Court Rooms – Duncan Ferguson

Corridor Gallery
Giving members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work.

Duncan Ferguson, 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, New York City Subway, mixed media, 2012

Duncan Ferguson, 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, New York City Subway, mixed media, 2012

Court Rooms
Duncan Ferguson
March 5 – 27, 2013

Emerging artist Duncan Ferguson presents a series of drawings illustrating high and low profile court room proceedings held in Halifax and New York City. The exhibit is on view in the corridor gallery from March 5 – 27. Describing the work, Ferguson explains:

Court Rooms is a survey of drawings rendered while sitting in on a myriad of trials in Halifax and New York City from 2011-2013. They cover high and low profile cases from petty violence, larceny, military espionage, marital homicide, gang violence, subway attacks, etc. Given that some of these illustrations are geared for media consumption and others are the product of my practice, there is a distinct difference in the focus and handling of time, space and content. In their bias none are any more accurate than the others, and instead hinge on the paradoxical relationship between the traditions of courtroom illustration and the concept of accurate documentation.

Duncan Ferguson is a interdisciplinary artist born in London Ontario, and received his BFA from NSCAD University in ’12. He often makes large volumes of paintings  or sculpts highly produced objects that deal with questions of reality and evoke a dark humor in regard to contemporary life. He currently lives in the North End of Halifax.

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office at the Halifax Seaport, since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

For further information regarding the Corridor Gallery or this exhibition, please contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
902.423.4694  1.866.225.8267  f: 902.422.0881
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

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