Feet, Vitrine 1
Walter Ostrom: 120 Dessert Plates
18 May 2002 – 14 Jul 2002
These plates combine the artist's two passions — rhododendrons and gardening — while extending the tradition of botanical china decoration in a spectacular fashion.
Walter Ostrom: Dessert Plate
Possessed
(Window Box)

18 Dec 1998 – 22 Feb 1999
This exhibition included personally representative objects from the private collections of four MSVU employees.
Jeannie Mah: Black Cup
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
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
Imaginary Places
10 Jan 1998 – 1 Mar 1998
The exhibition, which included a series of brooches, earrings and pendants begun in 1992, emphasized the signifying potential of these objects in addition to their ornamental function.
Pamela Ritchie: Brooch
Queer Looking, Queer Acting
Lesbian and Gay Vernacular

11 Oct 1997 – 16 Nov 1997
An examination of Halifax's lesbian and gay cultural production, which has had a vernacular character arising from the activist project of liberation.
Catalogue cover
Barbara Albert: Armour and Ornament
(Window Box)

25 Oct 1996 – 15 Dec 1996
Dawn Jaya organized a thematic statement around and exquisite chain-mail jacket made by Halifax artist Barbara Albert.
Barbara Albert: Chainmail jacket and skirt


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