Sep
8
to Oct 1

Chad Jagoe + Michael Fuller

Chad Jagoe: New Works

Chad Jagoe is an artist, musician and woodworker living in the rolling hills of Earltown, Nova Scotia. Jagoe's paintings are abstract and sculptural in nature. They attempt to strike a balance between the technical manipulation of the wood and canvas supports, with a more playful, ‘hands-off’ approach to the application of paint.

Michael Fuller: 7 Photographs

Michael Fuller is a photographer and filmmaker based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His photographs and film work have been exhibited in Canada and the United States. This exhibit represents work from various projects over a period of fifteen years.

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Aug
11
to Sep 3

Passages: A HERMES Group Show

Reception @ 6 PM, Friday 11 August

Artist Talk @ 2 PM, Sunday 27 August

We are collectively wishing a fond farewell to Katie Belcher and Eryn Foster, members of the HERMES community, both bound for new adventures in Vancouver.

 

This exhibition speaks to ‘passages’ of all sorts within artists’ lives, for example: social and familial changes, professional shifts, new formal investigations or political redirections. 

 

Participants are:

Katie Belcher (window drawing installed on 20 August)

Barbara Berry

Peter Dykhuis

Eryn Foster

Sara Hartland-Rowe

Dan O'Neill

Mathew Reichertz + Sym Corrigan

Becky Welter-Nolan

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Jul
21
to Aug 6

Ian Funke-McKay + Bree Hyland: Pools and Pride

Opening Reception: Friday, July 21: 5:30 - 7:30

 

Public hours:

Saturday, July 22: 12:00 - 3:00

Sunday, July 23: 1:00- 4:00

Saturday, July 29: 1:00 - 5:00

Sunday, July 30: 1:00- 5:00

Saturday, August 5: 1:00 - 5:00

Sunday, August 6: 1:00 - 5:00

 

Pools and Pride presents recent works by Ian Funke-McKay and Bree Hyland. Both artists share a studio in Halifax, and are focused on painting based projects. The exhibition will feature ceramics, hand-carved surfaces, collage, works on paper, and canvas.

Bree Hyland is a figurative painter located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hyland’s figures exist in a dream-like domain, invoking fragmented narratives with no obvious closure.Hyland is also the owner and creator of BARRE

www.barrestudio.ca

Ian Funke-McKay is based in Halifax. He is currently building specialized emblems, figurines, and displays that are combined for exhibition purposes. He works seasonally as a visual arts instructor at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.

For more information about their work visit:

www.breehyland.com 

www.ianfunkemckay.com


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Jul
8
to Jul 19

Cliff Eyland: The Queer Set and Opioid Wall Book

1 – 5 PM DAILY

RECEPTION: FRIDAY 14 JULY, 7 PM

 

HERMES is pleased to host Cliff Eyland’s solo exhibition of 3” x 5” paintings, titled “The Queer Set,” along with a loose-leaf 12” x 18” set of boxed pages called “Opioid Wall Book.” 

 

States Eyland, “The ‘Queer Set’ is made up of paintings of invented imagery. I begin a figure painting without any reference to models or photography or memories. The result is often mysterious to me, as if a naked person I don’t know has just walked through my front door. I may or may not be queer, but some of my art is without doubt queer.”

 

“The ‘Opioid Wall Book’ consists of digital photographs made with several programs and apps that depict the often horrifying visions I had during a recent recovery from a double lung transplant, for which I was medicated with Hydromorphone, Percocet, Tramacet, Fentanyl and high doses of Prednisone.”

 

Eyland, a current resident of Winnipeg, is best known in Halifax for his paintings at the Halifax Central Library. His website address is www.cliffeyland.com.

 

Eyland will be in residence at HERMES. To arrange meetings please call 204 297-8421 or email cliff.eyland@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Jun
16
to Jun 18

Th'underBrush

OPEN: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12:00 - 6:00 PM                                                   

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY JUNE 16 @ 5 PM

 

A group show of paintings and sketches by students in the NSCAD course "Abstraction and Landscape", instructed by Andrew Hunt. All work was completed on-site or derived from sketches made during outdoor excursions outside of Halifax in May and June 2017.


Emily Baron, Katelyn Bungay, Sylvia Calver, Krista Grunsky, Andrew Hunt, Katie Tasa, Nicole Williams & Ashley Wolodka

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May
13
to Jun 4

Last Chants

OPEN: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12:00 - 6:00 PM                                                   

Closing Reception Saturday June 3rd @ 8 PM


Last Chants is a collection by a collective, loosely. The thread connecting these 9 artists is a shared studio hive on Agricola Street in Halifax. An established haunt of the city’s North End arts community, the Last Chance Studios have been quietly fostering, creating, rotating, anchoring and changing for the better part of a decade in the junked and dusty spaces above the Army Navy Surplus Store. This sampling of work by its current members speaks to this undetermined relation to space. What does it mean to ‘have space’? And how does that inflect a sense of ‘having place’?


