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ESCAPE / The Great Indoors

February 20, 2021 - March 28, 2021

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Year 2021

Please note: this exhibition is on view at Hermes Gallery

Why should comfort imply tedium? ESCAPE / The Great Indoors brings together cozy, bright, and colourful explorations of domestic space by four emerging artists: Kayza DeGraff-Ford, Tee Kundu, Fern Pellerin, and Anna-Lisa Shandro. The featured works – which range from painting, textiles, installation, and audience-artist collaboration – seek to re-enchant interior spaces, transforming the mundane into the fantastic through colour, metaphor, and play while retaining the intimacy and connection of home. ESCAPE explores imaginative tactics to transcend domestic confinement, reframing our homes as sites of hidden wonder, both rich in spontaneity and ripe with possibility. And yet this focus on domesticity should not be conflated with isolation. These works suggest enchantment isn’t solo work: the artists draw meaning from connections with themselves, others, culture, and the more-than-human.

The artists and curator will take turns “gallery-sitting” for the duration of the exhibition, and warmly invite guests to visit and bring their curiosity, their candour, and stories of home.
Please visit the Hermes Gallery website for more information, location and visiting hours.
This exhibition is collaboratively organized by MSVU Art Gallery and Dalhousie Art Gallery with exhibition space and programming services provided by Hermes Art Gallery Cooperative Limited.

About the Curator

Liuba González de Armas is Halifax’s “Young Curator”, a position made possible by funds from the Canadian Museum Association’s Shirley L. Thomson Award for Young Curators, and in partnership with Dalhousie Art Gallery and Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery.