Alvin Comiter, Old Merchants' Bank of Canada, Granville Street, Halifax, 1988. Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Elspeth Pratt, Scar, 1995. Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.Jane Buyers, Interior Architecture 2, 1988. Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Making Space

Saturday, 27 February 2021 to Sunday, 26 September 2021

Artists: Vikky Alexander, Edward Burtynsky, Jane Buyers, Patrick Caulfield, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Allyson Clay, Alvin Comiter, John Devlin, Dan Graham, Mitch Mitchell, Elspeth Pratt, Margaret Priest, Lyla Rye, Renée Van Halm, Charley Young, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, and Carl Zimmerman.

The worlds of art and architecture intersect in Making Space. Featuring a multidisciplinary mix of practices, this permanent collection exhibition looks to the broader attributes of the built environment as a thematic point of departure. The selection of photographs, sculptures, and works on paper navigates the physical and philosophical constructs of the spaces and structures within which we live and work to reveal a wide range of present-day concerns.

In reflecting upon architecture and its ability to generate and communicate meaning, the artists in Making Space not only document our ever-evolving surroundings but also pose important questions that underlie contemporary life and culture.

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