Saint Mary's University Art Gallery extends its show JIM until December 11 | Arts + Culture | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST
A partial look at the SMUAG show JIM, which features paintings by three lauded local artists.
A partial look at the SMUAG show JIM, which features paintings by three lauded local artists.

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery extends its show JIM until December 11

The exhibit showcases art by Jack Bishop, Ivan Murphy and Mitchell Wiebe.

When a trio of famous rock musicians combine forces, we call it a supergroup. But what about when three big-deal visual artists combine their catalogues and creative energy? Well, we don't really have a pop culture term for that—at least not yet. But, you can still see it in action by catching the show JIM at Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, which just announced it is being extended until December 11.
The show features paintings by Jack Bishop (known for his landscapes of highways, byways and strip malls that are a modern answer to The Group of Seven's call), Ivan Murphy (whose canvases are a cacophony of textures so coveted, the Nova Scotia Art Bank has laid claim to a few) and Mitchell Wiebes (a multi-disciplinary artist who creates paintings  beloved by critics that sometimes call the Fauvist movement to mind). While all are very different in subject matter and approach, viewing them together is a three-course feast in some of the most exciting canvases being created locally. As the gallery puts it in a release, "These three artists are obviously individuals. They have distinct styles, but clearly possess one essential sameness: they are painters that love the physicality of paint."

The Saint Mary's University Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm and closed on Mondays. It can be found on the first floor of the Loyola Academic Complex on the SMU Campus.

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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