Hole – Mary MacIntosh

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

Mary MacIntosh, Gloryhole #3, Cotton and polyester thread on linen 12”x8”

Mary MacIntosh, Gloryhole #3, Cotton and polyester thread on linen 12”x8”

Mary MacIntosh
May 3 – 24, 2013

Emerging Cape Breton textile artist Mary MacIntosh exhibits a series of embroidered quips in the corridor gallery from May 3 – 24. MacIntosh describes her motivation and process:

The works in this exhibition all began as fleeting jokes and puns that involved the word “hole”. The embroidered eyelet hole has been a common thread (excuse the pun) throughout much of my work in the past year, and I find there is an interesting tension between the immediacy of the unfunny puns I create and the meticulous and methodical techniques I employ to create them.

Mary MacIntosh graduated from NSCAD University in 2012 and recently completed an artist residency in her hometown of Sydney at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design through NSCAD’s Community Studio Residency Program. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions across Nova Scotia at galleries such as the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, and more. She has also had solo exhibitions of her work at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Her work is primarily embroidered.

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

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