June 4 - July 6, 2003
Sara Hartland-Rowe is well known for her pictorial investigations of the human condition in broad allegorical narrative paintings and drawings, and her experimentations with alternative forms to the rectilinear canvas such as large scale site-specific wall paintings, multipanel installations, and 'sewn' drawings. Her art summons the ghosts of history to structure and bolster our artistic experience, by telling stories, sometimes well known, sometimes not, accessible through the here and now.
"In The Prince I have experimented with three different ways of telling the same story. The source of the narrative was a dramatic newspaper account of the recent murder/suicide of a royal family; what piqued my interest was the Shakespearean quality of the story. The bald facts of regicide and patricide seemed fissured with the messy, human matter of envy, longing, anxiety, magic and love. I wanted to mine these fissures in order to see what might be said."
Sara Hartland-Rowe is a Halifax based painter, currently teaching at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. This exhibition will comprise a site specific installation covering the walls of the Durham gallery. Sara at Gallery
From May 29 the gallery will be open for view of her progression. During the opening on June 7, she will talk about the aspects of The Prince and its context.