Peter Dykhuis: Homepage + Jane Affleck and Peter Dykhuis: Squirrel Variations
Sep
7
to Sep 30

Peter Dykhuis: Homepage + Jane Affleck and Peter Dykhuis: Squirrel Variations

Friday 7 September, reception @ 6 PM

Sunday 16 September, talk @ 2 PM

Saturday 29 September, demo @ 2 – 6 PM

Homepage

Peter Dykhuis

The mixed media works of Homepage mirror visual information – such as personal notes, mapped locations, and digital weather phenomenon – as found within the frames of cell phones and computer screens which shape the world as we know it.

Squirrel Variations

Jane Affleck and Peter Dykhuis

In the past year, Affleck and Dykhuis have shared paper-based panels onto which they independently layered individual images and materials. Affleck contributed the squirrel image that became the anchor motif that interweaves with, for example, bits of domestic detritus, mapped components, board-game play, and lyrics from a song by the Talking Heads.

 

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Jul
18
to Jul 28

Magnetic Attraction: Modules and Components

Exhibiting: July 18 – 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2 - 4pm in Toronto, Ontario (401 Richmond Street West)

The Red Head Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, is pleased to present Magnetic Attraction: Modules and Components, an exhibition exchange with Hermes Gallery.

Red Head Gallery logo.jpg

This exhibition features artwork that consists of modular components and serial objects that create single works of art or generate conversations between multiple pieces/units. At stake: how is the conceptual ‘whole’ of the installed work much larger than just the sum of its material parts?

Based in Toronto at the 401 Richmond Building, The Red Head Gallery is a professional artists’ collective comprised of seventeen members. The Red Head Gallery proposed an exchange exhibition with Hermes Gallery because the two collectives share member connections: Peter Dykhuis, Hermes member and co-director, was a member of Red Head for many years, and Leah Garnett is a current member of both collectives. In November 2017, Red Head members Jim Bourke, Jack Butler, Tonia Di Risio, Teri Donovan, Leah Garnett, Phillip Hare, Gillian Iles, Margie Kelk, Ian Mackay, Lois Schklar, Christina Sealey, Peggy Taylor Reid, Sally Thurlow, and Elaine Whittaker exhibited big / SMALL at Hermes Gallery.

For more information on The Red Head Gallery, please visit: redheadgallery.org

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Jul
7
to Jul 29

Angella Parsons: Heart Matter(s)

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 8 at 6pm
On View July 12 - 29, 2018
Artist Present 12 - 6pm, Thursday - Saturday, July 12 - 28 (except July 21)

Artist-in-residence Angella Parsons presents a solo exhibition of drawing and sculpture: Heart Matter(s) chronicling her experience of being hit by a car as a pedestrian on the corner of North and Agricola Streets in Halifax in December 2013 and her subsequent healing journey. Adjacent to the street corner where the accident occurred, Hermes Art Gallery and Co-operative provides a site specific component to the work.

 Photo courtesy of the artist

Photo courtesy of the artist


Parsons' multifaceted interdisciplinary practice carries over into her writing where she employs a multi-genre approach to what she describes as Life Writing. During the residency, Parsons will be developing her manuscript: The Glass Is Half Full  - A story about the power we have as human beings to overcome our own suffering through connecting intimately with others.

“My goal has been to use pivotal times during my recovery to introduce gratitude as a kind of super power that we all possess. Early on in my recovery I was amazed by how small acts of kindness reshaped my perspective in profoundly impactful ways.”
– Angella Parsons

The public is invited to drop in to the gallery starting July 12th where she will be in residence on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 12-6pm to July 28. 

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Jun
2
to Jun 24

Kaashif Ghanie: Adaption & Nicholas Rosin: Disposable Income

Opening Reception: Friday, 1 June 2018 at 6pm. 
Exhibiting: 2 - 24 June, 2018

Curated by Becky Welter-Nolan

In these paired solo exhibitions, emerging artists Kaashif Ghanie and Nicholas Rosin exhibit new bodies of work created during a nine-month artist residency at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia. With different approaches both artists address issues affecting their daily lives, materializing their conflicts with a challenging society in vessel forms.


Adaption is Kaashif Ghanie’s latest body of ceramic vessels presenting an interpretation of the lived experience of Islamophobia. Ghanie magnifies traditional Islamic pottery forms and adapts their surfaces to embody the systemic discrimination against Muslims in Canada. Drawing on personal histories, these mutations and surface treatments contrast the themes of sacredness in Islam and the current sociopolitical climate impacting the Muslim community.

Kaashif (Kaas) Ghanie is a First-Generation Muslim Guyanese Canadian from London, ON based in Halifax, NS. His ceramic work engages viewers in the sociopolitical issues surrounding Muslim culture. After receiving a BFA from NSCAD University in 2015 he was an artist-in-residence in the Centre for Craft's airCRAFT program and summer residencies. He has exhibited his work at the Mary E. Black Gallery, the Craig Gallery, and the Anna Leonowens in Halifax, and has participated in Nocturne Art at Night and Antigonight festivals.


