Looking Back at 2016

It was a busy year! Below are a few more highlights of events and exhibitions that went unmentioned here earlier in the year.

1) Place Holder III. Solo exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. Oct 11th-22nd.

Thank you again to the Anna for inviting me to debut the third installment of the Place Holder series this fall! Place Holder IV--the final installment of this series--will be completed in 2017. 


2) The World Around. Single channel animation. RE:Member @ Centre for Art Tapes. August 25th, Halifax Central Library.

RE:Member featured new works by CFAT members that centered on the idea of community, membership, and participation on multiple levels. 


3) Place Holder I-IIINocturne Art at Night. October 15th.

For this year's Nocturne Art at Night in Halifax, I used the windows of Gallery 3 at the Anna Leonowens Gallery to present Place Holder I-III together for the first time.


4) And When Alone, RepeatAnimation With Love festival, Carbon Arc Cinema, December 2-4, 2016.

The final exhibition of 2016 for me was this lovely local festival that has grown from a one night showcase of new local work to a three-evening festival including animated feature films and panel discussions on independent animation, the local industry, and what it means to be experimental.

Above: Panel on Local Animation in Halifax. Below: Panel on Independent Animation. Carbon Arc photos.

Despite the challenges 2016 presented me (and so many of my peers), I was grateful for the opportunities. I look forward to 2017 and the completion of my largest project to date, The Evolution of Max, as well as my final installment of the Place Holder series. