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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.