Installation view of Less Famous Now | Owens Art Gallery


Less Famous Now

17 April - 26 June

Our annual exhibition of work by graduates of the BFA program at Mount Allison University.

The exhibition features works by Corryn Bamber, Jihye Bang, Shaobing Cai, Sienna Collette, Emily Dejong, Ben Egli, Ayla Ernst, Jeanne Fries, Lily Furlong, Emma Hoch, Krystel Murphy and Alison Willms. Coordinated by Jerry Ropson.

Véronique La Perrière M, Le souffle d’Uranie, 2014

Mary Pratt: This Little Painting

12 March - 22 May

This exhibition tells the story behind the work Red Currant Jelly, 1972 which Mary Pratt affectionately calls "this little painting". Within the context of a selection of key early and more recent paintings, study materials, prints and a short film interview with Pratt produced by Toronto filmmaker Mark Bennett, the exhibition analyses Red Currant Jelly and its relationship to Pratt’s work and technique. Painted in a realist style strongly associated with Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Pratt’s paintings contemplate everyday rituals and the themes they invoke: sacrifice, love and familial duty, and the inevitable and ever-fleeting passage of time.

Co-curated by National Gallery of Canada Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Jonathan Shaughnessy, and The Rooms Curator of Contemporary Art, Mireille Eagan.

Image: Mary Pratt, Red Currant Jelly, 1972, oil on masonite, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC/MBAC


Owens Art Gallery

A Virtual Companion to All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960

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This Virtual Companion accompanies the exhibition All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960. Serving as a legacy for the exhibition, this website provides in-depth features on selected objects, behind-the-scenes documentation of the exhibition installation, video footage of conservation treatments, archival photographs and oral histories from graduates of the Applied Arts program.

The Virtual Companion is made possible through funding from the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation.

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