TBT: Truth in Repetition

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Chris Reid, Oozing Ground (detail), 2013, chalk pastel on Stonehenge paper, 39.5” x 50”

It’s #ThrowbackThrusday so we found an image from one of our past exhibitions curtesy of @cooperlynn. This image was one of Chris Reid’s many ink drawings. To see more of her work visit her blog here.

Chris Reid, Truth in Repetition #cbu #chrisreid #truthinrepetition

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Chris Reid’s Playlist


Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

Last week we heard Peter Dykhuis’s playlist “Darkness to Light”. This week we are featuring a playlist curated by a Manatoban celebrity. Chris Reid is the artist of one of our past exhibitions Truth in Repetition. She was also the feature in our first Your Life in 8 Pics column back in September. I interviewed Chris on our radio show Art Waves back in September as well and we spoke about her art, life, and career in the art world. For a full biography of Chris or to see some of his artwork, click here.

The following list is not in any particular order and I could try to be more specific. If you want longevity — which I’ve listened to for a long time and who I never get tired of…. It would have to be Screamin J. Hawkins.

I need to have something in the background that puts me in the right mood… I will never play Frank Sinatra in the studio, it just puts me in the wrong state of mind.

                                    Chris Reid

(2014)

Click below to listen.

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To submit your own playlist, email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com.

Peter Dykhuis’ “Darkness to Light”


Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

Last week we heard the greatest hits of Monet’s time. This week we are featuring a playlist curated by a Nova Scotian celebrity. Peter Dykhuis is the Director/Curator of Dalhousie Art Gallery at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He was also the Co-Curator of our previous exhibition Capture 2014. I interviewed Peter on our radio show Art Waves back in December and we spoke about his art, life, and career in the art world. For a full biography of Peter you can or to see some of his artwork, click here.

The ‘curatorial’ selection is relatively simple but relevant to ‘realism’ from my point of view: a progression from ‘dark’ subjects/content to ‘lighter’ ones. It spans a few decades of my musical spectrum and, if anything, it would all be categorized in​ the genre of ‘alt-rock’.

Hope it is of interest, some of the bands are pretty obscure, but I like it that way.

                                    Peter Dykhuis

(2014)

Click below to listen.

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To submit your own playlist, email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com.

Artist Appreciation: Richard Thomas Davis

If you loved the Capture2014 Exhibition, be sure to check out this post on OCanada Blog to find out more about one of the featured artists. Artist Appreciation: Richard Thomas Davis.

Capture 2014 Catalog Draw Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of these amazing catalogs! Leslie Donovan and Savannah Anderson, came to see the exhibit and now have the pleasure of taking home a free copy of the Capture 2014 Exhibition Catalog. If you want one as well, just stop by the gallery. They are only ten (10) dollars each and are definitely worth it. The catalog includes images of every artwork, paired with commentary from both the artists as well as the curators and short biographies about each artist.

The Capture 2014 exhibition is now closed, but be sure to come out to our ProletariART exhibition opening ceremony January 30th from 6-8PM.

Congratulations again to our winners! 🙂

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Capture 2014: Event

cropped-art_gallery_capture-web-poster1.jpgSince Capture 2014 will soon be leaving the CBU Art Gallery, the CBU Art Gallery Society has decided to sponsor a draw for two prizes. That’s right, prizes! If you haven’t seen this exhibition or you want to see it again this is the time to do it. Next week is the last week for this exhibition and every time you come in to see it, you can enter your name to win a free exhibition catalogue. This booklet features images of all the stunning pieces in this exhibition as well as curator’s notes and essays on the works.

These catalogues are usually 10$ but if you visit the CBUAG before this exhibition ends you have the chance of winning one of two catalogues!

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Capture 2014 Ending Soon!

Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

Curated by Tom Smart & Peter Dykhuis

November 15, 2014- January 16, 2015

 

If you want to catch this exciting exhibition be sure to come in soon because this exhibit is soon going to be packed up to make room for ProletariART 2015. You don’t want to miss Capture 2014 so be sure to come in to the CBU Art Gallery soon!

 

Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

Be sure to come to the gallery tomorrow from 6-8PM for the opening reception where you will hear from the curator about the exhibition while enjoying free food and drink!

Chris Reid’s Life

your life in 8 pics banner_edited-1YOUR LIFE IN 8 PICTURES is a bi-monthly roundup showcasing local creatives.  This is a place for people to share their story and work, in a unique way. They provide us with 8 pictures that sum up their life now as well as answer a few rarely asked questions for a less than standard bio. This months artist is Chris Reid.

Chris Reid is a Manitoba artist who lives in the downtown core of Brandon, Manitoba. She works full time for the regional health authority as the housing resource worker at 7th St. Health Access Centre. “It is about 6 blocks from my house. I also teach community classes at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. It is about 5 blocks from my house so I pass it on my way to work.”Other than art making, at work, Chris is trying to get a cold weather shelter going again this year. If you are looking for Chris’ work, you can find it on line at www.chrisreidart.wordpress.com, in Brandon at her husband, Tony Reid’s store – The R-Studio and by asking at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Chris currently has “different role models for different aspects of life – so there are a lot.  Artistically I like people who have been satisfied with making work and who do not seeming to need much outside affirmation or who work on the fringes. Employment wise I have had some co-workers that I think are pretty wonderful.”What really keeps her going in this career is the necessity of it. If she had to do it all over again though, she would have got a certificate in a trade or something that would bring in a stable income before devoting herself to the arts.

The one piece of advice that Chris Reid wishes someone would have told her growing up is to “Work at making things happen. Don’t be afraid to take chances.”

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1. Milo in my studio. He is an old cat so he is easily manipulated for photographs.

2. Me in my studio.  The walls are blue because we haven’t painted them since we moved in.

3. My office at 7th St. Health Access Centre. I share this space with a quilt maker so I can only do so much to personalize it. Most of the stuff is mine simply because I am there more.

4. Jennifer Woodbury, Director; Natalia Lebedinskaia, Curator; and Kevin Conlin, Facility Manager at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba – They have been very supportive of my work and their work keeps visual arts alive in Brandon.

5. My husband, Tony, in  his store, the R-Studio. Mid-century teak, records and other funky stuff.

6. The abandoned gas station across the street from the R-Studio. The gas pump in the centre  of the image had the only really street art in Brandon pasted to it – one of those posters with the Andre the Giant image. Unfortunately its getting really faded.

7. The living room as seen from my studio. Sometimes Tony plays records in the living room while I work in the studio.

8. The back yard. I don’t know what to say about other than its nice when there aren’t too many mosquitoes.

Pysanky Workshop

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 2.37.28 PM copy This weeks Bonus DIY was a Pysanky Workshop. Workshop participants used their own designs to decorate eggs using traditional Ukrainian techniques with a contemporary twist. Chris Reid’s Pysanky Eggs (pictured above) are also featured in “Truth in Repetition”.

We had an absolutely amazing turn out this past Wednesday at our workshop! So many people came out to learn how to make these Pysanky. So many beautiful eggs came out of this.

Here are just a few images from the event:

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