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Main & Station is pleased to announce

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS

These awards are open to all artists.

The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:

  •               The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  •                L’Usine de Papier Award
  •               The Main & Station Award
  •               The Griffintown Award
  •               The Wellington Church Award

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Christmas Shopping at Main & Station

Main & Station will be open off and on throughout the month of December… if you see the open sign out front, come on in!

On Saturday, December 14th a number of vendors will be here and we will be open from 11am -4pm.

Come on by to do a little shopping and join us for tea, coffee and cookies.

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 If you are a vendor and would like to participate, please email us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com

 

Desperately Seeking Sculpture

SCULPTURE WANTED

 

Eligibility:  Open to all

Guidelines for Art

Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display. It should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance.

How To Submit

Send submission and/or CD/DVD to:

Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to fun@hmsnonesuch.com

An electronic submission or a   CD/DVD  should be labeled with the name of the artist. It should have at least 3 images of the sculpture. Each image must be a PC-compatible JPEG file at 300 dpi, as close to but not larger in either dimension than 750 pixels.  Each JPEG  file must be named in the following format – “last name_title_view #.jpg” – where the artist’s last name is followed by underscore, title of artwork, underscore, view number (1, 2 or 3), file extension.(jpg)   Please do not present your work as a montage of images (ie., in a PowerPoint file); each image must be a separate JPEG.

Self-addressed stamped envelope of proper size and sufficient postage should be enclosed if the artist wants the return of submitted materials

Artist is responsible for transport, anchoring system,  installation of the sculpture, and removal after the tour leaving the site in its original condition and will require all the necessary insurance.

We will notify you if your work is accepted.

Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental.

The sculptures will remain on exhibit for at least 1 year.

Each chosen work will receive an honorarium.

An artists reception/ vernissage will be held.

 

For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-717-4823, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at fun@hmsnonesuch.com     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Williams: Entrance (Drain Spotting) & Mushroom Walks & Market

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams & a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis.

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Entrance (Drain Spotting)

Alexis Williams

 Entrance is a series of graphite rubbings of conduit covers reorganized into geometric patterns.  The project evolved from the juxtaposition of gravestone decorations and man hole covers to point out their similarities as markers between above and below and as thresholds between the known and the unknown. The work has been refined into reproductions of manhole, drain and conduit covers remixed into geometric patterns resembling monumental mandalas.  The collection’s title refers to both a place of entry and the induction of a trance. The work is designed to simultaneously act as a doorway through which things are revealed to consciousness and as a dissociative that will calm the unconscious mind. While staying in Parrsboro Alexis will begin creating new rubbings of the manhole and drain covers of Nova Scotia.

Alexis Williams (A.K.A Ember Erebus) is a Canadian artist working mainly in video and print. She has a love for biology and frequently uses natural materials like butterfly wings, mushroom spores, cast-off snake skins and spider web Silk in her artwork. As an amateur mycologist, wild mushrooms often take center stage both as material and subject of her work. Foraging and collecting are fundamental practices that lead her deep into the Canadian wilderness in search for new ideas, shapes and colors. A common theme in her work is the comparison of sampling and remixing cultural material to the collection and representation of natural material. In both cases of appropriation, the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of pre-existing elements are used to compose a new work that comments on the original.   Alexis is fascinated by the natural world and is devoted to sharing her discoveries and creations to inspire others to indulge in their own interests in nature.

During her stay in Parrsboro, Alexis will also be offering Mushroom Walks and participating in Main & Station’s market.

www.AlexisWilliams.net

 

Fiona Annis: Celestial Measures

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis & graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Celestial Measures

Fiona Annis

 

What is it that you contain?
The dead, time, light patterns of millennia, the expanding universe opening in your gut.

Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations are the foundation of this cycle of work that explores the physical and chemical properties of light and time. By focusing on the attributes particular to the photographic medium, Celestial Measures gives a material life to the intangible. In this way, this cycle of work explores an alchemical territory by means of documenting various degrees of the transformation of matter.

 

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice emphasizes the use of scores and time-based media. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited in national and international contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Her most recent cycle of work, The After-Image (Swan Songs), is a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory that was put into motion in the context of an artist residency at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.

www.fionaannis.co.uk

Call for submissions

ART en majuscule

Main & Station will be opening an art gallery as part of the depARTment store we will be operating in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. We are looking for art works for both exhibition and sale.

Fiona Annis, Photographer

Fiona Annis, Photographer

 

We are looking for contemporary Art, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Photography etc. All submissions will be juried. Please contact us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com.