Jacques Gaudet | Merle Harley | Sam Kinsley| Michael McCormack | Jesse Mitchell | Andrew Patterson | William Robinson | Lou Sheppard | Anna Taylor

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Apr
7
to Apr 30

Barbara Berry + Ian McKinnon - Sacred Outlooks

 

Reception: Friday 7 April, 6:00 pm

Artists Talk: Saturday 22 April, 4:00 pm

Open: Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm

 

In the exhibition entitled “Sacred Outlooks”, Barbara Berry and Ian McKinnon will show art inspired and motivated by their own personal spiritual paths and meditations.  Berry’s large scale painted, wooden constructions are based on the traditional Five Buddha Families. Each of the Buddha families embodies one of the five different aspects of enlightenment and is associated with a color, a time of day, a season and an element. McKinnon’s abstract paintings are in a theological sense icon-like; infused with the glowing colored light of stained glass, the viewers are invited to occupy the paradox of a thin and simultaneously deep space acted upon by both the created order and the Divine.

 

Barbara Berry was born in Denver Colorado. She earned a BFA at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After living in Boston for four years, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1989. She has exhibited extensively in Canada and the United States. In addition to private collectors, her works have been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank and the Canada Council Art Bank. In 2009 Berry received a Creation Grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, for a project entitled “Vision/Ex’Voto”. From 2004 to 2013 she taught drawing, painting and printmaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She currently lives and works from her studio on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

 

Ian McKinnon is a Halifax based artist and educator. He has a BFA from NSCADU (1980) and a MFA from Concordia (1994.) A part-time faculty member, Ian has taught drawing at NSCADU in the Foundation Division since 2003. After course work at the Atlantic School of Theology (2005/6) Ian transferred to the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College (University of Toronto) where he completed a Master of Theology Studies (2011). His thesis, “Mutual Illumination and the Artist: Dispossession, Disinterested Love and Making Other” is an exploration of and argument for the necessity of theology and contemporary art entering a dialogue. From March 2014 to December 2016 Parish Ian was Parish Artist-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Grand Parade, Halifax) where besides pursuing his own work in a studio provided by the church, he has also established an exhibition program within the church itself. His most recent cycle of paintings is titled “Fragments of Glory.” 

 

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Mar
11
to Apr 2

Angela Henderson, New Work - secrets save me from dissolving

11 – 12 March, studio residency

18 – 19 March, studio residency, open to the public

27 March – 2 April, public exhibition

1 April, public talk @ 5 PM

1 April, reception @ 7 PM

Angela Henderson’s current project titled, New Work - secrets save me from dissolving - is an exploration of new material processes in cast concrete. Redirecting gestures and processes of Minimalism, the works visual context is formed by spatial investigations conducted within the gallery throughout the residency. secrets save me from dissolving has been conceived as a feminist gesture within the monumentalism of minimalist visual language.

 

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Barbara Lounder: Cord
Feb
10
to Mar 5

Barbara Lounder: Cord

Opening Reception Friday February 10, 6pm
with a performance featuring special guests Asher Christiansen and Lewis Van Wart, starting at 7pm

Using shock cord, Barbara Lounder draws a brightly coloured, network of lines and intersections throughout the HERMES exhibition space. This installation builds on two outdoor works carried out in 2016: The Gloaming (Uncommon Common Art), and Having Words at Jewell Falls (Platform Projects/Walks). These works explore the physical properties and allusive potential of tension and extension, flexibility, reflectiveness, luminance, interdependence and responsiveness. They are contingent on the site and context: built in place, with people.

Cord includes an opening night performance of string games, led by special guests Asher Christiansen and Lewis Van Wart. This sequence of spatial and interactive moves is based on embodied memory, transformation, and sharing.

About the artist:
Barbara Lounder is a visual artist living in Nova Scotia. She holds a BFA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), where she now teaches. Her artwork focuses on walking as a creative methodology, and her projects engage members of the public in carefully designed walking activities. In addition to her solo projects, Lounder works as a member of Narratives in Space+Time Society (NiS+TS), an interdisciplinary creative research group working on projects involving mobile media and walking. Lounder has presented her art in gallery exhibitions, workshops, symposia and other venues across Canada and in the USA, Poland, New Zealand, Germany and Bulgaria. Her work has been critically reviewed in C Magazine, Parachute and the New York Times. She has participated in artists’ residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Open Studio Printmaking in Toronto, Full Tilt Creative Centre in Newfoundland and the Rhein-Neckar regional arts fellowship in Dilsberg, Germany. Lounder is a member of HERMES artists’ collective in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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How Do You Know - curated by Becky Welter-Nolan
Jan
13
to Feb 5

How Do You Know - curated by Becky Welter-Nolan

How Do You Know questions the idea of authority associated with masculinity, objectivity and empiricism. Emerging Halifax based artists Angela Glanzmann, Sam Kinsley and Anne Macmillan question the portrayal of truth through experiential perspectives.

OPENING RECEPTION Friday 13 January at 6pm

GALLERY OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12-6PM OR BY APPOINTMENT.

 

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Fionnuala Reynolds: Head Under Water
Oct
29
to Nov 20

Fionnuala Reynolds: Head Under Water

Pushing the limits of her personal comfort, Fionnuala Reynolds approaches the sea and dives beneath the waves, discovering a new set of sensory perceptions and a peaceful solitude below the tide.

The artist will be in attendance for the opening and the Saturday immediately following. Reception: Friday October 28, 6-9PM

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Aug
5
to Aug 28

Leah Garnett: Woods to walls, and string

OPENING RECEPTION: 6 PM FRIDAY 5 AUGUST

PUBLIC HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12 – 6 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

 

Woods to walls, and string includes a selection of drawings and sculptures that investigate connections between construction, landscape, and architecture. Working with images of her father’s construction sites, and with his left-over building materials, Garnett made the drawings and sculptures in Woods to walls, and string as components of a large installation that she will exhibit at the Owens Art Gallery and at the Confederation Centre in 2017.  That installation will transpose multiple “work” sites from Maine, New Brunswick, and Ireland into a single architectural landscape.

We Walked

We Walked

We Walked

We Walked

Cladding

Cladding

Cladding

Cladding

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Jun
17
to Jul 17

Dot Paintings: Sara Hartland Rowe + David Clark

Opening reception: 6 PM Friday 17 June

Public hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 PM or by appointment

 

This two-person painting exhibition looks to the point in Early Modernism at which representation and abstraction parted ways. Clark’s round collage paintings draw from Dadaist collage in which chance encounters result in oblique meaning. Hartland-Rowe’s colour-suffused garden paintings are a search for the holistic flash of perception that happens before individual forms are recognised.

 

Both artists are interested in the viewer's perceptual experience. Clark's playful, language-based paintings ask the viewer to search for meaning within layered images and objects. Hartland-Rowe's work seeks to side-step language, intentionally breaking down the act of naming that tempers visual perception.

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Jun
8
to Jun 12

Becka Barker Place Holder: Waterfowl Rice

a 16mm film loop gallery installation as a part of the 10th annual

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

 

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday 8 June at 5pm

On view during the festival, 9 to 12 June 2016, 2 to 6pm.
 

I try to capture my family’s outing in places I’ve called home, but the landmarks move and change and maybe we’re lost? The integrity of my memory is disintegrating even as my body responds to different settings in similar ways.

The Place Holder Series is inspired by dreams of mashed-up geographies and roots that seem to put themselves down everywhere I’ve lived. - Becka Barker

 

Becka Barker is an interdisciplinary/media artist and educator. Her studio practice investigates the interplay of language, visual information, and human movement through experimental film and animation. Her experimental film and media artwork has been exhibited in the Ottawa International Animation Festival, ExiS Seoul (winner 2007, Best International Film), Nocturne Art at Night, Images Festival, and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, as well as in many curated programs. Becka has been regular part-time faculty at NSCAD University since 2005, teaching in Intermedia, Film, Design, and Foundation programs.

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Jan
29
to Feb 28

Cut it out

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY January 29 / 6PM

HOURS: SATURDAY - SUNDAY 12 - 6 PM

 

Collage works by Tonia Di Risio, Cliff Eyland, Jessy Watson, Terri Whetstone and Camille Zakharia

Curated by Barbara Lounder

 

Collage, as an avant-garde art practice, has its origins in the turbulent times of the early twentieth century. This group exhibition features new works by artists who rework collage concepts and methods at this point in the early twenty-first century. 

 

Collage party Saturday February 6, 4-8 pm. BYO scissors, paper and glue. All welcome.

 

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ANDREW HUNT: SUM OF PARTS
Oct
17
to Nov 15

ANDREW HUNT: SUM OF PARTS

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 / 6PM

hours: Friday - Sunday 12 - 6 PM

"Sum of Parts" is an exhibition of new paintings by Halifax-based artist, Andrew Hunt, in which the mundane intersects with the paranormal to examine the ways in which “things” – bodies, environments, beliefs and experiences – are informed, constructed, and at times misled by interactions with “other things": plants, pianos, and plastic heads.