Intrigued by ironies in social norms and the impact of status anxiety in our modern world, Nicholas Rosin's practice reflects on society through a satirical lens. In Disposable Income, he questions our daily consumption and habits in a series of disposable vessels created in silver and brass. These anti-amulets illustrate the absurdity of our unconscious obsessions with these objects through Rosin's signature hand-engraved characters. With witty irony Rosin's language both critiques and empathizes with the subtle addictions many of us rely on to cope with the daily grind.

Nicholas (Nick) Rosin is an emerging metalsmith and engraver based in Halifax, NS. While earning his BFA in jewellery design and metalsmithing at NSCAD University (2015), Rosin studied hand-engraving abroad in Pforzheim, Germany, making it the primary focus of his work. Rosin has exhibited at the Mary E Black Gallery and Seeds Gallery in Halifax, and Ornamentum Gallery, NY. He is a current artist-in-residence, studio technician, course instructor, and gallery coordinator at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia.

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May
5
to May 27

Erica Flake: Behind Closed Doors

Closing Reception: Friday, 25 April 2018 at 6pm.
The artist will be present 12-6pm Saturdays and Sundays and by chance.

Sponsored by Becky Welter-Nolan

Behind Closed Doors is an artist residency and exhibition at Hermes Gallery by artist Erica Flake. Throughout the month of May, Hermes Gallery will be hosting an artist residency where Flake will be drawing, mapping, and creating three-dimensional photographs based on specific spaces in relation to her artistic practice.

Concurrently, Flake will exhibit a collection of urban exploration and relating food-based works from past photographic series including Sweet Tooth (2018), Crossing Over (2017), and Traces of Humanity Reprise (2015). A closing reception at the end of the month will showcase works in progress created throughout the residency.

Erica Flake is a visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Flake graduated from NSCAD university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a Major in Photography as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Art History.

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Apr
7
to Apr 29

Frankie Macaulay: How to Fold

Closing reception Friday, April 27th @ 6pm
Macaulay will be at the gallery from 12 - 6pm Saturdays and Sundays and by chance.

How to Fold is an artist residency at Hermes Gallery by new member Frankie Macaulay.

Throughout the month of April, Hermes Gallery is hosting an artist residency where Macaulay will be focusing on sculptural developments and material explorations with paper.

Concurrently, Macaulay will exhibit a collection of photographic and sculptural works relating to nature and architecture including Uprooted (2017), Construction Paper (2016), Tree Versus (2015 - 2017), Paper Bark (2014) and Urban Paper (2014 - 2016).

A closing reception at the end of the month on Friday, April 27th starting at 6pm will showcase studies created during the residency.

Frankie Macaulay is a visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Macaulay graduated with honours from NSCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Major in Photography.

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Mar
2
to Mar 31

Bean + Lounder: Being-in-the-Breathable: Weathering

Friday 2 March, reception @ 6 PM

Sunday 11 March, discussion with the artists @ 2 PM

In drawings, images, words, and objects, Bean and Lounder present their observations of the natural history and the culture of walking in the Lake District of Cumbria, England. Being-in-the-Breathable is a multi-part collaboration considering air as our last Commons; where we breathe, gasp and expire together. In 2017, the artists presented Being-in-the-Breathable: An Annotated Walk at the Contexte Festival of Ephemeral Art in Sokolwsko, Poland. The current exhibition at Hermes is part 2 in this series, and brings together creative research, walking and art making undertaken by Bean and Lounder in the Lake District, intermittently since 1999.

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Feb
2
to Feb 25

Brent Garbett Selected Works – Paintings and Drawings

Reception Friday 2 February @ 6 PM

Organized by Dan O'Neill

Every student I have ever worked with at NSCAD University is always moving toward embracing higher levels of studio independence often enrolling in Advanced, Studio and Independent studies in the later years of their visual art program. This choice is meant to test self-appointed challenges and to further develop their conceptual bearing, with multiple opportunities offered to every student to advance the space and time required to extend research, theory and practice, and to illuminate unlit recesses of production that encompass their highest aspirations to succeed. I believe that these areas of study are always focused on preparation for studio practice, post graduation.

Brent Garbett and I embarked on such a plan of action he wanted to embrace, when we agreed to an Independent study across the summer of 2016. Discussion was the mainstay of our week-to-week meetings, and I was also privileged enough to frequently observe him in action as we advanced the customary to and fro of our exchanges, both exploratory and beneficial. Garbett's devotion to his explorations, undertaken post graduation, certainly confirms his dedication and intent, and the results of his most recent accomplishments are here presented at HERMES for the benefit of the Halifax community.

