Uses of the Vernacular in Contemporary Nova Scotian Art
What are the relationships between folk art and forms of contemporary art which adopt folk idioms? Co-curators Cliff Eyland and Susan Gibson Garvey tackled this question in a vibrant exhibition of paintings, assemblages, prints, sculptures, and fibre works by contemporary Nova Scotian artists Nancy Edell, Gerald Ferguson, Kyle Jackson, Janice Leonard, Charlie Murphy, John Neville, Leslie Sampson and Eric Walker. Selected works by past and present Nova Scotia folk artists, such as Maud Lewis and Joe Sleep, were also included, and the accompanying exhibition catalogue contained a lively dialogue and scholarly essays examining this juxtaposition of"vernacular" and"sophisticated" art.
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- Isabella Heseltine Askrigg, Sophia Eliza Brown, Nancy Edell, Collins Eisenhauer, Gerald Ferguson, Kyle Jackson, Maud Lewis, Janice Leonard, Charlie Murphy, Leo Naugler, John Neville, Joseph Norris, Leslie Sampson, Francis Silver, Joe Sleep, Ellen Gould Sullivan, Eric Walker
- Cliff Eyland, Susan Gibson Garvey
- Nova Scotia, Painting, Mixed Media, Folk Art
- Uses of the Vernacular in Contemporary Nova Scotian Art, 14 January - 6 March 1994