Main Gallery

10 September to 20 November 2016

Rachel Beach: Mid-Sentence

Image: Rachel Beach,  Knoll,  2014 ,  oil and acrylic on plywood, 18" x 9" x 28"

Image: Rachel Beach, Knoll, 2014oil and acrylic on plywood, 18" x 9" x 28"

Artist Talk with Rachel Beach: Friday, 9 September, 7 pm
followed by Opening Reception at 8 pm

Musikon Concert: Sunday, 16 October, 7:30 pm

NSCAD grad Rachel Beach returns to Halifax from New York, bringing her painted sculptures—or sculptural paintings—to the main space at Saint Mary's University Art Gallery. Beach’s freestanding painted wooden sculptures, made up of balanced geometric forms, play with form and volume, positive and negative space, mass and void. A series of platforms on the floor each present a sculpture or a group of sculptures, while wall pieces mirror this strategy, with one large piece, or several smaller ones, grouped within an allotted rectangle.

In a concert on Sunday, 16 October at 7:30 pm Musikon society presents through-composed music by Canadian composers, thematically linked to the exhibition.

Rachel Beach’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions and galleries in the United States and Canada including, most recently, Blackston, NY, the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK; Postmasters, New York, NY; Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY; Mixed Greens, New York, NY; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and MSVU Art Gallery. 
She is a recent recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Residency (2013-14), a Pollack-Krasner Grant, a Yaddo Artist Residency, a Canada Council for the Arts grant, an Artist Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop and a Socrates Sculpture Park grant. 
She received her MFA from Yale University in 2001 and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998. 
Beach’s work has been written about in The New York TimesArt in AmericaHyperallergic and The Brooklyn Rail among other publications. 
She was born in London, Canada and lives in New York.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Halifax Regional Municipality.

Side Gallery

10 September - 20 November 2016

Daniel Hutchinson: Bright Black

Image: Daniel Hutchinson,  16 Days at Sea , 2016, oil on rescue blanket, 10" x 8"

Image: Daniel Hutchinson, 16 Days at Sea, 2016, oil on rescue blanket, 10" x 8"

Artist Talk with Daniel Hutchinson: Friday, 9 September, 7 pm
followed by Opening Reception at 8 pm

Daniel Hutchinson's solo exhibition Bright Black presents new and recent works that track the journey of his methods and ideas of what makes a painting count as a "painting." Many appear at first entirely black, yet are replete with glistening light, formed by reflections captured through striated brushstrokes. The moving spectator perceives new conditions at every spatial location.

Daniel Hutchinson received his BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and his MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. He has exhibited across North America, Australia and Sweden. Notable exhibitions include solo-exhibitions at YYZ Artists' Outlet and Angell Gallery in Toronto, in the national survey The Painting Project at L'Université du Québec à Montréal, Painting Hamilton at the Hamilton Art Gallery and in the Micah Lexier curated show, More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), at The Power Plant in Toronto. Accolades include two times semi-finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and the prestigious Brucebo Foundation Artist Residency in Gotland, Sweden, among others. Upcoming projects in 2016 include solo-exhibitions in Toronto, Halifax and Miami.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Halifax Regional Municipality.