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Florilegia & Holding Patterns

May 19 - July 9

- Free

Florilegia by Beth Biggs

Beth Biggs’ work engages with symbols, signs, gender classification and their social and political implications. The installation of her work explores the tension between the intimate nature of jewellery and the public space of the gallery.

In this body of work, Biggs explores the link between the seduction of femininity and the life and death struggle of nature as a metaphor for the metaphysical.

Holding Patterns by Rachel Ryan

Working in textiles, Rachel Ryan paints fabrics and stitches together a variety of techniques, blurring the boundaries between painting, drawing and quilting.

Meticulous in the technical details, Ryan’s work is also conceptually focused, considering the coexistence of the transient military population and the farm culture of Annapolis River. Using donated, inherited and up-cycled materials, Ryan engages in a process of de-construction and re-construction.

May 19 – July 9

Opening reception: May 18, 6:00 p.m.


Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design’s Mary E. Black Gallery
Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 Canada
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(902) 492-2522