 

 

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ROGER MULLIN: CURRENT ONGOINGS
Oct
17
to Nov 15

ROGER MULLIN: CURRENT ONGOINGS

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 / 6PM

hours: Friday - Sunday 12 - 6 PM

Mullin’s en plein air practice of delineation aims to capture the essence of landscapes and geometric form primarily through quickly generated orthographic views. For the past decade areas of the North Atlantic and Arctic have been the subject of his gestural, larger format sketches. A selection of energetic studies on exhibit range in media from conte and ink to acrylic and wire.

 

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Robert Bean: "Hermes"
Sep
12
to Oct 11

Robert Bean: "Hermes"

opening reception: Saturday 12 September, 6 PM

hours: Friday - Sunday 12 - 6 PM

 

“HERMES” is an exhibition of contemporary photo-based projects by Halifax artist Robert Bean that reconsiders the Greek god Hermes, the designated messenger of the gods. Traversing the borders of myth and science, mortals and the divine, Hermes the trickster is never stable. As the god of commerce, secrets, ruses, thieves, travelers and wit, Hermes continues to hover over the crossroad of science and culture.

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Becky Welter-Nolan: Cabin Fever + Stephanie Yee: Cling/Free
May
8
to May 31

Becky Welter-Nolan: Cabin Fever + Stephanie Yee: Cling/Free

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY MAY 8 AT 6PM

OPEN FRIDAY - SUNDAY 12 - 6PM

Becky Welter-Nolan: Cabin Fever

Works on view consider how our direction is influenced by others and how self-doubt takes hold in isolation. These pieces experiment with making anxiety around one’s future more comfortable.

Stephanie Yee: Cling/Free

As part of a new body of work exploring place and identity, this installation reflects upon a landscape of both permanence and ephemerality. In this piece, materials are manipulated to contemplate changes, traditions and the ability to subsist in contemporary life. 

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KATIE BELCHER: En Faisant + ANDREW MAIZE: Marker Drawing Series
Apr
10
to May 3

KATIE BELCHER: En Faisant + ANDREW MAIZE: Marker Drawing Series

Opening Reception: Friday April 10 at 6PM

Open Friday - Sunday 12 - 6PM

KATIE BELCHER EN FAISANT

IN THESE INVESTIGATIVE CHARCOAL DRAWINGS, BELCHER RELIES ON THE GESTURE OF A HISTORICAL PROCESS AS A MARK MAKING STRATEGY. PART OF AN ONGOING PROJECT, THE DRAWINGS AIM TO MERGE THE PROCESS (DOING—FAISANT) WITH THE SUBJECT (THE PHEASANT—FAISAN). 

ANDREW MAIZE MARKER DRAWING SERIES

IN THE MARKER DRAWING SERIES, INK IS DRAWN THROUGH LAYERS OF STACKED PAPER, CREATING AN IMAGE USING GRAVITY, THE FIBRES OF THE PAPER AND THE CHEMICALS IN THE MARKERS. EACH INDIVIDUAL DRAWING IS A STILL FRAME OF FLUID MOTION AND TIME. 

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Barbara Berry: As in a Dream
Mar
6
to Mar 29

Barbara Berry: As in a Dream

Opening Reception: Friday March 6 at 6PM

Artist's Talk: Sunday March 29 at 2PM

Open Friday - Sunday 12 - 6PM

Paintings and drawings based in nature that explore the pure act of sight and the visionary quality of going beyond the sense perceptions into the realms of imagination and visualization.

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Barbara Lounder: Daybook
Feb
6
to Mar 1

Barbara Lounder: Daybook

Reception: Friday February 6, 6pm

Created during an artist’s residency in Germany in 2013, this series of 70 works on paper bring image fragments and map details together in a loose narrative drawn from personal and political histories.  

 

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Peter Dykhuis: Peripheral Traces (Dark Heart) + Angela Glanzmann: Bodies & Bodies & Bodies
Jan
8
to Feb 1
Cliff Eyland: Book Paintings
Oct
24
to Nov 29

Cliff Eyland: Book Paintings

25 October - 29 November, 2014

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM

Cliff Eyland is a painter, writer and curator. Born in Halifax, he now lives in Winnipeg. His permanent installation of file card paintings will open at the new Halifax Central Library in November, 2014.

 

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Nancy Lowry
Aug
21
to Oct 5

Nancy Lowry

Nancy Lowry was born in Toronto in 1978. She lives in Saskatoon, and New York City part time. Lowry was coordinator of the Emma Lake Artist Workshop in Saskatchewan for ten years. She began her studies at the University of Saskatchewan in 1997 and later studied under Gerald Ferguson at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she graduated in 2003. 

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