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Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life
May 16 – November 8, 2015

Local artist, Lucy Jarvis is featured in an exhibition of her major works from the 1960s and 70s and focuses on work produced by the artist after age 60. To provide a comprehensive look of her life’s work, it is presented in conjunction with Lucy Jarvis: Sketches and Letters and offers visitors a sampling of Jarvis’s sketchbooks, along with letters, photographs and memorabilia. Both have been assembled by curator Roslyn Rosenfeld, and are circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB and include many private and institutional loans.


Recent Acquisitions Spotlight: Brendan Fernandes

May 16 – November 8, 2015
In Corpus, 2011, a series of lithographs, and his video Devil’s Noise, 2011, New York-based artist Brendan Fernandes addresses post-colonialism and questions of identity in globalized cultures.

Born in 1979 in Kenya, Brendan Fernandes immigrated to Canada in the 1990s. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from York University (2002), MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario (2005), and completed the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007).

These works were brought into the Permanent Collection as a result of Fernandes’ participation in the Sobey Art Award as a finalist (Ontario) in 2010.

Contemporary First Nations Art from the Permanent Collection
May 16 – November 8, 2015

Artists: Ahmoo Angeconeb, Carl Beam, Edward Ned Bear, David Brooks, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Jane Ash Poitras, Alan Syliboy

This exhibition showcases the changing currents in contemporary First Nations Art across Canada while offering insight into the breadth and diversity of this burgeoning area of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Permanent Collection.


Mid-Century Modern: Cann, Mackay, Royle, Smith, Weld, Zwicker
May 16 – November 8, 2015

Artists: Elizabeth Lovitt Cann, Donald Cameron Mackay, Mollie Bell Mackay, Stanley Royle, Edith A. Smith, Helen Weld, LeRoy J. Zwicker

Ranging from portraiture to landscapes painted en plein air, this selection of works made between the 1930s and 1960s captures the character of mid-twentieth century Nova Scotia through impeccable images of its people and places.

 

UPCOMING:

Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism
November 14, 2015 – May 15, 2016