“Flat Form” by Ada Denil in the Corridor Gallery August 2 – 29

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Flat Form
Ada Denil
August 2 – 29, 2019

(Halifax/ K’jipuktuk) Emerging artist Ada Denil’s exhibition is large scale prints made using multiple intaglio plates organized to create the illusion of a cohesive form. Her careful arrangements have created different angles and planes, resulting in compositions reminiscent of folded paper or origami. See Ada Denil’s exhibition, Flat Form, in the Corridor Gallery until August 29.

 

Ada Denil, Untitled, 2019, Intaglio photo transfer + aqua tint on hahnemuhle paper, 30″ x 26″. Image courtesy of artist.


Denil states:
I am currently unpacking the potential for myself in both two and three dimensional work. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, my practice reflects the divisions and overlaps of a wide variety of mediums and processes. Beyond materials, my work generally focuses on human struggles and expression, often from a personal perspective with the intention of the final art object being accessible and relatable, while also inviting multiple and conflicting interpretations depending on the viewer and the context. Through the combined exploration of form and content I intend to find and exist in the space where these two elements overlap.

Ada Denil works in a wide variety of mediums in her practice of sculpture and printmaking, which both inherently include drawing. Through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, her current practice is an attempt to reflect the divisions and overlaps of a wide variety of mediums and processes, with special attention given to their historical and contemporary contexts. She has shown work locally here at the Corridor Gallery, Argyle Fine Art and the Company House, along with participating in several student showcases at NSCAD University. She was a guest artist and facilitator at the Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival, and has also worked with several youth workshops facilitating stop-motion animation camps at Artech Camps. She grew up on the south shore of Nova Scotia in LaHave, and now lives, studies and works both in Halifax and the south shore.


Ada Denil, Untitled, 2019, Intaglio photo transfer + aqua tint on hahnemuhle paper, 30″ x 26″. Image courtesy of artist.


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, a city situated on unceded Mi’kmaq territory, and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.

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 See more of Ada Denil’s work on her Instagram @attagirl.ad.

For further information regarding the exhibition please contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca| www.visualarts.ns.ca