ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street
and so on so it goes Abby Bent’s artist’s statement sums up this exhibit: “The works in this exhibition will unravel in a cyclic nature, stemming from the following conceptual prompts: time and/or space, motherhood, sentimental, pathetic fallacy, observation, repetition, desire/need, domesticity, object, interaction, states and/ or phases...and so on so it goes.”
To Oct 27
Derivation David Knight, Connor MacKinnon and Heather Savard share a studio space, social circle and, naturally, influences. This showcase sees the three artists present “a series of individual results derived from a common point
of sculptural origin.” To Oct 27
Flipping a Glass Coin Noah Lichtblau’s collection of drawings and sculptures “form an image atlas” as they present a visual history of the gallery’s past and follow the flux in nearby downtown storefronts.
To Oct 27
floating rocks and young rope Noticing a rhythmic repetition in the materials found along Nova Scotian shorelines, Rachel Anzalone and Alicia Hunt present a collection of natural objects—think seaweed and rocks—mixed with replicas made from plaster, clay and cloth.
Oct 30-Nov 3
There’s No Place Like Home Abstract oil paintings inspired by 15 years’ worth of journals as well as memories of childhood houses, this exhibit sees artist Emily Baron “using the solitude of making as a way of accepting and overcoming her personal feelings of abandonment.” Oct 30-Nov 3
Thick Sylvia Calver explores texture and surface in her paintings, taking cues from natural growths and organic patterns. Oct 30-Nov 3
Works by Freyja Caskie A largescale, immersive installation that sees Freyja Caskie use map-making and portraiture to “focus on the rebuilding of personal identity after trauma.” Oct 30-Nov 3 ART 1274 HOLLIS Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm, 1274 Hollis Street And the Beat Goes On (Rhythm of the Cities) Eric Brydges displays a collection of paintings.
To Nov 6 ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, Thu 10am9pm, 1723 Hollis Street Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience Acclaimed Indigenous artist Kent Monkman’s made a name for himself with his ability to infuse baroque-feeling canvases with subversive stories. Here, the painter shares a stack of theatrical canvases responding to Canada’s 150 celebrations with Monkman’s gender-fluid, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, taking the viewer flying backwards through the confederation’s history. To Dec 16
Blue Rocks A retrospective show tracing how two years living in Blue Rocks shaped the artistic practice of painter Marsden Hartley.
To Nov 4 Close to the edge... The Work of Gerald Ferguson Billed as a “comprehensive overview of Gerald Ferguson’s practice,” this AGNS
show sees some of the artist’s signature works displayed.
To Jan 13, 2019 Hiroshige: The 53 Stations of
the Tokaido An epic, sprawling retrospective celebrating Utagawa Hiroshige, one of the greatest artists of Japan’s Ukiyo-e genre.
To Mar 17, 2019
CORRIDOR GALLERY Mon-Fri 9:30am–5pm, 1113 Marginal Road
Emotive Landscapes Watercolours
by Kate Ward. To Oct 30
CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth Mosaic for Mental Health Art Exhi
bition & Sale Local artists donate hundreds of pieces in a swath of mediums to support the CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Social Programs at this sweet sale. To Oct 28
Calgary Days Hélène Blanchet’s quilts capture snippets of daily life in Calgary: “Tiny bits of cloth are painstakingly appliquéd ...onto a background of fine quilting and adorned with colourful embroidery threads and wee glass beads,” the gallery adds. Oct 31-Dec 2
DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun 125pm, 6101 University Avenue
Nanabozho’s Sisters A group show that “acknowledges the history of Indigenous women artists’ contribution to the deployment of humour, irony and satire within the visual arts.” To Nov 25
THE DART GALLERY Tue–Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm, 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth
Flower Streets: City Gardens A collection of works by Angie Reid “inspired by the flower streets of downtown Dartmouth.” To Oct 25
GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, 6025 Stanley Street
Beyond First Impressions Connie Publicover unveils a collection of fine art photography. To Nov 16
1451 Barrington Street
Quaff: To Drink Deeply A juried showcase of works by the Nova Scotia Potters Guild sees a swath of original, drink-themed ceramics on display at Government House.
To Oct 27, 11am-4pm
HERMES Tue-Thu 1pm-6pm, FriSun 1pm-4pm, 5682 North Street
Pushing It Hermes sums up artist Becky Welter-Nolan’s latest: “Pushing It is a performative project featuring a quilted soft-sculpture “boulder” entitled RockyIII, pushed uphill, [to] critique labour and the narrative of success.” To Oct 28
KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Tue-Sat 12-5pm, 1880 Hollis Street
A Thousand Cuts B.G-Osborne’s Khyber exhibit “is a found-footage video compilation of cisgender actors portraying transgender roles in film and television.” Over 80 sources are arranged to confront the perpetual violence of these inauthentic representations and the systemic erasure of trans people in mainstream media.” To Oct 27
MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, 1061 Marginal Road
Revolution For this juried exhibition, 22 Craft Nova Scotia artists share works defining their meaning of the word “revolution”—from #metoo to personal discoveries. To Nov 4
MOUNT SAINT VINCENT
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm, 166 Bedford Highway Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin, Echoes See photo, above. To Dec 16
NSCAD PORT CAMPUS
1107 Marginal Road The Shubenacadie River Beading
Project Carrie Allison—the Indigenous artist who last year exhibited her geographically accurate beadings of the Shubenacadie River at the Port Campus—returns to see “participants come together and collectively honour the space of the Shubenacadie River” with a beading of the waterway. To Oct 31
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue
#callresponse The call: five works by Indigenous women artists sees a centring of marginalized voices as they depict living within the Canadian nation-state. The response: “To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building.” To Nov 18
SECORD GALLERY Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm, Fri 9:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-5pm, 6301 Quinpool Road 25th Anniversary Gallery Artists Exhibition To Oct 26
STUDIO 21 Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, 5431 Doyle Street
New works by David Urban The famed Canadian painter debuts a new series of paintings. To Nov 14
5440 Spring Garden Road Crossroads: An intersection in
time The Halifax Art Map’s 20182019 showcase. To Oct 27 TEICHERT GALLERY Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am5pm, 1723 Hollis Street
The Annual Group Show To Oct 29 VIEWPOINT GALLERY Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1459 Brenton Street
The Beauty of Imperfection ViewPoint celebrates some new digs with a members’ group show.
To Oct 28