Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Countdown to the Exhibition | What Remains

Nova Forge, Trenton NS, September 24, 2013 | Available at ROAR

Damn time passes quickly! Myself and Liz van Allen (now Liz Wright—yup, we got married!) will be installing our collaborative project What Remains: The Nova Scotia Industrial Project in less than one month. It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were not long into the photography portion of the project without a clue of what the next chapter would be. Would we have an exhibition? When would that be? Where would that exhibition happen? That all seems distant now...

Last week I found myself discussing final exhibition details with the director of the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. The museum is home to an abundance of Nova Scotia’s industrial artifacts, many from locations and materials that you will find in our body of work. It is also home to a beautiful gallery that will house What Remains. Given the conceptual connection with our project and all the support and assistance the museum has provided us over the last year, we couldn’t think of a more suitable place to premier this work.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 17th at 7:00 pm, and the show will run until late December. Whether you’re from the Pictou County region, traveling to Cape Breton, or just huge fans of ours, we’d love for you to check out the show!

On a related note, over the last few weeks I have been coordinating ROAR: An Art Auction for NSCAD, which includes works by alumni and artists associated with NSCAD University (including yours truly) that will be auctioned off in support of the 2014–15 NSCAD Annual Fund. I have donated the photograph above from the What Remains series, so if you would like a sneak peak, come out to ROAR on Friday, September 26 at 6:30 pm at NSCAD’s Port Campus, and show your support!

Coal Neckpiece © Liz van Allen
Thinking back to one year ago. Exploring slag in Eureka NS, formerly Ferrona.
Photographing Pioneer Coal, Stellarton NS. That's me next to the truck tire.