Anna Leonowens Gallery opens at 5:30pm on Mon 5 June with receptions for group exhibitions, "The Skewed Persona", "A Round" and "stand back 5 feet / tenez vous 5 pied en avant". Everyone is welcome!
June 6 - 10, 2017
Opening Receptions: Monday 5 June, 5:30 - 7PM
The Skewed Persona
Erica Flake, Seamus Gallagher, Lydia Hunsberger, undergraduate exhibitors
In the age of the 'selfie' what does it mean to take a portrait of oneself? Three artists based in photography who work with their own bodies have each created a self-portraiture series in which they explore and challenge the conventional aspects of portrait photography. Each series highlights a different struggle the artist faces throughout their day to day life including feminist issues, mental illness, and fear of inadequacy. Through each individual series these photographic artists strive to share their experience with others and seek comparison with viewers who may be struggling with some of the same issues.
Isabelle Foisy, undergraduate organizer
A Round is a collaborative project that traces reciprocal inspiration and influence between artist friends. Drawing names from a hat, each artist is selected to create an artwork inspired by the previously drawn artist’s work. None of the artists involved have seen the entire project: only the round they were given to work with. The results are a series of independent works that showcase how ideas evolve through different creative perspectives. The show contains works by ten artists in a variety of mediums including painting, jewelry, and poetry.
stand back 5 feet/tenez vous 5 pied en avant
Evan Peacock & Levana Schutz, graduate curators
This group exhibition is concerned with movement, distance, and translation. Two sets of artists have been selected to exchange works between Halifax and Paris. The work of the curated artists responds to the title.
This name points towards the mathematical space between Paris and Halifax, the transmission of language through time, and the offsets of meanings caught between
two destinations. Perfect translations will not be possible. This offset is the focus of stand back 5 feet/ tenez vous à 5 pied en avant.
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