Allison Hrabluik: The Splits
October 15 - February 19
Allison Hrabluik's visual practice finds its focus in the voices, rhythms and methodologies of storytelling. Her work includes video, sculpture, animation, drawing, performance and text. The Splits, Hrabluik's most recent video work, combines documentary and narrative in a montage of motion and sound. image: video still from The Splits, 2015, digital video, 15:00.
"Living lightly on the earth:" building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76
October 22 - April 30
Built in 1976 by Solsearch Architects and the New Alchemy Institute as "an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity," the Ark bioshelter integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family. This exhibition explores the story of the Ark for PEI, and its architectural vision of life led in collaboration with nature. image: David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund of Solsearch Architects at the southeast corner of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, n.d.
Rachel Beach: Mid-Sentence
December 10 - April 30
The sculptures and two-dimensional works of New York-based Canadian artist Rachel Beach assemble a visual language of play between binaries of illusion and material, sign and image, figural reference and pure design. Her sculptures and paper works are both abstract and openly anthropomorphic, operating in the space between arbitrary substitutions of a linguistic order; iconic, often bodily identifications; and the limitations of her chosen materials. image: Perch, (detail), 2013