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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