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Halifax Magazine: Fresh at Studio 21

Published Aug 21 2019 by Ray Cronin

Until August 31 In what is becoming a summertime ritual, Studio 21 is exhibiting works by young artists new to the venerable gallery’s programming. As director Deborah Carver told me, she’s always trying to expand her clientele, as well as give her existing clients something new and, well, fresh, to consider. Highlight exhibitions allow her…

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Flight Network: 13 Cultural Hotspots You Must See In Halifax

Published Jul 26 2019 by Keith Perrotta

In a city surrounded by ocean and forest, beauty is hard to miss in Halifax. These natural elements have been inspiring people for millennia so it’s no wonder that Halifax has such a rich artistic and cultural vibe too. This eventually became the inspiration for this article so others could enjoy some of the cultural gems in…

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KINDLING AND MIRRORS RECEIVES HONOURABLE MENTION AT FIGURATIVAS 2019!

Published Jul 26 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Richard Thomas Davis’, Kindling and Mirrors has received an Honourable Mention at this year’s Figurativas competition in Barcelona Spain.  Figurativas is the preeminent competition for representational painting, attracting artists from around the world.  The painting will be exhibited at MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona in the Fall. Two other major…

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Halifax Magazine, Approaching the Landscape

Published Jun 21 2019 by Ray Cronin

New works by Jack Bishop and Susan Hubley “The skin around every city looks the same. Miles of flat neon spelling well-known names.” That line from Bruce Cockburn’s song, “Silver Wheels,” is as true now as it was in 1976. We have all had the experience of driving into some North American city down a…

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Jack Bishop doesn't go to the woods to inspire his landscape paintings — he's behind a strip mall Social Sharing

Published Jun 14 2019 by CBC Arts, Matthew Brown

Shopping carts, strip malls, side roads and parking lots make up the Halifax painter’s ‘brandscapes’ Halifax-based visual artist Jack Bishop paints Canadian landscapes…but probably not in the way you’d imagine. Gone are the shimmering lakes, unspoilt forest, winding rivers and roaming wildlife. In their place: gas stations, fast food chains, strip malls and parking lots teeming with cars. These are the…

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Halifax Magazine: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing? What's in a Name?

Published May 16 2019 by Ray Cronin

Exhibitions by Alex Livingston, Sydney Blum, and Curtis Botham. I was standing in an art gallery recently talking about what makes an artwork a painting or not. The answer seems obvious: if a painter paints, it’s a painting. But hold on. That conversation took place with Deborah Carver of Studio 21, and it was sparked…

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Halifax Magazine: Where Did the Time Go? and The Precious Book: New Exhibitions at the Galleries

Published Nov 14 2018 by Ray Cronin

The Secord Gallery is on the second floor of a storefront on Quinpool Road. When you climb the stairs, you enter directly into the gallery space, which is broken up into several connected rooms where the works of their numerous artists are on view. Where Did the Time Go? features forty-seven of the gallery’s artists,…

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Visual arts review: David Urban, The Precious Book

Published Nov 13 2018 by Mollie Cronin

Rich, layered colours reveal a combination of music, landscape and still lives. To November 14 Studio 21, 5431 Doyle Street The colours in David Urban’s paintings are satisfyingly combative. Backgrounds of goldenrod and deep lavender house strange shapes in apricot orange, cornflower blue and turquoise—contrasting tones that Urban corrals into pleasing scenes. These backgrounds, while…

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Fall Arts: Selections from Five Decades at Studio 21

Published Oct 4 2018 by Mollie Cronin, The Coast (Halifax)

Father and son artists James G. and Turner G. Davis help christen the gallery’s new home. James G. Davis and Turner G. Davis Selections from Five Decades To October 10 Studio 21, 5431 Doyle Street Studio 21 christened its new location at 5431 Doyle Street last Friday with the opening of Selections from Five Decades,…

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Halifax Magazine: The Artists of Summer

Published Aug 17 2018 by Ray Cronin

Halifax’s small commercial galleries showcase a huge variety of local art I spent a recent afternoon popping in to several galleries in Halifax, looking at the various group shows on view. In just over two hours I looked at works by over one hundred artists, mostly local, reflecting numerous genres and approaches to art. With…

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Boston Voyager: Art & Life with Sydney Blum

Published Aug 14 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sydney Blum. Sydney, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far. I grew up in a rural college town in central New York State. I drove my parents crazy with wanting to make things but not having the right materials…

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Canadian Art Review: Robert Murray

Published Aug 9 2018 by Ray Cronin

Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, July 7–August 31, 2018 Robert Murray, Tlingit, 2016. Painted-steel maquette, 26.6 x 21.5 x 39.3 cm. Photo: Grace Laemmler. by Ray Cronin Bruce Cockburn sang that the skin around every city looks the same. One could say the same about any large city centre, with their deep concrete and glass canyons. For…

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