New exhibitions! Landscape Outside/Inside; Clifton St. Group Show; Nathan Wilkinson-Zan; Louis-Charles Dionne & Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott

June 18 – 22, 2019
Opening reception: Monday, June 17, 5:30 – 7PM
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street


Landscape Outside/Inside
group exhibition  — Gallery 1

Through field trips, observation and working from memory, students in Sara MacCulloch’s landscape painting class have explored a variety of methods used for on-site sketching and incorporated this source material into oil paintings.

Clifton Street Group Show
Nick Chapman, Andrew Thorne, Anna Wildish & Nathan Wilkinson-Zan
group exhibition— Gallery 2A

This show is a collaborative exhibition between four artists living together. We invite the community to gather in the gallery as though it were our home on Clifton. Furniture from our apartment, a worn coffee table, posters and junk collecting on walls, lived in and occupying space in our lives. These traces of our everyday living, in the gallery for one week.

On Thursday, June 20th at 9:30PM, the artists will host a brief discussion followed by a musical performance as Tangent at Art Bar +Projects.

Develop Decay — Nathan Wilkinson-Zan
undergraduate exhibitor — Gallery 2B

Wilkinson-Zan offers, “Living, working, and playing in Halifax has allowed me to evolve my perceptions about the world. I am interested in community, money, power and how the former exists often despite the latter. I’ve found my own community to be extremely passionate and caring. Our communities often exist within apathetic institutions to the detriment of those who occupy them. This exhibition seeks to put my perception of everyday life on display. Each of the drawings are from public landscapes, the text and audio are used for context of personal, historical & societal experiences.”

What I do to think about other stuff
Louis-Charles Dionne & Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synnott
graduate exhibitors— Gallery 3

Dionne and Valcourt-Synnott present a series of drawings, installations, and performative gestures. Their exhibition explores the “process before process” by displaying their pre-artistic practice material. Using up wax crayons and watering plants are approached as repetitive tasks which create the proper headspace to think about what they are doing and why they are doing it. While this circularity alludes to ideas of ‘productivity’ and ‘duration’ in relation to artistic labour, it also links to the invisible preparation that precedes any idea and its materialization.