May 2, 2018
Three Renowned Artists Will Exhibit in Our Gallery in the Summer of 2018
Our first group show, “Stitch, Paint, Sculpt: 3 Artists, 3 Media”, opens May 20 and runs until July 20
LUNENBURG , NOVA SCOTIA -- The Laurie Swim Gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Hangama Amiri, painter, and Chippie Kennedy, sculptor, into our space with the show Stitch, Paint, Sculpt: Three Artists, Three Media. With these three fine artists, the gallery will craft itself into a place of vibrant and diverse creativity, enhancing Lunenburg’s already dynamic artistic community. On May 20, 2018, we invite locals and visitors from near and far to come and enjoy works that enlighten the curious, inspire the imagination, and lift the spirit.
Laurie Swim’s textile art masterfully explores the concepts of home, community, and story. Most recently, she completed the monumental work, The Hope and Survival Memorial Quilt, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion in a community-based textile project comprised of many textural elements. The project has been purchased and will be donated to the province of Nova Scotia in 2027. About Hangama and Chippie coming aboard, Laurie says, “Thirteen years after opening, sharing our gallery space in this way is refreshing and exciting.”
Hangama Amiri’s vivid paintings explore “childhood memory, cross-cultural dialogue, and Afghan feminism.” She has been a featured artist at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and received the Portia White Protégé Award in 2013. Her enchanting yet bold and incisive paintings transport the viewer. Hangama will be attending Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT this fall to complete her MFA in Painting and Printmaking. Hangama is looking forward to this compelling collaboration and says, “Larry mounted my first professional solo show in 2010. Coming back is like coming home.”
Chippie Kennedy ’s evocative sculptures are “driven by her fascination with the presentation of the human form.” She is a recipient of the 2017 Canadian Portrait Society’s Best Portrait Award. Her realist works blend warm sensuousness with unromanticized truth, arousing a sense of fascination in the viewer. About her work lending balance to the trio of styles, Chippie says, “I’m truly looking forward to seeing our contrasting artwork come together in one space.”
We invite the public to attend our opening reception on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2-5 PM. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. The gallery itself will open for business on May 11, 2018.
About Laurie Swim Gallery: Laurie Swim Gallery is a fine art gallery established in 2005 in Lunenburg, NS. Laurie specializes in quilt and textile art and received the prestigious Portia White Prize in 2013. She has produced numerous works of community-based art and her personal art focuses on life in her community. She has also published 3 books on the art of quilting and a children’s story of historical fiction titled, Hope and Survival: A Story of the Halifax Explosion.
For further information, interviews, and publication-quality photographs, please contact Larry Goldstein, gallery director, at 902-553-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STITCH | LAURIE SWIM
WHERE ANGELS PLAY, 2007
MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD, 2012
A NEW DAY, 2013
PAINT | HANGAMA AMIRI
THE BLUE MIST, 2017
THE FALL ARCHES, 2017
LAKE AGNES, 2017
SCULPT | CHIPPIE KENNEDY
AVEDON (maquette), 2013
SOLO (maquette), 2013
3 ARTISTS, 3 MEDIA VIDEO