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‘Local Dialects’ exhibit now open at Hardware Gallery in Kentville

The Hardware Gallery in Kentville is now running a new exhibit called ‘Local Dialects’ featuring pieces by oil painters Bryson Chisholm and John Bladek. The exhibit will run until Nov. 28.
The Hardware Gallery in Kentville is now running a new exhibit called ‘Local Dialects’ featuring pieces by oil painters Bryson Chisholm and John Bladek. The exhibit will run until Nov. 28. - Sara Ericsson

KENTVILLE – A new art exhibit exploring industrial landscapes and geometric shapes has hit the walls of Hardware Gallery in Kentville.

‘Local Dialects’ is an exhibit featuring the work of two oil-painting artists – Bryson Chisholm and John Bladek – that come from two different backgrounds.

Chilsholm is a grad from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has drawn inspiration from his research into derelict structures and the destruction in Halifax following the Halifax Explosion.  

Bladek found his craft later in life after earning university degrees in geology and geography, and working in the oil and gas industry.

The art of both artists has found common ground in its interpretation of these broken down, industrial landscapes, according to gallery director Sasha Nelson.

“Both are depicting a kind of colloquial language particular to a specific ‘demographic’, though those demographics are hugely ambiguous... like Bryson's unkept, industrial debris-type ‘dwellings’ or John's geometrically humanized depictions of natural settings that are geographically particular,” he said in a release.

“Shown together this provides a challenging and interesting dynamic for the viewer.”

The exhibit will run until Nov. 28. For more information, contact Nelson at 902.692.1294 or info@hardwaregallery.ca.

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