Feast your eyes on New Art 2019

Feast your eyes on New Art 2019

Six breakthrough artists to watch
Projects to follow, exhibits to eyeball, names to remember—a look at some of the most inspiring art emerging. Click below to read our profiles on:

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.

Julia Hutt is transmitting truth

The self-taught artist and new mom aims to normalize the beauty, difficulty and sacrifice of motherhood.
Julia Hutt sits in the back of a north end cafe, stroller wedged next to her seat and baby balanced on her lap.

Jordan Bennett goes outside the boxes

The Sobey Art Award shortlister’s expansive, immersive Ketu’ elmita’jik breaks down gallery lines with colour and Mi’kmaq quillwork.
Jordan Bennett, Ketu' elmita'jik To March 31 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 1923 Hollis Street

Visual arts review: Arianne Pollet-Brannen, nine one one

The artist collects, orders and rearranges hospital items to shift perspectives and reveal thoughtful hybrids of art and object.
To January 27

Vacant Faces’ window on the city

A new Khyber installation by Arielle Twist and Brandon Hoax looks at the pain and playfulness in Indigenous art.
Ariel Twist and Brandon Hoax, Vacant Faces To January 2019 The Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

Miss Chief and the Resilience

Kent Monkman is known for working on a monumental scale, and his recent work is as ambitious as ever.

Visual arts review: James MacSwain, Ex Libris

Paper collages landing somewhere between book and sculpture at Hermes.
To November 25 Hermes Gallery, 5682 North Street

Visual arts review: David Urban, The Precious Book

Rich, layered colours reveal a combination of music, landscape and still lives.
To November 14 Studio 21, 5431 Doyle Street

Nocturne 2018: Fox Hatch

The state of Nova Scotia’s forests is explored through the magic of puppets.
Exhibit 102 Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road

L’nuwesimk: El-noo-wee-simk: Speaking Indian

Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons find intimacy and history all over the city.
Exhibit 201 Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre 2158 Gottingen Street (6pm) Burying grounds at Sinnot Hill Park, 31 Windmill Road, Dartmouth (8pm) Granville Court, Granville at Duke Street (10pm)

Nocturne 2018: Poemtree

Examining the meaning, music and power of language.
Exhibit 307 5057 Salter Street

Nocturne 2018: Let Evening Come

Micro-concert invites attendees to experience the night in all of its mystery.
Exhibit 505 Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission 163 Portland Street

Nocturne 2018: Reading the Truth and Reconciliation Report

Members of The Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace speak the report’s truth where Cornwallis once stood.
Exhibit 215 Park at Hollis and Barrington Street

Nocturne 2018: Free Consultations

Dramatic Changes wants to support you.
Exhibit 115 Victoria Park, Spring Garden Road at South Park Street

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 38
February 14, 2019

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