The Charming PEI – Margareta Boivin

Halifax-based painter Margareta Boivin exhibits a series of acrylic paintings examining Prince Edward Island from her perspective as a sailor in the Royal Canadian NavyThe Charming PEI is on view in the corridor gallery July 6 – 27, 2015.

Margareta Boivin, "The Charming PEI (Based on the nonexistent remains of the Old Elephant Rock)", acrylic and red sandstone, 2015

Margareta Boivin, “The Charming PEI (Based on the nonexistent remains of the Old Elephant Rock)”, acrylic and red sandstone, 2015

Discussing her latest series of works focused on her experiences of a variety of landscapes in Canada, Boivin describes her practice:

From traveling with the navy, I acquired a way of depicting places as if they were viewed from the water. “The Charming PEI” collection depicts my impression and discovery of PEI based on one of my sails with the Royal Canadian Navy.   The paintings include a physical aspect of PEI as I collected the red sandstone that defines the province and incorporated it into these paintings. With each journey my image of Canada changes. “The Charming PEI” is my latest addition to the image that I have of Canada and I intend to show my experiences as I get to know Canada through my travels.

Margareta Boivin is a Canadian artist – painter. She obtained her Honours degree in Visual Arts, Art History, and Visual Culture with a Minor in Philosophy from the University of Windsor in Ontario. Margareta was born in Lublin, Poland. In 1988, her parents fled the communist Poland to Austria, and two years later her family was sponsored to Windsor, Ontario, and Canada became their home. Margareta is mostly known for her oil paintings that echo her travels and experiences with the Royal Canadian Navy, glorify Canadian diversity, and deal with the effects of technological innovation on the lifestyles of people.

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, 9:30am-5pm.

For further information regarding the exhibition 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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