Faces from Away
May 3 – 30
(Halifax) – Annapolis Valley artist Elizabeth Sircom exhibits a series of portrait drawings and terracotta busts inspired by people she met while living in France. Her exhibition, Faces from Away, is on view in the Corridor Gallery May 3 – 30, 2016.
Elizabeth Sircom, Michel Lacaille with his hair loose, 2013
Terracotta sculpture, height 19 cm
Image courtesy of the artist.
Describing the work on view, Sircom explains:
I think any successful portrait is rich in layers of suggested stories. The busts are representative of my sculpture work and are portraits of people I knew during the time I lived in France. The drawings are of seamen from container ships which came to the city where I used to live. You can’t leave a place where you have been for 20 years without having regrets about leaving your friends, so when I returned to Nova Scotia from France I brought some of them with me. Although I lived in a large port city, my neighbourhood had a small town feel – these are all people who would walk to their public library and stop for a chat on the sidewalk between the café and the boulangerie.
Elizabeth Sircom is originally from the Annapolis Valley. She studied languages at Dalhousie University and the University of Tours, France, then painting and drawing in Paris. From 1992-2013 she lived in Le Havre, Normandy, working as an artist and teaching drawing and painting to adults and children. Elizabeth Sircom returned to live in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2013 and has been giving workshops through the PAINTS and AGNS ArtsSmarts programmes, and the Acadia University Art Gallery since 2014. Portraiture has always been a central theme of her work.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am–5pm.
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