Here We Are Here and the complicated presence of Blackness in Canada

“This is not an exhibition with a strong thesis, it's a conversation.”
The history of Black lives in Nova Scotia is oft little recorded and little taught in the traditional channels of textbooks and classrooms, but a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is looking to give space to this illustrious history with Black voices front and centre.

Biological art fare

The IOTA Institute presents a month-long look into the world of bio art.
IOTA bio art series

Vox Lux

Lux Habrich is the youngest artist to show at the exhibition celebrating 75 years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust To July 28 MSVU Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway Opening reception Saturday, May 25, 2pm

Visual arts review: The Captive Rain Forest

Ford Doolittle turns the ecosystem inside Biosphere 2 into thoughtful, dynamic photographs.
To June 2

Visual arts review: Rebecca Hannon, Contemporary Camouflage

An extremely satisfying sensory overload.
To April 28 Mary E. Black Gallery, 1061 Marginal Road

Visual arts review: Poems for Impending Doom

Text prompts spark poetry, video and photography in this new online show.
Poems for Impending Doom Art Bar, 1873 Granville Street March 29, 7pm cfat.ca/poemsforimpendingdoom

M. Prud’homme’s fictions, fakes and forgeries

The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme is part art, part fiction and all intrigue.
Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud'homme—A rare collection of Fakes To March 29 The Chase Gallery, 6016 University Avenue

Visual arts review: A Sense of Site at the AGNS

A chance, with some augmentation, to experience installations and performances by artists from across the country, challenging colonial history and Canada itself.
To May 12 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street

Visual arts review: Merle Harley’s artist residency

The Centre for Craft’s artist in residence weaves the stories of queer folks in rural Nova Scotia into soft, unsettling tapestries.
Merle Harley, artist in residence To March 3 Centre for Craft 1061 Marginal Road, suite 140 Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Shane Song *Egg Life Cafe* hatches

The Khyber window comes to life with a multi-layered ode to the egg.
Egg Life Café Feb 16-March 30 Khyber Window,1880 Hollis Street free khyber.ca/window

The fabric of Letitia Fraser

The North Preston painter showcases her roots, and her community, through her exhibit Mommay's Patches: Tradtions & Superstitions.
Mommay's Patches: Traditions and Superstitions February 5 to 9 Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street newscotlandblack.com

Sacha Stephan’s got it covered

UX designer by day and illustrator by night, this artist is re-imagining the covers of every book she reads in 2019
When Sacha Stephan comes home from work, her routine is probably close to yours: She fixes a cup of tea or pours some wine, descends from the day onto her couch and logs into Netflix ("I've been watching a lot of reality TV that's just garbage," she says).

Regine Tiu is not your jolie poupée

The CFAT arts scholar sheds light on cultural stereotypes, the male gaze and the Japanese porn industry through her debut exhibit.
A different place: Centre For Arts Tapes' media arts scholarship presentation Feb 9-23 Opening reception Feb 8, 6-9pm (Former) Video Difference 6086 Quinpool Road

Katharine Vingoe-Cram’s comic relief

After years as a painter, the Dartmouth native is bringing *Kettle Harbour*, her first graphic novel, to life.
"I have to tell this story."

Maddie Alexander sees you

“It just became critical to me that the spaces I was in felt welcoming to the people I’m making the work for and about.”
If you don't think a dance party can be an extension of an artistic practice, let Maddie Alexander convince you.

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 4
June 20, 2019

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