Nature Present

The representation of Nature has been a primary subject of visual artists since the beginning of recorded history. From symbolic and spiritual representations evidenced by the world’s aboriginal cultures to colonial expansion and the building of nations, images of Nature serve as social, political, and spiritual mirrors to their complementing cultures. Today, reflections of the…

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A Cabinet of Newfound Curiosity

Exploring notions of “foraging” from both a cultural and curatorial perspective, this project will bring together five contemporary objects from Newfoundland and Labrador visual artists, musicians and writers. As an independent curatorial project, the selected works will be displayed in a traveling custom-made cabinet, and accompanied by an original text exploring the contextual and critical…

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Wade In

an multi-site international artist-share incorporating a series of contemporary video and new media art screenings and artist-orientated workshops Wave after wave the ocean reveals itself through both flow and time. Describing video we often turn to terms which reflect the forms and motions that occur within water; depth, purity, distortion, modulation, tearing, streaming, and snow.…

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Art by Instruction

Following a long tradition of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Lawrence Weiner, Yoko Ono and curatorial practices from the likes of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Art by Instruction encouraged students, faculty and staff at Grenfell Campus to submit instructions on how to make art to Eastern Edge Gallery, Newfoundland and Labrador’s artist-run centre. These…

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W(here) Festival

Where? Here. Placing rural art practices on the map in Pictou County In June 2012 the W(here) Festival began and ended on its feet, exploring ideas of place, art, and community. Taking place in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, local and visiting artists  led audiences in a series of “field trips” engaging participants in an collaborative…

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Like There’s No Tomorrow

Nineteen artists, five days and no more time to waste. Like There’s No Tomorrow was a group exhibition that featured a diverse assembly of artists with just as wide-ranging practices. From a sculpture inspired by early tv test patterns to an interactive attendance projection, this exhibition crossed boundaries and climbs over definitions. These artists cross…

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{ } Placement

{   }Placement presents 22 emerging artists who investigate, synthesize and locate shifting terrains of physical and intangible identity. Moving outside boundaries of traditional media, each artist invites us to join them on their travels through innovative techniques and critical thinking. This exhibition features students from the Interdisciplinary Art Media & Design Graduate Program at OCAD…

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Time After Timeline

In this project, a visual timeline was constructed with uncovered treasures from the depths of storage areas to the public archives. With the assistance of Michelle Bush, gallery director, and Gabriella Estrada, student assistant, we filled the gallery walls sharing the artist-run centres’ history and outstanding community involvement. Time After Timeline 31 October – 29…

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9 to 5

9 to 5 was an exhibition that let visitors experience art in an unexpected way: by interacting with the artists while they made it!  9 to 5  transformed one gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario  into a live office space. For three days, contemporary Canadian artists Anitra Hamilton, Graeme Patterson and Ed Pien welcomed…

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1978

This exhibition explored the idea of the art collection in a public gallery through a focused look at one year in the not so recent past. Work was included that was acquired, made or influenced by the year 1978. 1978 1 April to 1 September  2008 Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB

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A little art every day as directed

Artists Kelly Mark and Jon Sasaki explore the everyday through mimicking its conventions in video, photography, installation and performance. Both artists draw from the mundane, its ritualistic, repetitive, futile and absurd qualities. In questioning what is framed, both Mark and Sasaki open the possibilities of the everyday if only we looked more closely. As a…

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