No Place, Nowhere

Penny McCann, Marshlands, 2000, Super 8, 16 mm, video, 7:06 min, gift of the artist, Collection of the Owens Art Gallery

No Place, Nowhere

Curated by Jack Symonds, Colville House Curatorial Intern

25 March to 26 June 2022
Online video screening: 7 April 2022 @ 7:00 pm

At the centre of this exhibition lies the question of place and no place. Place does not need to be a location—it can be the feeling of belonging or not belonging. How one person sees a place is determined by their experience, but in a rural place, there are those who are satisfied with their place nowhere and those who have no place anywhere. The works included here present depictions of the everyday that invite us to contemplate these realities, which helps create deeper connections to art and ideas of place.

No Place, Nowhere, was curated in the context of the Owens Art Gallery’s exceptional paid student internship programs, which give Mount Allison University students professional experience in a wide range of museum activities, including curatorial practice, art criticism, and fine art conservation. To learn more about Museum and Curatorial Studies at Mount Allison University, please contact the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts. This exhibition was made possible thanks to the generous support of Mount Allison University alumni Heather and Ian Bourne and the Department of Canadian Heritage (Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage).

Alex Colville, Snowplow, 1967, serigraph on paper, edition of 20, Collection of the Owens Art Gallery, gift of Alex Colville in memory of Rhoda Colville © A.C. Fine Art Inc.

We would like to acknowledge that the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, is located within the traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq. Our relationship and our privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725 to 1752. Because of this treaty relationship, it is to be acknowledged that we are all Treaty People and have a responsibility to respect this territory.

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