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ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12pm-4pm Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street

(body of work) Karin Jones’ MFA the­sis ex­hi­bi­tion sees a se­ries of ob­jects of adorn­ment ex­plore the ways “the his­tor­i­cal nar­ra­tive of slav­ery has shaped the iden­ti­ties of peo­ple of African de­scent liv­ing on North Amer­i­can soil,” the artist state­ment of­fers.

To April 14

New Ma­te­ri­alisms The gallery de­scribes this sick show best: “Ex­plor­ing themes of con­sumer cul­ture, plas­tic, craftivism, ab­sur­dity and spec­ta­cle, Richard­son’s work fea­tures the rad­i­cal re-use of dis­carded plas­tic ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate a max­i­mal­ist, im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­ment.” To April 14

Struc­tures and Be­ing Struc­tured Lor­raine Al­bert’s show stud­ies the struc­tures that con­strain the in­sti­tu­tion of art. “The viewer may in­ter­pret this ma­te­ri­al­iza­tion on a spec­trum, from en­ter­tain­ing to con­fronta­tional, and these read­ings will change as more time is spent with the work and in the space,” her artist’s state­ment adds.

To April 14

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCO­TIA Tue-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 11am9pm (5-9pm free ac­cess), Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street

Folk/Funk Get a se­ri­ous spoon­ful of whimsy at this ce­ramic show fea­tur­ing polit­cally-charged, satir­i­cal works by both pro­fes­sional and folk artists. A high­light? The gallery’s re­cently-ac­quired col­lec­tion of ce­ramic plat­ters by folk artist Edouard Jas­min, which de­pict scenes of re­cent Que­bec his­tory. To Jul 15

The Il­lu­mi­na­tions Project Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke build a lush world to get lost in, with a decade’s worth of call-and-an­swer draw­ing and writ­ings telling the story of the wild, ir­re­press­ible Bloodie, a girl ex­plor­ing a land of fairy tales and phi­los­o­phy.

To Apr 29

Per­fect Es­cape in Bright­ness: Con­tem­po­rary Dis­cov­ery Pho­tog- and ra­phy the AGNS’ A swath per­ma­nent of pho­to­graphs col­lec­tion, from

To Apr 29

ART 1274 HOL­LIS Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm, 1274 Hol­lis Street

Painted Ladies Ray­mond Chow’s col­lec­tion of can­vases are a study in re­al­ism, por­tray­ing a host of women in ev­ery­day mo­ments. To April 30

CHASE EX­HI­BI­TION ROOM Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed 8:30am8:30pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00 pm 6016 Uni­ver­sity Av­enue

The Prov­ince Cassie Pack­ham and Ryan Witt present this mixed-me­dia show ex­plor­ing is­sues around “cli­mate change, fash­ion, labour and a provin­cial ide­ol­ogy of prag­ma­tism” in Nova Sco­tia, adding via their artists’ state­ment the works “un­der­stand the un­der­whelm­ing as com­bat­ive rather than the ideal.”

To April 29

CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Alder­ney Land­ing, 2 Ochter­loney Street, Dart­mouth

home­sick Med­i­tat­ing on Beau Taplin’s quote “and then she knew that you could be­come home­sick for peo­ple too,” ce­ram­i­cist Shauna MacLeod ex­plores themes of home, con­nect­ed­ness and per­ma­nence in a se­ries of jars glazed in bits of dirt, soil and rock gath­ered by fam­ily and friends from var­i­ous des­ti­na­tions.

To Apr 29

Tran­si­tions The Craig de­scribes this con­tem­po­rary tex­tile art show best: “Every life, every city, every hu­man in­ter­ac­tion un­der­goes change; com­bine this with na­ture’s chang­ing sea­sons and land­scapes and a plethora of tran­si­tional episodes oc­cur. With a com­bi­na­tion of fab­rics and threads, along with em­bel­lish­ments in lace, em­broi­dery floss, wool, and found items, in­clud­ing dye­ing, paint­ing, colour­ing or stamp­ing, the artists have hand-stitched or ma­chine quilted their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the theme ‘Tran­si­tions.’” To Apr 29

DAL­HOUSIE ART GALLERY Mon-Sat 12-6pm, 6101 Uni­ver­sity Av­enue Mar­lene Cre­ates: Places, Paths, and Pauses A na­tion­ally-tour­ing ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion high­light­ing the works of en­vi­ron­men­tal artist and poet Mar­lene Cre­ates ar­rives at the Dal­housie Art Gallery.

To May 6

THE DART GALLERY Tue–Fri 11am-6pm Sat 11am-4pm Sun 10am-2pm, 127A Port­land Street, Dart­mouth

Bunny Love A group show that sees 30 artists pay­ing trib­ute to Pe­ter Cot­ton­tail and his peers with spring-y can­vases rang­ing from pop art to por­trait. To Apr 19

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm 6025 Stan­ley Street

Land­scapes Ca­role Mor­ri­son cap­tures var­i­ous Nova Sco­tian scenes. To April 27

HERMES GALLERY Tue-Thu 1pm-6pm, Fri-Sun 1pm-4pm 5682 North Street

How To Fold Frankie Ma­caulay’s artist res­i­dency and show sees their ex­hibit­ing a col­lec­tion of na­ture and ar­chi­tec­tural pho­to­graphic works while ex­plor­ing sculp­tural de­vel­op­ments and ma­te­rial ex­plo­rations with pa­per. April 7-29

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