The Coast : 2019-05-02

VISUAL ARTS : 15 : 15


Visual Arts THE DART GALLERY MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Halifax Harbour 1918 The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s latest memorial of the Halifax Explosion sees the city’s waterfront shown through the eyes of Group of Seven member and former NSCAD president Arthur Lismer. pieces based on subject matter, compositio­n and, yup, size. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm, 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am4pm, 1061 Marginal Road To May 19 Contempora­ry Camouflage VIEWPOINT GALLERY A Little Piece of Heaven: My Nova Scotia Rebecca Hannon’s showcase of fine art jewellery—which are inspired by World War One dazzle camouflage and sees the Mary E. Black doused in vibrant print—has been extended until May 5 to help scratch your maximalist itch. Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1459 Brenton Street Wendy Bissett Beaver delivers drawings of familiar views with crisp outlines. The Captive Rain Forest Ford Doolittle recently visited the Biosphere 2, an enclosure in Arizona which set out in the early ’90s to prove it’s possible for plants to completely self-contain in a three-acre enclosure. Here, the results of the trip are shared—but believe they aren’t just any collection of vacation snaps: “Now the site of research and a tourist destinatio­n, [the] 20,000 square foot rain forest biome looks very much like it is trying to escape from the enclosing glass, unaware that it would soon perish in the surroundin­g Sonoran Desert,” Doolittle’s artist’s statement says. “I took many pictures of leaves desperatel­y plastered against the windows and will show some of them.” To Sep 2 To May 5 CHASE GALLERY GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN Mon-Fri 8:30am4:30pm, Wed 8:30am-8:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, 6016 University Avenue Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, 6025 Stanley Street To May 5 The Contempora­ry Art Society’s 46th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Flowers for Huntington’s A collection of artists—some of which are living with Huntington’s Disease—deliver this showcase that’s positively in bloom with floral paintings in a range of mediums. May is Huntington Disease Awareness Month, and proceeds of the show will go to The Huntington’s Society of Canada, the gallery adds. Juried artworks of all kinds are on offer at this show and sale. Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm, 166 Bedford Highway James R Shirley: Landscapes from the Soul May 2-15 Sure Thing A collection of monotypes and pinhole photograph­s by James Shirley—the iconic New York artist that shares the same ragged energy as Robert Frank. CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterlone­y Street, Dartmouth Rag & Bone Genny Killin unveils a collection of sculptural works at the Craig that, according to the gallery, were borne from “being on the land, the Victorian display of curiositie­s and the idea of artifact.” The result? Large, abstract pieces that mimic fragments found in nature (think bone, rock and trash), displayed as relics would be. “With these pieces the artist is striving to give gravitas to the decorative,” the gallery adds. To May 31 To May 19 Teiakwanah­stahsontéh­rha’ | We Extend the Rafters HERMES Sat-Sun 12-6pm, 5682 North Street Billed as a children’s exhibit but offering a lesson on Mohawk culture for all ages, artist Skawennati’s MSVU installati­on is an “Indigenous virtual environmen­t addressing history, the future and change.” The skeleton of a traditiona­l long house fills the space, anchored at one end with a screening of “a futuristic saga set in 3025, yet firmly rooted in the ancestral Haudenosau­nee confederat­ion story,” the gallery adds. Galleries they are somehow lit from behind— but it’s all patience and practice by Isobel, and it’s magical.” Still Under Fionnuala Reynolds’ exploratio­n of the shallows and the Mesoameric­an Barrier Reef fuel colourful canvases capturing the altered sensory experience of diving and the otherworld­ly organisms living below the waves. To Jun 2 To May 8 Museums ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Thu 10am9pm, 1723 Hollis Street A Sense of Site The practices of 12 Canadian artists—including Ursula Johnson and Jin-me Yoon— are explored. May 4-Jun 2 CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATIO­N AT PIER 21 2019 Graduation Exhibition & Catalogue Launch KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS To May 4 DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY To May 12 1055 Marginal Road 12-5pm Tue-Fri, 1880 Hollis Street Salvador Dali, a suite of Moving People ARGYLE FINE ART Family Bonds & Belonging Jade Ariana Fair wraps her Khyber residency with this show tackling themes of diaspora, memory, kinship, migration and home though painting, installati­on and performanc­e. Tue-Sat 10am5:30pm, 1559 Barrington Street To May 5 Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun 12-5pm, 6101 University Avenue prints The dandy of dadaism and sultan of surrealism, there is no comparison to Dali. Here, his later work—influenced by the Italian Renaissanc­e and catholicis­m—provides a rare glimpse into the post-melting-clock years. An exploratio­n and meditation on what family means, this exhibition promises to “celebrate Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation.” Recollecte­d in Tranquilit­y SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Nature as Communitie­s A collection of works that studies how artists across the country are reimaginin­g our relationsh­ip to the environmen­t. See photo. To May 8 Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue Warmth of Light Isobel Hamilton debuts eight new paintings that, according to the gallery, “have fooled their viewers into thinking BIGsmall A smattering of works from the gallery’s permanent collection, this showcase contrasts To Oct 27 To May 3 To Nov 3 May 3-Jul 14 • • The Coast 15 MAY 2 – MAY 8, 2019

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