How She Read: (re)Visiting My Mother’s Nova Scotia will be Opening in the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Gallery during our Feb. 10 Community Arts Day.
Chantal Gibson is an artist-educator living and working in Vancouver; her mother is from Nova Scotia. Gibson’s connection to this place and its history has informed this exhibit and her associated book. Reimagining books and objects her mother may have “read” as a child growing up in Halifax in the 1950s, Gibson unpacks notions about Black and Indigenous people embedded in a world of history books and grade school spellers. In How She Read, which includes a 3000-page hanging book installation memorializing the early Black settlers in Nova Scotia, Gibson’s spectacular multimedia works come together for the first time in Nova Scotia to explode assumptions and to welcome viewers to re-read seemingly ordinary texts and objects through a new lens.
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, February 10, 1pm — 4pm
Artist Video Talk & Question Period: Sunday, February 10, 2pm
Tour the Collection: February 3 — March 25