March 12 - May 18, 2010
opening reception: March 12, 7 p.m.
artist's talk: March 13, 2 p.m.
The Acadia University Art Gallery is very pleased to present Atlas, a solo exhibition by David R. Harper. For the exhibition Atlas, Harper juxtaposes the trailer home against historic illustrations from medieval chronicles to explore the significant relationship between person and place. Harper questions the role of the modern day mobile home in its ability to allow the person to relocate, and reinvent their lives. Through the installation of textile and embroidery Harper hopes to explore, "one of the most fundamental questions of the human condition, how do you know that where you are is where you are meant to be." Harper's starting point for this exhibition came from city walls, geometric models, the Libre Chronicarum, and a 1951 model trailer home named "the Space Queen."
David R. Harper obtained a BFA at NSCAD and is currently pursuing his MFA at the Art Institute in Chicago. In 2008, he received the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mayors Award, and was artist in residence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Atlas is a new body of work that is being exhibited publicly for the first time at the Acadia University Art Gallery with support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage. Acadia University Art Gallery is pleased to work in partnership with the Culture Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.
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Acadia University Art Gallery