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