A story in 10 parts with a gorgeous colour palate!
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.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication.
For further information regarding the exhibition contact:
The Maritime Painted Saltbox
is pleased to announce a new Art Event:
OUT THE DOOR ART, OR STUFF YOU WOULDN’T HAVE
IN THE HOUSE
Opening Saturday, July 30th and running through Labour Day,
September 5, 2016
It’s Fine, It’s Fun, It’s Folk, & It’s Outdoors.
Featuring the work of Tom Alway & Peter Blais
265 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia.
Dagny Dryer Rossignol Solo Show
Friday, July 29, Artisans on Main, Montague is pleased to host Dagny Dryer Rossignol, featuring an exciting new group of acrylic, watercolor and collage paintings. Reception begins at 4 pm. The show will run from July 29-August 12.
Artisans on Main
10 Water St.
PO Box 698
Main & Station Presents The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards
Main & Station Ltd, an art residency centre located at 168 Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, will be hosting a major International art award and exhibition. Between August 20th and September 10th 2016.
Main and Station Ltd-Nonesuch art centre is housed in the newly repurposed 1913 4-story heritage building that once was home to the town’s post office and custom’s house. We will be hosting an exhibition that will show the many ways of creating art on or with paper. The exhibit will then move to Montreal for another three week period in late September.
The exhibition is the result of a new award created by Main and Station Ltd, “The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards”. These awards have a value of approximately $20,000 . The Awards comprise 5 individual awards and include an award for sculptural work as well as a People’s Choice award. The awards consist of Art Residency and an honourarium
The awards attracted submissions from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan and Spain. Over 35 submissions to the awards came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces.
Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit, including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, paper-crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books. With over 200 artworks entered in the submissions, choosing only 70 works of art for the exhibition was difficult. The quality of work is exceptionally high and the manner of how paper is used in the creative process is extraordinary.
The awards are a privately sponsored initiative to support the arts and no federal, provincial or municipal government assistance was provided.
The awards are financed by Main & Station Ltd of Parrsboro, Purple Chips/ 7790139 Canada Inc (financial advisors) of Montreal., The Lev Group of companies of Montreal and Parrsboro, Judith S Bauer, Jane Zdansky and John Schwinghamer
For additional details on the awards go to http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/ and WWW.hmsnonesuch.com
For more images and more information, contact:
Main and Station, PO Box 507,168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M1S0
Opening This Week
Friday, July 29. 6-pm
Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking
Joy Laking is a Nova Scotian artist living and working in Portapique, NS.
Joy loves to paint. For forty-four years she has painted Nova Scotia and captured her view of the world on watercolour paper and in oil and acrylics. She is inspired by all of the beauty that is Nova Scotia
Joy’s studio paintings are developed from on location paintings, photos and actual objects and flowers. Sometimes an idea is thought about for a number of years before a painting is started. The actual painting may take several weeks. In all cases the reality in the painting is Joy’s. She happily changes or moves objects within a painting. Strong compositions and a wide range of tonal values are a constant in all of Joy’s paintings. Her watercolours make full use of the white of the paper and her oils and acrylics are full of rich colours. All of Joy’s paintings “sing”.
In addition to her studio paintings and when ever possible Joy paints on location. It is an exhilarating challenge to set out, find a subject and complete an entire painting in four to seven hours. These paintings are loose, spontaneous and depict the tides, the lighting and the moment. Besides painting on location throughout the Maritimes, Joy loves the landscape and history of England, Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Japan and all of South America. In 2016, Joy painted in Ghana, Africa.
Visit Joy’s website – www.joylaking.com
Exhibitions in the Gallery
Art Lab is proud to host a membership sponsored Community Gallery, a space where artists, both professional and amateur, have an opportunity to share their talent with the community.
Each exhibition will be mounted for two and a half weeks and openings of exhibits will usually be held on a Friday between 6 and 8 pm. These openings are an important time for the artists and for Art Lab. So we encourage you to drop in, meet the artists involved and show your support for the role that art plays in making our community such a great place to live.
If you can’t make an opening, drop by during our regular hours.
Community Gallery Exhibitions – 2016
May 6 – May 25: Jennifer Harrison
May 27 – June 15: Archan Knotz & James Farrell
June 17 – July 6: Monika Wright
July 8 – July 27: Vera McInnis
July 29 – August 17 : Joy Laking
August 19 – September 7: Judith Newman
September 9 – September 28: William Rogers
October 1 – October 10: 10 Days In October
October 11 – October 19 : Fibre Arts Exhibition
October 21- November 16: TBA
November 18 – November 30: TBA
Art Lab Studios and Gallery
Open 10 -7 , seven days a week
121 Main St.