Where I work: Forage Studios

Where I work: Forage Studios

Mariko Paterson’s pop-culture-tinged ceramics deliver whimsy and delight.
WHO SHE IS Five years ago, ceramicist Mariko Paterson found a home in Nova Scotia.

Fall Arts Preview: Visual arts calendar

Get the lowdown on the season’s can’t-miss exhibits.

Review: Atmospheric Events is brutally soft

The Dalhousie Art Gallery’s contribution to RESPONSIVE: International Light Art Project Halifax balances the building itself.
Atmospheric Events Daily to Nov 24 Dalhousie Art Gallery

Visual arts review: Photographer Anne Launcelott captures the face of rural Russia, Now

An eye for composition and mimicry of Byzantine style await at this Teichert Gallery exhibit.
Now Daily to Aug 31 Teichert Gallery, 1723 Hollis Street

Visual arts review: Hopelessly Devoted To You examines the apocalypse and Olivia Newton-John

The Khyber’s latest visual art exhibit will give you chills that multiply.
Hopelessly Devoted To You Wed-Sat 12-5pm, to Aug 24 Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

Who to see at this year’s Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival

DCAF is a cup overflowing with talent, but here we share four new-to-us artists we’re excited about.
Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival Aug 17-18, 11am-5pm Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street

The Centre For Art Tapes is at the centre of it all

As the artist-run centre celebrates four decades, it continues to be a flexible, fluid space for creation.
The Centre for Art Tapes' 40th Birthday Aug 15, 7-10pm Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, free

Art is the resistance

Halifax artists Arjun Lal, Jenny Yujia Shi, Carrie Allison and Séamus Gallagher will free your mind with personal, political creations.
Art and politics have always been related—a strange, warped sisterhood, pushing and pulling like the tides.

Artist Carrie Allison is clearing space to think

Grass “isn’t meant to be here,” the artist explains through beadwork.
Carrie Allison can't stop thinking about grass.

Artist Arjun Lal makes art outside your comfort zone

The interdisciplinary artist is tired of asking “What’s too queer?” for their audience.
Mixed-media artist Arjun Lal is deep in thought, their expressive brown eyes surveying the Halifax Common as if the perfect word they're searching for will be found in the grass.

Artist Jenny Yujia Shi explores the immigrant experience

Shi makes mixed-media work while living in “immigration limbo."
Entering the studio space of mixed-media artist Jenny Yujia Shi, a repetition in colour and shape arrests you before you even notice the view of Halifax Harbour.

Séamus Gallagher rings the climate crisis alarm with candy-coloured art

The photographer and performance artist also destroys the gender binary in their spare time.
When Séamus Gallagher laughs, it's a bright, jangly sound that brings to mind the eye-searing colour palette present in their photography and performance work.

Meet the resistance

In this week's cover story for The Coast, we chat with four local artists blending activism in their work

Visual arts review: group effort at The Craig Gallery

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s annual mentorship exhibition offers space to consider the nature of collaboration.
To July 21

Katarina Marinic’s family ties

Pier 21’s new artist-in-residence uses archival photos and current snapshots to create a diverse visual definition of family.
Katarina Marinic, Oceans of Change

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.

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 20
October 10, 2019

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