Seti I Dondi George
Matt W. Brown
August 3 – 30
(Halifax) – Emerging artist Matt W. Brown exhibits a series of his recent drawings created using chalk pastel, watercolor, and oil bar. These small works on display, each a collage-like group of images, are a response to a number of his recent image groupings. His colourful exhibition Seti I Dondi George is on view in the Corridor Gallery August 3 – 30, 2016.
Matt W. Brown, Clocks
Chalk pastel, gouache, oil on board, 9” x 14 7/8”, 2016
Image courtesy of the artist.
Describing the work on view, Brown explains:
Recently I have been exploring a method of synthesizing groups of images. While this approach could be considered an offshoot of collage, it is not collage in the traditional sense. I have found that by using combinations of printed images as my ‘still lives’, sometimes chosen casually and sometimes carefully selected, I have been able to engage with the transcendental nature of images as they are experienced through memory and observed presently.
Matt W. Brown was born in London, Ontario in 1988. He has a strong background in music, literature, biblical studies, and fine arts. Having attended and graduated from NSCAD University in 2014, he has since been involved in two artist residencies, one of which is a self-directed residency with Kings Wharf in Dartmouth that will be completed later this year. Currently residing in Dartmouth, Brown continues to be deeply engrossed in his passion for image making and is perpetually captivated by the naturally occurring union between image, music, poetry and spirituality that he finds in his 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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Three Sisters present group art show
The “Wall” at Winding River Gallery in Stewiacke, NS will feature a multi-media group art show called “Three Sisters”, opening Sunday, August 7 from 2-4.
The group really is three sisters: Margaret A. MacDonald Trites, photographer; Christine Heggelin, painter; and Jan Hull, sculptor.
Having retired early from their various careers, they gradually found themselves quietly exploring their chosen artistic expression, as pastime or avocation, not an uncommon development with today’s young seniors.
“When we were working, we had little time or energy for other pursuits,” says Hull. “But after retirement, there is still that energy, and unused mental capacity, that wants to be put to use. The skill? Who knows where that came from?”
As children in Moser River, NS, the girls had little exposure to the arts other than singing in the annual music festival. Decades later, their latent artistic interests have blossomed.
What is remarkable is the quality of the work each has achieved as a relative late-comer to artistic expression.
MacDonald Trites describes her photography as “by chance”, scenes and objects seen on a country stroll, but where she has strolled and what attracts her lens is dramatic. Rocky beaches and boulders are a favourite subject.
Whether clouds are in a bright sky over water or hanging low over hills as fog, Heggelin’s acrylic paintings draw the viewer into the familiar-feeling Maritime landscapes. They are finished in fine detail.
Hull’s soapstone sculptures are carved in shapes of birds or fish with minimal detail, allowing the variegated colours and patterns of seams in the soapstone to be the real attraction. All are polished and mounted to show off the stone’s own story.
Light refreshments will be offered at the opening. Winding River Gallery, at Exit 11 off Highway 102, is open daily 10-5. “Three Sisters” show ends at noon on Sunday, August 14.
For further information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Winding River Gallery on Facebook.