Tag Archives: Rodman Hall

Writers’ Blocks: Sheldon Rooney’s visual library

Niagara based artist Sheldon Rooney’s work in Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall is a visual library executed in woodcuts. I offer a more literary response than usual, to this citation of significant authors. Continue reading

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Goodbye Rubberhead / Geography, Memory and Canadiana at Rodman Hall

In this version of Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall, Assistant Curator Emma German shares a work by a Canadian Art icon – John Boyle – of another Canadian Icon, Stompin’ Tom Connors. I offer some ideas of history and Canadiana, and how we came to be where we are now. Continue reading

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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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Contemplation and Consideration: Up Close & In Motion at RHAC

Former Assistant Curator Emma German and I sit down and talk about the current iteration of Up Close and In Motion, Slow Art Day and the past – and future – versions of the show as the year long exploration of Rodman Hall’s collection takes on a new form.
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More than surface: Just Resting Your Eyes at Rodman Hall

The first of a two part exhibition of the BFA graduates from the MIWSFPA at Brock University. I visited it repeatedly with several fellow artists / writers and those conversations became this response. Continue reading

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