Past Exhibitions

Scarlet Tanagers 2 by Susan Wood

Earth Skins: Three Decades of Drawing by Susan Wood

13 January to 26 February

A retrospective exhibition which documents the production of Halifax artist Susan Wood, whose practice is devoted primarily to drawing. Her work of the past decade embodies the idea of finitude, reflecting on mortality and loss. A range of graphic techniques, often on textured handmade papers, begins within the frameworks of geography, museology and botanical illustration and broadens into an appreciation of the drawings as metaphors of entropy and death. This exhibition includes the dramatic series Devil’s Purse (1985) and Dress (1989-91), which were inspired by various stages of women’s corporeal experiences. The exhibition has been organized by the Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, guest curated by Susan Gibson Garvey.

Scarlet Tanagers 2. 1997, watercolour, ink, collage on paper. Collection of the Owens Art Gallery. Purchased with funds from the Canada Council Acquisition Assistance Program and the Friends of the Owens Art Gallery.

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