The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown is once again welcoming patrons with six exhibitions to explore, including new work from Sandi Hartling.
Several exhibitions have been extended into this summer. These include two shows drawn from the permanent collection, Spheres, Skulls, and Other Icons of the Interior and Setting the Table: Still-Life and its After Effects, as well as the touring exhibition, Victor Cicanksy: The Gardener’s Universe—a career retrospective featuring selections from the Regina artist’s body of work. The exhibition includes surrealist pieces, early experimental Funk sculptures, and bronze bonsai trees. Cicansky’s art work reflects his knowledge of his Romanian-Canadian roots, his early exposure to gardening, and a more contemporary interest in sustainability.
Recently installed in the Gallery’s glass entranceway is a series of glowing LED works from Sandi Hartling. Entitled anything at all, the directness and immediacy of the bright and colourful signs contrasts with the ambiguity of their text-based messages, in what the artist describes as an ongoing “inquiry regarding sense perception and its role in knowledge acquisition.”
There is a limit of 15 people allowed in the Gallery at a time. Open Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am–5 pm all summer. Admission is by donation.