Near Earth Objects – Anne Macmillan

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

Boxes for Rocks, cardboard, glue, stones, dimensions variable, 2012

Boxes for Rocks, cardboard, glue, stones, dimensions variable, 2012

Near Earth Objects
Anne Macmillan
January 9 – 28, 2013

Emerging Nova Scotian artist and former VANS Mentorship Program participant Anne Macmillan exhibits a series of sculptural works inspired by scientific observation from January 9 – 28, 2013.  Describing her practice and the works presented in the exhibition, Macmillan explains:

My artwork is informed by theoretical research of epistemology in relation to scientific “truth”. I am fascinated by historical moments of when subjective qualities have interfered with objective observation, redirecting the pursuit of truth, because this goes on in my studio every day.

I am interested in analyzing my environment using scientific methods of inquiry, looking at the results of technologies that bring hidden environments to our senses in the form of raw data. There is plenty of inspiration where nature is distanced from us by space, scale, or time, causing a delay in our perception. I build authenticity into my work by structuring projects around empirical data or by following a set of rules in the process. I am interested in the tension between fact and fiction embodied within the work.

Anne Macmillan has lived in Halifax since earning a BFA in Intermedia from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2009. She grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with motorbikes, dairy farms and apple orchards. Anne has received production grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and from Nova Scotia Community Culture and Heritage. She has exhibited widely in the Atlantic region since 2007. Her large pencil-on-plywood drawing Heather’s Coast appeared in the national group drawing exhibition Somewhere Along the Line, MSVU Art Gallery, 2009, and was acquired for the Mount Saint Vincent University permanent collection.

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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