RBC Emerg­ing Artist Se­ries presents Is­lan­der Sandi Hartling’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion

Show runs from Jan. 16 un­til April 10

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Art Gallery is pre­sent­ing a new solo mu­seum ex­hi­bi­tion this month by Char­lot­te­town-based artist Sandi Hartling.

Ti­tled Things We Can Agree On and Other Works of Fic­tion, the show, which con­sists of the lat­est body of work by one of P.E.I.'s most promis­ing young artists, opens Jan. 16 and will be on dis­play un­til April 10.

Em­ploy­ing a va­ri­ety of medi­ums rang­ing from pho­tog­ra­phy to draw­ing, video to sculp­ture, and en­gag­ing with the re­la­tion­ships be­tween text and im­age, and idea and per­cep­tion, Hartling's lat­est work is the cul­mi­na­tion of a pro­duc­tive pe­riod that in­cluded a res­i­dency in Hal­i­fax and a year of re­flec­tion on the de­mands that art makes on the viewer's habits of see­ing and a be­lief in art as the ba­sis for truth and fic­tion.

Ex­hi­bi­tion cu­ra­tor Pan Wendt is ex­cited to see the pro­ject un­fold­ing.

"Sandi is, in my opin­ion, one of the most ex­cit­ing emerg­ing artists in the city. I love the way she brings dry wit to her in­no­va­tion, and creates a di­a­logue be­tween the most mun­dane things and philo­soph­i­cal para­dox."

Hartling, who grew up in the Hal­i­fax area and in Char­lot­te­town, re­ceived her BFA from Sir Wil­fred Gren­fell Col­lege in Cor­ner Brook, N.L. She is known for her artist books and mul­ti­ples — or se­ries of iden­ti­cal ob­jects — and has par­tic­i­pated fre­quently in Art in the Open, Char­lot­te­town's an­nual vis­ual arts fes­ti­val.

Sandi Hartling: Things We Can Agree On, and Other Works of Fic­tion is the lat­est in­stall­ment in the RBC Emerg­ing Artists se­ries, an es­sen­tial pro­gram that gives de­vel­op­ing artists their first ma­jor solo ex­hi­bi­tion in a pro­fes­sional set­ting, ac­com­pa­nied by a pub­li­ca­tion that will help the artist build her ca­reer pro­file.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit con­fed­er­a­tioncen­tre.com/art­gallery.

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