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Alumni exhibition: Liam Ross

#NSCAD alum Liam Ross (BFA 2020) has a new exhibit at the Corridor Gallery (located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport) until February 25, 2021.
Working Girls is a series of instant photographs that explores the working life of drag performers in Halifax.

Of the work in this exhibition, Ross writes:
In 2020, Halifax’s only gay bar shut down for several months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The bar is open again now under new ownership, but no one is sure this revival is permanent. Halifax has already felt the decline in dedicated LGBTQ spaces since the 90’s, having had several bars and other spaces at the time, but the pandemic may be the killing blow. As much as it is an ode to unseen labour, “Working Girls” is also a desperate time capsule of a period where dedicated drag venues across the world are permanently disappearing.

Due to COVID-19, the VANS office will be open to the public by appointment during this exhibition. Please contact communicate@visualarts.ns.ca or you can also watch the video tour of the exhibition on YouTube. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS.

Liam Ross, Untitled (Marsha), Instax wide film,11 x 8.5cm, 2020.