“Visual In Formation” by Caitlin McGuire in the Corridor Gallery June 2 – 29, 2016

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Visual In Formation
Caitlin McGuire
June 2 – 29

(Halifax) – Using a limited colour palette on birch boards, emerging artist Caitlin McGuire’s new series of drawings depicts signs and messages that pedestrians encounter when traversing the city on foot. Her exhibition, which features a large map installation, is on view in the Corridor Gallery June 2 – 29, 2016.


Caitlin McGuire, Sidewalk Closed Ahead
Paint marker on birch, 5″ x 7″, 2016
Image courtesy of the artist.

Describing the work on view, McGuire explains:

I travel primarily by foot, walking to and from work and my studio almost daily. Walking allows me to develop ideas and discover things I wouldn’t notice if I wasn’t walking, like street signs and other elements of visual communication. In this series of drawings I’m exploring the information that is presented primarily to pedestrians within a city. The information conveyed on street signs forms its own lexicon of language. Through time and repeated encounters this language becomes part of our everyday communication.

Caitlin McGuire is a visual artist in Halifax, NS. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University in 2015 and holds a BSc from St.FX University. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, NS. She is a gallery assistant and represented by Argyle Fine Art in Halifax. Caitlin works primarily as a painter and an illustrator. For more information please see her online portfolio: http://caitlinmcguireart.ca

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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For further information regarding the exhibition contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca