En Route Artist Talk Series: John Dickson in Annapolis Royal


John Dickson Artist Talk
ARTsPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS.
November 23 at 3:00pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents an artist talk by Toronto-based artist John Dickson at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal, Saturday November 23 at 3pm. In Collaboration with the Khyber Centre for the Arts and the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, this free artist talk is offered as the fourth installment of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series.

John Dickson is a Toronto-based artist visiting the province to present his solo exhibition From Light to Dark at the Khyber Centre for the Arts. This exhibition offers two live-feed video sculptures, each taking a film as a starting point: Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu. Dickson’s sculpture and installation-based works explore the complex and troubled relationship that exists between the natural and constructed worlds which we inhabit. Using simple physical strategies, Dickson approaches large global issues in a manageable and playful way.

Image: John Dickson, Shadow of the Vampyre, kinetic sculpture and live-feed video installation, Table:  240 x 240 x 65cm, 2010.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges support for the En Route Artist Talk Series from Arts Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

For more information about this artist talk, the En Route Artist Talk Series, or Visual Arts Nova Scotia, contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902-423-4694 / 1-866-225-8267

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