RBC Emerging Artist Series presents Islander Sandi Hartling’s first solo exhibition
Show runs from Jan. 16 until April 10
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.