Corner Brook art gallery features solo exhibition by Halifax-based artist Sarah Maloney, BFA ’88
March 15, 2011

Works by Halifax-based artist and NSCAD instructor Sarah Maloney, BFA ’88, are currently being featured in Habitat, a solo exhibition of floral embroidery and sculpture, at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Memorial University in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

Habitat represents two distinct but related bodies of Sarah’s work. Both groupings evolved out of two separate research trips, one to Kew Gardens in London, the other from an artist-in-residency at Gros Morne National Park in 2008.

Sarah, through her sculpture and delicate embroideries, explores the cultural and social significance of and our relationship to flowers, both cultivated and wild. Her recent sculpture consists of finely designed and wrought wooden dressing tables with cast bronze floral elements, while the embroideries depict in botanical detail varieties of orchids and tulips.

In addition to her BFA from NSCAD, Sarah completed an MFA at the University of Windsor.  She has received numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Heritage and Culture, the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council. Her work is held in the collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canada Council Art Bank and the New Brunswick Art Bank. She has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Fray at the Textile Museum Toronto; Corpus at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery; and Atlantic Crossing in Dresden, Germany.

Sarah has been artist-in-residence at the Memory Disability Clinic, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, and at Gros Morne National Park. She currently teaches in the foundation and sculpture programs here at NSCAD.

Habitat continues until April 9, 2011. An upcoming catalogue of the exhibition will feature an essay by NSCAD's Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Chair, Historical and Critical Studies.

The artist also wishes to thank Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Heritage and Culture for their financial assistance. The gallery gratefully acknowledges support from Canada Council for the Arts.