Marilyn McAvoy : Silent Room

Garvey, Susan Gibson; O'Brien, Mern. Marilyn McAvoy : Silent Room. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1996.

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Abstract (English)

"In her recent works, Halifax artist Marilyn McAvoy employs recycled fragments of flats from film sets as supports for sensuous still life and flower paintings. Combining these paintings, in varying scales and degrees of finish, with other salvaged elements (faux marbled panels, wallpaper, brown crackled wainscotting) McAvoy creates assemblages that, while pleasing in their formal design, raise teasing questions about perception and visual representation. The "silent room" of the title refers to the scenic flats: once parts of rooms constructed for cinematic action -- illusory places where drama happened and where "fabrication", in many senses, took place -- they now serve to support a different kind of illusion, in the quiet space of the gallery. Curated by Susan Gibson Garvey, the exhibition has received funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture." -- Publisher's web.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Brochures, booklets, leaflets, pamphlets
All Contributors: Garvey, Susan Gibson (Author); O'Brien, Mern (Author)
Dossier: 410 - MCAVOY, MARILYN
Collation: [6] p. (accordion fold) : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0770306497
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery
Artists: Mcavoy, Marilyn
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Nova Scotia > Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax)
Event Title: Marilyn McAvoy : Silent Room
Type: Exhibition
Location: Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax, NS)
Dates: 17 Jan. - 25 Feb. 1996
Copyright Statement: Dalhousie Art Gallery; Text Susan Gibson Garvey

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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2019 15:39
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