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Current Exhibition

Par Nair, the stories we don’t tell

February 2 – March 16, 2024

the stories we don’t tell is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Par Nair that examines the lived experiences of diaspora through oil painting, hand embroidery and textile installations. The works consider traditional knowledge, cultural histories and familial archives while shedding light on stories and voices of people historically silenced in colonial spaces. The importance of storytelling and acknowledgement of ancestral practices is an integral part of the show. It is a meditation on the double life, confusion and imminent transformations felt in migrant journeys. The exhibition will highlight canonically underrepresented art practices to make space for the stories we don’t tell while asking, how can diasporic bodies find belonging and healing?

To read more about Par and her work, or view a virtual tour and photos of the exhibition, click here!


Upcoming Exhibitions

Daze Jefferies & B.G-Osborne, Transient Maternal

March 29 – May 11, 2024

As white settler trans artist-archivists, Daze Jefferies + B.G-Osborne’s collaborative practice
turns to water as a counter-archive of kinship, loss, and care. Transient Maternal offers
embodiments of grief and love that are emergent in intergenerational encounters and efforts to
communicate with maternal ghosts through water. The loss of a mother at a young age, and the
longing for a trans mother figure, guide their reciprocity, closeness, and with/holding. Using
sculpture, collage, illustration, sound, and video, they aim to create an immersive environment
that explores t4t tenderness, rural inheritance, and the places where continuity and impermanence
touch. Beach washup, textiles, charcoal, field recordings, wax, mermaid’s purses, plastics, burnt
wood, and poetry form an evocative assemblage of memories and relationships held by water.

They gratefully acknowledge the support of ArtsNL.

Nadine Baldow, Alive Matter – Topophilia V

May 24 – July 6, 2024

Nadine Baldow’s practice is informed by the current geological era, known as the Anthropocene where traces of human activity become embedded within planet Earth. Are we still part of nature? Or have humans created a new kind of nature? Perhaps estrangement from nature started with a fence: did the first artificial boundary create a gap between man and nature?

Her residency (taking place at Eastern Edge from March 29 – May 11, 2024) is linked to her upcoming solo exhibition “Alive Matter – Topophilia V” at Eastern Edge. The exhibition will consist of one site-specific, space-filling sculpture that stems from this Landscape Investigation. The materials of this sculpture will be a hybrid of “dead materials” and “alive materials” – all materials will be of local origin.

Eastern Edge Annual Members’ Exhibition

July 19 – August 31, 2024

EE’s Annual Members’ Exhibition is open to our membership and will feature over 40 talented artists across the province.

Z’otz* Collective

September 13 – October 26, 2024

Using collaborative drawings, sculptures and an in-situ ephemeral wall drawing created over five days on a gallery wall, Z’otz* Collective explores the idea of the niche.

“The original meaning of the French word ‘nicher’ is ‘to make a nest’. We are intrigued by the niche as a space to incubate, collect, investigate, and share stories. The Roman Catholic nicho, made of a wood or tin box, housed religious objects and served as small shrines to connect believers to their spirituality. Prehispanic civilizations used niches as architectural elements in their temples.

We will make contemporary niches from white painted cardboard boxes of various sizes and shapes, and staple them to the wall. They will house found objects, small sculptures and natural elements we find on site such as bark, pinecones, and branches. The niches will be strategically placed within mural. In some cases, the marks drawn on the wall will continue over the sides of the niches, to integrate them with the central images.

The edges of each niche serve as boundaries to divide one story from another. At the same time, they work together within the larger installation to become a broader story. They form a community that interconnects, but also leave space for the viewer to invent his or her stories within. In this way, the viewer is part of the collaborative process.”

Spirit Song Exhibition

November 8 – December 14, 2024

Rachelle Wunderink, Your Comfort, My Silence

January 31 – March 15, 2025

Stephane Alexis, Chains & Crowns

March 28 – May  10, 2025

Snack Witch (Joni Cheung)

May 23 – July 5, 2025

Eastern Edge Annual Members’ Exhibition

July 18 – August 30, 2025

EE’s Annual Members’ Exhibition is open to our membership and will feature over 40 talented artists across the province.

Spirit Song Exhibition

October 17 – November 29, 2025

Lucas Morneau, Queer Newfoundland Hockey League (QNHL)

February 6 – March 21, 2026

Queer Newfoundland Hockey League (QNHL) is a fictional hockey league made up of 14 teams, all with team names that include pejoratives used against the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The artist’s reclamation of these terms not only critiques existing hegemonic masculinity in sports culture, it also aims to create a new, positive, and accepting masculinity for sports enthusiasts.

Miya Turnbull 

April 10 – May 23, 2026

Miya Turnbull’s upcoming exhibit will be delving into self-representation through a diverse array of mediums, presented as masks, sculptures, origami, photographs, and video. This self-portrait exploration aims to navigate themes of masking, authenticity, bi-racial identity, as well as the intricate facets of multiplicity and the fragmented self.

At the heart of this exhibition is her collection of over 100 hand-crafted masks. These three-dimensional self-portraits blend sculpture and wearability, offering a realistic yet uncanny and often distorted depiction of herself, each stemming from a plaster cast of her face. These masks are further portrayed within portraiture, video performances and traces of Miya’s body on the gallery walls. The benign gazes and expressions of the self-portraits invite viewers to engage and reflect, fostering a dialogue with the multifaceted ‘self’ represented in various forms.

 


Past Exhibitions

2023

Megan Samms & Kristin Pope: this is how we can visit

Louie Fermor: Pulp

Boil-up: Annual Members’ Exhibition

Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler: Speculative Geologies

Riisa Gundesen: Toilettes

2022

Marcia Huyer: Negotiating +/-

Daniel Barrow, Paige Gratland & Glenn Gear: Three Way Mirror

Potluck: Annual Members’ Exhibition

Late for Life Chapter II – Previously Loved: Xenia Lucie Laffely

Indecisive Valley: Hea R. Kim

Between Here and There (Art as a Tool for Change Project): Ethel Brown, Violet Drake, & Nasim Makaremi Nia 

2021

Under New Management: Video Rental Store: Su-Ying Lee & Suzanne Carte

Members’ Exhibition 2021

100 Mini Houses: A Downtown Exploration: Molly Margaret