In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, artist Ada Denil shows her series, entitled The Pantry. This collection of painted works, drawings, and some small three-dimensional pieces depicts twisted and contorted figures that appear to be bound by the constraints of jars. The Pantry is on view in the Corridor Gallery July 4 – 30.
Of the work, Denil states:
The Pantry is a reflection on feelings of restriction. The character appears powerless. Silenced by transparent walls, immobilized and cramped. He/She is seen but not heard, the viewers are free to speculate and observe them fully. None of it is real though: The jar is an illusion.
Ada Denil works in a wide variety of media. She has shown work locally at Argyle Fine Art and the Company House and has competed in the Halifax Art Battle. She was a guest artist and facilitator at the Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival, and has also worked with several youth programs facilitating programs in clay animation, video game design, basic arts and crafts and more. She grew up on the south shore of Nova Scotia in LaHave, and now lives in Halifax.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 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.
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