MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens March 9th!

We are pleased to invite you to celebrate the opening of the first two NSCAD MFA Exhibitions of the year: “By your pleasure, I did see” by Evan Rensch and “STATION” by Michael McCormack.

This will be the beginning of seven exhibitions by NSCAD’s 2013-15 MFA’s in Fine and Media Arts.

Duration of Exhibition: March 10 – 21, 2015.
Opening Reception: March 9th, 2015, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Anna Leonowens Gallery
1891 Granville Street, Halifax, NS

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
11am – 5pm
12 – 4pm

Looking forward to seeing you there!


In Gallery 2:


Photo: Evan Rensch

By your pleasure, I did see
Evan Rensch

Artists Talk: Tuesday March 10th at noon.

Evan Rensch’s MFA thesis exhibition, By your pleasure, I did see, explores the contemporary experience of labour in Nova Scotia as it is transformed by the mythologization of culture, history and identity.

In a series of large-format portrait photographs and video works, Rensch amasses an ensemble of characters—ranging from historical reenactors to call centre employees—who pose conflicting visions of a province still typified by both its folk charm and economic underdevelopment.

Combining images of the present with tropes of the past, the exhibition urges the viewer to reconsider what it means to be a Nova Scotian today.

In Gallery 3:


Michael D. McCormack

Artists Talk: Thursday March 12th at noon.

STATION converges archival audio and visual material of twentieth century radio and communicative media with an immersive media installation inspired by first-hand experiences of Amateur Radio and DEW Line Operators as remote-sensors of our broader collective consciousness.

Throughout his MFA at NSCAD, McCormack has worked collaboratively with Amateur Radio Clubs and individuals throughout Atlantic Canada, developing a body of work drawing on the experiential elements of acute, first-hand radio listening, and how it has played a role in our understanding of contemporary communications practices. STATION unravels our relationship with dense peripheral media aesthetics to further consider our conditioned state of social interactivity.

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