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MFA thesis exhibitions

NSCAD’s Anna Leonowens Gallery has re-opened for the week of July 13-17, to give the NSCAD community the opportunity to enjoy our MFA thesis exhibitions. Please see the visitor protocols below.
Exhibition: July 13 – 17, 2020

Open 11 a.m. – 5p.m. daily


Chongyin Yuan, MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Greeting the Unseeable

Chongyin Yuan, MFA Thesis Exhibition — Gallery 1

From lilong to fences, Shanghai to Halifax, the subject matters of Yuan’s paintings help him to talk to his memories and thoughts. Using a reductive approach, he is playing between the figuration and abstraction on his canvas trying to find the soul and guts of the cities he has lived in. “What you see from my paintings is up to you; past or future, sadness or joy, tasteful or meaningless. I am a narrator recording temporary periods in our lives.”






Lisa Klakulak, MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Room for a View

Lisa Klakulak, MFA Thesis Exhibition  — Gallery 2

About her exhibition, Klakulak offers, “The porosity of material and processes that modify its internal space are micro-environments that provoke memories of lived experiences. Abstract social re-enactments are constructed with found and referenced objects using qualities and measures of space to allude to psychosomatic states of being.”







Feiya She, MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Journal Memories

Feiya She, MFA Thesis Exhibition— Gallery 3

This body of work originated from diaries which recorded a special experience and gave me a new perspective about memory. By printing words on different fabrics, these works explore the variability and plasticity of fabrics, through pieces of adornment.







Public access to view exhibitions:

Occupancy: 20 people

Gallery 1 on Granville Street will be the main entrance to the gallery. Please read instructions posted at the entrance and throughout the space. You must exit through Gallery 3 on Hollis Street.

Visitors must:

  1. Respect social distancing, stay six feet apart.
  2. Guests must sign in with their name and contact information. In the event there is a case that is traced back the gallery we will be able to notify all visitors.
  3. No back tracking. View the work by gallery and exit through Gallery 3.
  4. No touching the art.
  5. Hand sanitizing stations are available in the gallery.
  6. If you see more than five people in Gallery 1, please wait in the queue outside.
  7. Wearing a mask is encouraged.