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AGNS Celebrates Summer with Painting...Place: Elizabeth Enders & Roman Bartkiw


AGNS Celebrates Summer with Painting…Place: Elizabeth Enders & Roman Bartkiw

AUGUST 20, 2012 – HALIFAX, NS – The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is pleased to celebrate our summer 2012 program, featuring the new exhibitions Painting…Place: Elizabeth Enders and Roman Bartkiw with a members’ reception on August 23rd at 6:30pm.

Elizabeth Enders is a New York based artist who summers in Chester, Nova Scotia, so it is a special honour for the Gallery to mount the first retrospective of this important American artists work here in Nova Scotia and to have her join us for our August 23rd celebration.

Painting…Place: Elizabeth Enders, curated by Sarah Fillmore brings together a deeply personal collection of paintings and drawings that draws on her travels and speaks to a particular place or moment. Five decades of Enders’s work will be on view, ranging from large seascapes to delightful sketches from her travel journals.

“Elizabeth Enders art is about language, literally and figuratively speaking. Whether she paints landscapes, places or things – her art is about how she makes sense of this world and communicates it to others,” explains Curator Sarah Fillmore. “Elizabeth Enders interprets the language of the land, its moods, its flavor through brush and pen. Her interest in its subtleties its cadence and its flair is clear. Enders has captured the particular nature of her surroundings with sensitivity and aplomb, addressing the place through her individual gaze,” she adds.

Originally from New London, Connecticut, Enders received her B.A. from Connecticut College and went on to earn a M.A. from New York University. Her work has been exhibited in museums all over the United States including the Addison Gallery of American Art, the New Museum in New York and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her work resides in the collections of The Wadsworth Atheneum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, as well as that of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Painting…Place: Elizabeth Enders runs to December 9, 2012 and is accompanied by an 80 page exhibition catalogue. It features an essay by Curator, Sarah Fillmore and is available in the Gallery Shop.

The August 23rd reception will also celebrate the new ceramic exhibition on view at the Gallery. Roman Bartkiw (1935-2010) was one of the pioneers of the art ceramic movement in Canada. Roman Bartkiw, curated by Sandra Alfody celebrates the rich history of Bartkiw’s artistic legacy and features a selection of clay and glass pieces from his large collection, that are now part of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection.

Exhibition Celebration and Catalogue Launch: Thursday August 23rd at 6:30pm 
Members, Media and Invitation Only Event.
Painting…Place: Elizabeth Enders runs to December 9, 2012
Roman Bartkiw

Other Temporary AGNS Exhibitions Now On View:
SKIN: the seduction of surface curated by Sarah Fillmore – Due to popular demand SKIN has been extended to October 1, 2012;
Mosom Maskwa-Pawakan - curated by Shannon Parker runs to September 2, 2012;
On a Path to Learning: Early Nova Scotian Women Artists curated by Dianne O’Neill runs to January 20, 2013.

NOW OPEN LATE – Regular Gallery hours are now:
Monday through Sunday: 10am to 9pm and Sunday 12noon to 5pm.
Admission is $12 full price; $10 senior; $7 student; Youth $5; AGNS Members and children under 5 free. Admission is free every Thursday 5-9pm courtesy of BMO Financial Group.

To pre-book a free Canaccord School Tour for the new school year please call Laura Carmichael in the Gallery’s Education department at 902-424-6314.

Images from Painting Place: Elizabeth Enders are posted on the AGNS website - www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca (Halifax, AGNews tab, Media Centre)  

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming. For information: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca 

For information contact: Donna Wellard | Marketing and Communications | Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | Phone 902-424-2903 | Cell 902-483-2019 | gov.ns.ca

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