Tag Archives: Melanie MacDonald

The Lure of the Local

With this iteration of Up Close and In Motion, Assistant Curator Emma German brings a regional focus to the Rodman Hall Collection exhibition, centred around Ernest Harris, Jr.’s commissioned work. I offer some responses and thoughts on this variation of the year long project. Continue reading

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MacDonald’s Menagerie at NAC

Melanie MacDonald’s Florida Noir, in the Dennis Tourbin Gallery at Niagara Artists Centre, is another example of how she’s one of the finest painters in the region. We talked about her influences and I offer some impressions of the works on display. Continue reading

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Part 1. What About Rodman Hall? The Exhibition at NAC

An exhibition at NAC presenting different responses to the statement from Brock University regarding its plans to “divest” itself of Rodman Hall Art Centre. I talk about the pieces, their ideas and aspects of community, and this was the beginning of the long series “What About Rodman Hall?” that is available in its entirety online here. Continue reading

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