Dan O'Neill

It's important for me to offer a responsive, personal experience for the viewer. Much of my work for painting is observationally based, a continuing record of capturing urban settings, those places I consider familiar territory with Halifax and Guelph being the most recent sources for this record keeping. Yet over the last two years, I've worked to break away from certain painting processes that I had previously developed, explored and extended, that I felt were beginning to become slightly restricted in being able to reveal the breadth of new approaches to examining familiar subject matter that I thought I could accomplish.

Drawing has been the activity that has best helped me address this challenge, allowing me to work more spontaneously and unconstrained. I use little preliminary planning and no form of external reference outside of memory and intuitive response. This activity allowed me to come into contact with understanding how to generate a more spontaneous and abstracted image, while also sustaining an uncomplicated approach, which I could now attend to in realizing the next stage for my painting. 

 So now I set about painting with renewed exuberance and an appreciation of having uncovered approaches and confidence with my practice of drawing and painting that now comfortably orbit and inform one another. These recent works then are the result of having made a step toward a more energized, less constrained and perhaps, a little more truthful agreement with myself to proceed.

Brent Garbett

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Jan
5
to Jan 28

Adriana Kuiper + Ryan Suter: Cover

Reception: Friday 5 January @ 6 PM

6 - 28 January

Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 6 PM

 

For this exhibition at Hermes, Adriana Kuiper and Ryan Suter take a sidestep from their public site specific installation to highlight new studio experiments. Working with improvised, handmade quilts, sound blankets, collected objects, video and sound the artists present various tests with these objects in an organized tableau.

 

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Dec
1
to Dec 17

GEMS: a HERMES Group Show

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12 – 6 PM

RECEPTION: FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER @ 6 PM

Featuring the work of:

Robert Bean

Barbara Berry

Peter Dykhuis

Leah Garnett

Sara Hartland-Rowe

Andrew Hunt

Adriana Kuiper

Barbara Lounder

Frankie Macaulay

Fionnuala Reynolds

Ryan Suter

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Nov
3
to Nov 26

big / SMALL: AN EXCHANGE WITH THE RED HEAD GALLERY, ORGANIZED BY LEAH GARNETT

4 – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12 – 6 PM

RECEPTION: FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER @ 6 PM

 

Based in Toronto at the 401 Richmond Building, The Red Head Gallery is a professional artists’ collective comprised of 17 members. Though primarily dedicated to exhibiting members’ works at The Red Head Gallery, the collective periodically creates a travelling group show to exhibit members’ work beyond the Greater Toronto Area, and to forge connections with other artist run collectives.

This show, big / SMALL, is such an endeavor. The Red Head Gallery proposed an exchange exhibition with HERMES Gallery because the two collectives share member connections: Peter Dykhuis, HERMES member and co-director, was a member of Red Head for many years, and Leah Garnett is a current member of both collectives. Furthermore, as a collective celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2017, Red Head was excited about working with a new collective.  Red Head is thankful for the opportunity to exhibit big / SMALL and to introduce its members to the Maritimes; and we greatly look forward to hosting a group exhibition of HERMES members in July 2018.

big / SMALL evolved from a physical constraint into a thematic framework. The collective needed to develop a show that could ship at minimal cost, a fact that restricted the weight and size of all 14 works in big / SMALL. Bound by a size limitation, each member used this condition to consider big / SMALL as a conceptual exploration. This “assignment” resulted in diverse solutions that reflect the collective’s range of practices and experiences.

big / SMALL includes works by: Jim Bourke, Jack Butler, Tonia Di Risio, Teri Donovan, Leah Garnett, Phillip Hare, Gillian Iles, Margie Kelk, Ian Mackay, Lois Schklar, Christina Sealey, Peggy Taylor Reid, Sally Thurlow, and Elaine Whittaker.

For more information on The Red Head Gallery, please visit our website: http://www.redheadgallery.org/

 

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Oct
5
to Oct 29

25: THIERRY DELVA + STEVEN HOLMES

Opening Reception:Thursday 5 October @ 6 PM

HERMES is open to the public Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 or by appointment.

Thierry Delva and Steven Holmes were MFA students together at NSCAD in 1992. In the years since, each has developed a career in the visual arts: Delva as a professor at NSCAD, and Holmes as a curator living and working in the US. 

25 is an exhibition that marks twenty five years of conversation and argument about art.  

Longstanding friendships between artists are not uncommon, of course: art history has many examples. These conversations can be a fundamental part of how one thinks about art and its meaning. In the case of Delva and Holmes, twenty five years of arguments have had a fundamental impact on the most basic aspects of how each sees himself: as art professionals as well as art makers.

The work in 25 is two things: it is an exhibition featuring each artist’s most recent work, and it is an exhibition of work that contains within it a quarter century of persistent and committed conversation.  In each case, 25 is offered without apology.

Delva will exhibit four bronze casts of artificial hips based on a mould taken from Delva’s own hip, the result of a prior surgical procedure.

Holmes will present photographs of contemporary burial grounds.

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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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