Exhibition: SAMMLUNG & CONSTRUCT

Come out tonight for two promising shows and a drink or two!

1891 Granville Street, Halifax, NS.

Open Tuesday  to Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm

Openings are on Mondays at 5:30 – 7pm,

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CONSTRUCT by Torrence Beamish

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You are invited to an exhibition of ceramic works produced during my two years at NSCAD. My undergraduate exhibition will include an array of works from slip-cast vessels, to tile mosaics and hand-built sculptural forms.

CONSTRUCT represents an exploration into the language and symbolism of ceremonial objects and architecture through sculptural form, decoration, and spatial organization. The body is a temple, the mind a palace. We construct and organize the space around ourselves in attempts to order the private space within. Ceremonial arch

itecture in particular is rich with metaphors of birth and rebirth, rites of passage, sanctuary and protection. Using sculptural and image-based practices CONSTRUCT will consist of a series of studies into historical traditions and contemporary processes of ceramics as architectural decoration and feature.

The exhibition will run from February 5-9.
Opening reception February 4, 5:30-7:30.

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SAMMLUNG by Heath Simpson

This is the exhibition of the work I conducted while living in Germany on the Roloff Beny Scholarship. It will also act as my grad show.
SAMMLUNG means collection in German. All the images are black and white photographs that I took and processed in analogue methods. I’m aslo making my own frames!

“From January to June 2012, artist Heath Simpson lived in Berlin, Germany where he compiled the project SAMMLUNG. The work consists of an architectural survey of zoological gardens, aquariums, and natural history museums. Conducted with the financial assistance of the Roloff Beny Scholarship, the photographs investigate the history and innovations of these collections. What were once the Wunderkammern of the rich and elite are now public attractions. The images are sure to leave the viewer with questions, perhaps due to Simpson’s desire to photograph the spaces void of visitors or because of the austere nature of black and white photography.”

The show runs until Sat Feb 9th. The gallery is open Tues to Sat 10am until 5pm.

Anyone can come to the opening!! So let everyone who likes art know about the show!

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