Exhibitions and Events
The Halifax Explosion
12 OCTOBER TO 17 DECEMBER
Opening Reception: Wednesday 11 October at 6 PM
The Gallery is very pleased to announce two significant contributions to the permanent collection that were received in 2016. Because we have very limited resources for the purchase of artworks, the Gallery relies on donations, of both acquisitions funds and artworks, to expand the collection, an activity that greatly enhances our ability to foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts within the Dalhousie University community, and to be a resource for our local and regional communities.
DANA CLAXTON: THE MUSTANG SUITE
In the current exhibition called The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, the artists explore their own and others’ contemporary experiences of dreams, nightmares, hypnotism, fear, death, impermanence, urban fragmentation, and the collision between nature and culture.
In this interactive talk, Jungian psychoanalyst and artist Beaty Popescu will address a number of the topics exposed in the current exhibition from a Jungian analytical understanding.
Since 1983, Toronto-based artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have shared an exclusively collaborative practice of performance, video, and photo/text work, investigating the subjectivity and experience of the self, and grounded in social, political engagement and critique. The title of this exhibition, The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, reflects the artists’ long career together, the time-based nature of video, and the recent digital revolution of the medium.
FRIDAY MARCH 10TH FROM 11AM TO 5PM.
CHOOSE FROM A LARGE SELECTION OF EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, MONOGRAPHS AND OTHER BOOKS
BRING A BAG AND FILL IT FOR $10!
LARGE HARDCOVERS WILL BE PRICED SEPARATELY.
WE WILL HAVE A SELECTION OF POSTER AND ART FRAMES, PRICES AS MARKED! (PRICED TO SELL!)
SCREENINGS TUESDAYS AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION
Three African American directors—Don Cheadle, Dee Rees, and Darnell Martin—take on crucial motion picture biographies of legendary Black performers.
7 February - Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle, USA, 2015, 101 minutes. Written, starring, and directed by Don Cheadle, this surprisingly fresh and funny drama is about an imaginary incident during jazz great Miles Davis’s five-year ‘retirement’, and sports an appearance by Ewan MacGregor as an intrusive music reporter.
Some directors arrive fully formed on their debut features. Others never recover. In this survey of first features, we begin with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, Citizen Kane, and then progress to more contemporary times where some directors—Duncan Tucker and Transamerica, for example—disappear from the scene after tackling some exceptional subject matter.
Join artist Landon Mackenzie for a guided tour of her exhibition Parallel Journey: Works on Paper 1975-2015.
Admission is FREE and all are welcome.
Landon Mackenzie is a Vancouver-based artist, widely known for her large-scale works of paint on canvas. Less known are her smaller works on paper, which she produces voluminously as a tandem practice to her large paintings, often while travelling. Parallel Journey: Works on Paper tracks more than four decades of this production, beginning with a watercolour the artist painted when she was 14 years old, and ending with mixed media drawings from 2015.