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Meeting Places


20 September 2013 - 4 November 2013


20 September 2013
4 November 2013

Curated by

Gemey Kelly

Meeting Places

About this exhibition

Meeting Places brings together artists whose work offers definitions of place and inquires into the way place-based communities form, are transformed, migrate, become dispossessed, and occupy territory.

The exhibition features Eryn Foster, whose practice is based in relational aesthetics, through community actions such as the building of a community oven and the planning of community walks. Eryn will collaborate with Winnipeg artist Ray Fenwick. Also included are Anishnabe (Ojibwa) artist Frank Shebageget and New York/Nova Scotia-based artist Tom Sherman who, in their different ways, merge community and identity; and Toronto artist Alison Creba, the founder and facilitator of CITY MAIL, whose work acts as a catalyst for further explorations of the physical and personal topographies that characterize an area, and Mitchell Wiebe, artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker in Debert, Nova Scotia, one of several bunkers built during the Cold War. Mitchell will collaborate with Halifax artist Aaron Weldon.

This exhibition was planned in conjunction with an international conference on place and space organized by Mount Allison University in Sackville and St. Mary’s University in Halifax.

Image Gallery


Afterword by Gemey Kelly

Design by Robert Tombs
Published by Owens Art Gallery