Ursula Johnson: a recipient of REVEAL Indigenous Awards

Ursula Johnson is a recipient of one of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards of $10,000 each from The Hnatyshyn. Johnson is a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry. Her show Mi'kwite'tmn (Do You Remember) is currently touring and can be seen at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford: 21 September - 31 December 2017.

http://www.rjhf.com/programs/indigenousawards/2017/JOHNSON.php

 

Ursula Johnson long-listed for 2017 Sobey Art Award

Ursula Johnson is among the Atlantic Region's nominations for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. Johnson is a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry. Her show Mi'kwite'tmn (Do You Remember) is currently touring and can be seen at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford: 21 September - 31 December 2017.

http://www.gallery.ca/sobey/en/

CATALOGUE LAUNCH

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BOOK LAUNCH
 
Ehryn Torrell
Self-Similar

Halifax INK booth
London Art Book Fair
Whitechapel Gallery

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:30 pm
The artist will be present.
Halifax INK is pleased to present the world launch of the new publication, Ehryn Torrell, Self-Similar. The launch will take place on Friday, 26 September at 4:30 pm, at the Halifax INK booth, London Art Book Fair, at Whitechapel Gallery. The artist will be present for book signing, and has made a limited edition bookmark to celebrate the occasion.
 
This first monograph on Torrell, as well as being a document of the exhibition by the same name, is conceived as an artist’s bookwork, designed by Lauren Wickware working closely with the artist. Co-published by Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and Cape Breton University Art Gallery, with support from RBC Emerging Artist Project, this beautifully designed catalogue features 23 colour plates, an artist interview and essays by Jane Neal and Robin Metcalfe.
 
Canadian artist Ehryn Torrell, currently based in London, explores the landscape of the built environment in large paintings on canvas and paper that incorporate visual elements of collapsed and derelict structures and of remembered cityscapes. Much of the work in Self-Similar is the result of Torrell’s time spent in China in 2008, where she was witness to one of the fastest, most ambitious urbanisation projects in history and the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Self-Similar also responds to Torrell's experiences in Hong Kong, Brighton (UK), and Baltimore (Maryland, USA), unpacking and collaging disparate environments.
The title of Self-Similar refers to a quality characteristic of fractal geometry. A self-similar object is exactly or approximately similar to a part of itself; the whole has the same shape as one or more of its parts.
 
The publication will be available for sale at the Halifax INK booth. Halifax INK is a consortium of visual arts publishers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, including Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Centre for Art Tapes, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Eyelevel Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. They publish monographs, exhibition catalogues and limited-edition artists’ works, individually and collectively, under the imprint of Halifax INK.
 
The publishers gratefully acknowledge support from RBC Emerging Artist Project, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

For more information please contact:

Robin Metcalfe
robin.metcalfe@smu.ca
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OPENING

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David R. Harper
Entre le chien et le loup

David R. Harper returns to Halifax with his multifaceted exhibition Entre le chien et le loup

23 August - 5 October 2014
Artist Talk: Friday, 5 September 2014, 7 pm
followed by Opening Reception at 8 pm

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 1G3

The opening fall exhibition at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery is
Entre le chien et le loup by renowned NSCAD graduate David R. Harper.

In this exhibition, David R. Harper is interested in the form and idea of memorials, those markers that formalise links between memory and present experience. Using sculptural strategies that combine taxidermy with ceramics and embroidery, Harper refers to modes of craft and ornament that suggest a sense of history. Speaking to the intersections of personal and universal mythologies, liminality and identity, Harper engages the viewer in a dialogue on the metaphoric weight that the objects present both historically and emotionally.

Please join us on Friday, 5 September 2014, 7 pm for an artist talk, followed by the opening reception at 8 pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


David R. Harper obtained a BFA at NSCAD, Halifax (2006) and an MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). His work has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions, including Skin and Bone (Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, 2010), Atlas (Art Gallery of Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, 2010) and The Last to Win (Stride Gallery, Calgary, 2009). Harper has also exhibited in group shows in Canada and the US, including Oh, Canada (MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2012) and Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012 (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2012). His work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Harper is represented by MKG127, Toronto.


Organised by the Doris McCarthy Gallery in partnership with the
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kenderdine Art Gallery, and
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council

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