The Acadia University Art Gallery is very pleased to present Temple of the Mind, a solo exhibition by Lunenburg-based artist, Steven Rhude.
Much of Rhude's work explores questions of realism/modernism in the canon of art around the central theme of the social and cultural ethos of coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. For Temple of the Mind, Rhude juxtaposes symbols of the region within the modernist construction art and the museum. As Rhude notes, "This exhibition features paintings which impose regional artifacts upon the urban temple, the modernist legacy upon the ordinary coastal shed, and rural objects of our maritime collective fishing history. As an imagist, these works are my attempt to respond to subjects both contemplative and at times suggestive of symbolic grandeur."
The exhibition will be view on from May 22 until July 11.
Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on May 22 at 2 p.m..
Established in 1978, the Acadia University Art Gallery presents a year-round exhibition program of historical and contemporary art.
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Acadia University Art Gallery