Exhibitions and Events
The third in our periodic series of front alcove shows, designed to respond more immediately to the rapidly developing work of local artists, features an installation by Cape Breton artist Carl Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s spare, elegant objects have their origins in minimalist concerns, but they also reflect his interest in 30s style utopian architecture, New Deal building programs (dams, reservoirs) and “streamform” design.
The Gallery’s annual celebration of the artistic talent of the University community, through an exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture and crafts by Dalhousie students, staff, faculty and alumni. Members of the Dalhousie Community are invited to submit works for this exhibition, to be accepted at the gallery November 27-30 inclusive, during regular gallery hours. For more information or to obtain entry forms, please call the Gallery.
Curated by Philip Monk for the Art Gallery of Ontario, with accompanying catalogue essays by Monk and Dot Tuer, this exhibition concentrates on the collaborative video work of Steele and Tomczak, beginning with Working the Double Shift (1984). To provide context, a selection of their pre-collaborative individual works is included. These twelve videotapes are provocative and didactic, questioning the manner in which the mass media depict “real life”. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Ontario with the support of The Canada Council.
Pierre Landry, Assistant Curator of Canadian Art, selected over seventy prints and drawings by Canadian artists from the permanent collection of the National Gallery, covering the period from 1880 to the late 1940s, for this attractive and educative exhibition. The works focus specifically on the human figure: the body depicted for its own sake, nude or clothed, passive or active; the body as an object of aesthetic consideration, or of social or spiritual significance; people unknown and unnamed, or named and celebrated in portraiture and full-length poses.
This exhibition brings together over 70 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, created by official Canadian War artists during both World Wars. It was organized by the London Regional Art Gallery, and guest-curated by Dr. Maria Tippet. Works by Canadians A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, David Milne and Frederick Varley, are shown alongside those by Britishers Paul Nash, Wyndham Lewis and Augustus John, who worked for the Canadian War Records office during World War I. Among the official World War II Artists are Bruno and Molly Bobak, Alex Colville and Charles Comfort.
In addition to his well-known plays, such as Waiting for Godot and Endgame, Samuel Beckett wrote, or specifically adapted, works for film and television. This unique exhibition of videotapes includes eight such works in stylistically distinct groupings: the Evergreen Theatre productions of the 1960s directed by Alan Schneider in New York; the BBC productions of the late 1970s; and the more recent Stuttgart productions, directed by Beckett himself.
This major exhibition, is the first of its kind to focus on children and childhood. Inspired by Edward Steichen’s famous Family of Man exhibition and book, the show illustrates children in all their variousness and their lyrical uniqueness. The images explore the bravery, tenacity, and vulnerability of children, their troubling sorrows and their joys.
The tenth in the Gallery’s biannual series of artist curated exhibitions which explore the definitions of drawing and its use by contemporary artists. This year the Curator is Nova Scotian artist and writer Susan Gibson Garvey whose selection of nine artists presents viewers with a wide range of work from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The artists in the exhibition are: Paul Bourque, Cliff Eyland, Glen MacKinnon, Mary Pratt, Nigel Roe, George Steeves, Susan Wood, Chris Woods and Don Wright.
Opening Sunday, 4 March at 2 p.m.
In these works, Halifax artist Kathy MacGillivray presents a variety of concerns with social, international and personal issues. The mode of working is to construct/deconstruct images using a wide range of materials and found objects. She attempts to convey her response to questions concerning the environment, women’s issues, international affairs… and other timely questions which affect and concern all of us.
Working between 1915 and 1947, the Toronto artists Munn and Tacon created unique and personal art rooted in European modernism. In their paintings and drawings, these artists experimented with cubism and non-objectivity before abstraction was considered a viable direction for Canadian art. Overshadowed by the prominence of the Group of Seven, they never received lasting recognition for their pioneering work in this country. Organized by the Art Gallery of York University and curated by Dr.