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

a bang, a whim­per A col­lec­tion of sto­ries from lived ex­pe­ri­ences, re­layed in ob­jects rather than words, takes over the Anna’s Gallery One. By Theo J Parker Hough­tal­ing.

Jan 15-19

Bokeh of Colours A se­ries of ab­stract paint­ings by Natasha Grenke that ex­plores how peo­ple re­act to var­i­ous colours, tex­tures and lay­ers in­ter­act­ing. Jan 15-19

MAKE YOUR BED Amanda Tick­ner ad­dresses the pres­sures of moth­er­hood and be­ing a ca­reer-fo­cused wo­man with this col­lec­tion of tex­tile-based works. Jan 15-19

What does it mean to be good Heather Savard ex­plores “what it means to be ‘good’” through the at­tempt to forge a per­fectly square nail, with “the re­sult­ing works [act­ing] as an ex­am­i­na­tion of ‘good­ness’ and its im­pact on iden­tity.” Jan 15-19

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCO­TIA Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Thu 10am9pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street Al­pha­bet­i­cal Or­der: Things Artists Have Drawn To Mar 31 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 from the gallery’s vaults, un­der­scor­ing why he was in­cluded in such sem­i­nal show­cases as the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art’s 1970 con­cep­tual art ex­hi­bi­tion,

In­for­ma­tion. To Jan 13 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, sees orig­i­nal 1834 wood­cut prints of the artists’ mid­dle-class scenes dis­played in a com­plete set.

To Mar 17

Ketu’ elmita’jik Jor­dan Ben­nett’s first solo show in Nova Sco­tia sees the artist build an im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­ment that’s filled with pop art colours mar­ried with the his­toric shapes and pat­terns of Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual cul­ture. To Mar 31

CHASE EX­HI­BI­TION ROOM Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed 8:30am-8:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, 6016 Univer­sity Av­enue Nova Sco­tia So­ci­ety of Pol­ish

Artists show and sale A fundraiser for the Cana­dian Cen­tre to End Hu­man Traf­fick­ing sees NSSPA artists share a stack of can­vases in a va­ri­ety of styles at this sale.

To Jan 27

COR­RI­DOR GALLERY Mon-Fri 9:30am–5pm, 1113 Mar­ginal Road

Ef­flu­ence Cur­tis Botham de­liv­ers an ex­plo­ration of “the aes­thetic of in­dus­try in Nova Sco­tia” with char­coal draw­ings trac­ing its his­tor­i­cal con­text and “de­struc­tive roots.”

To Jan 30

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

Be­yond Neg­a­tive Space Zal­man Amit dis­plays a se­ries of sculp­tural ob­jects that, ac­cord­ing to his artist’s state­ment, “fo­cus his aes­thetic ef­forts on provoca­tive play be­tween neg­a­tive space and solid com­po­nents,” mean­ing some­times, it’s as much about what’s miss­ing as what’s there. To Feb 3

HER­MES Tue-Thu 1pm-6pm, FriSun 1pm-4pm, 5682 North Street

nine one one Ari­anne Pol­letBran­nen dis­plays re­claimed, ren­o­vated and re-imag­ined scraps from sto­ries that un­folded in the QE2 hospi­tal’s emer­gency com­mu­ni­ca­tions hub at this show of “gloves and iso­la­tion gowns, tourni­quets and su­tures, com­pli­mented by pen­cil por­traits of de­part­ment per­son­nel.” As her artist’s state­ment says: “Art does in­deed mat­ter, and will have its ef­fect, es­pe­cially for those work­ing within the con­fines of an emer­gency de­part­ment where tragedy, im­me­di­acy and ur­gency are part of the full op­er­a­tion of every­day life.” Read more on page 6. To Jan 27

KHY­BER CEN­TRE FOR THE ARTS

Tue-Sat 12-5pm, 1880 Hol­lis Street

Va­cant Faces Artists Arielle Twist and Bran­don Hoax de­but a col­lab­o­ra­tive work from The Khy­ber’s new Khy­ber Win­dow, a street-fac­ing ex­hibit space that’s view­able 24/7 from Hol­lis Street. To Jan 30

MOUNT SAINT VIN­CENT UNIVER­SITY ART GALLERY Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm, 166 Bed­ford High­way Prospect 18: Chris­tiane Poulin,

Echoes Tex­tile artist Chris­tiane Poulin’s ex­hibit blurs the line be­tween weav­ing and ar­chi­tec­ture as it pre­sents a se­ries of wo­ven struc­tures that “al­lude to Bru­tal­ist de­sign in­te­grated into a land­scape.” To Jan 27

Slip­stream Jenn E Nor­ton’s world-within-a-world takes over The Mount’s gallery space, with “six re­flec­tive pan­els po­si­tioned in an in­ward-fac­ing ring [to] cre­ate chan­nels of in­fi­nite regress. A danc­ing fig­ure in the form of a spi­ral­ing flurry of silk moves from one panel to an­other. As the dancer tra­verses the ring, it ap­pears that the viewer and the fig­ure share the same phys­i­cal space. In­spired dur­ing a res­i­dency in Paris, Nor­ton looks to 19th cen­tury in­ven­tor and mod­ern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller’s chore­og­ra­phy and cos­tume de­sign as a per­for­ma­tive sculp­tural ob­ject,” the gallery says. Jan 12-Mar 3

SAINT MARY’S UNIVER­SITY ART GALLERY Loy­ola Build­ing, 5865 Gorse­brook Av­enue

Bev Pike: Grottesque Known for her mon­u­men­tally scaled paint­ings, Pike takes it way un­der­ground as this ex­hibit sees 18-feet-tall gouache-on-pa­per ren­der­ings of caves and sub­ter­ranean grot­tos en­gulf Saint Mary’s gallery with dark pal­ettes and baroque de­tail­ing. “Evoca­tive ti­tles like Cav­ernous Sun Par­lour, Buried Danc­ing Pav­il­ion

and Sub­ter­ranean Day Spa sug­gest that these spa­ces com­prise the leisure sites of a new un­der­ground civ­i­liza­tion. They in­vite the viewer to psy­chi­cally and per­for­ma­tively in­habit them while imag­in­ing the cir­cum­stances that may have ne­ces­si­tated a move un­der­ground,” the gallery adds. Jan 12-Mar 24

TEICHERT GALLERY Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am5pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street

Home Away from Home Inae Kim show­cases 15 pieces “in­spired by the ar­chi­tec­ture, his­tor­i­cal build­ings and the colour­ful houses of Hal­i­fax.” To Jan 12

VIEWPOINT GALLERY Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1459 Bren­ton Street

The Cheer­ful Eye A solo show by ViewPoint gallery mem­ber Cur­tis Steele sees the shut­ter­bug show­cas­ing what his artist’s state­ment calls “a se­lec­tion ...of clear see­ing and spon­ta­neous dis­cov­ery,” full of op­ti­mistic colour pal­ettes. To Feb 3

Through the Look­ing Glass A one-night-only pho­tog­ra­phy show ex­plor­ing the sto­ries of nine gay men and “how cul­tural norms in­flu­ence their eat­ing, their bod­ies and their health.”Thu Jan 10, 6-9pm, 1313 Hol­lis, 1313 Hol­lis Street, free

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