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.
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.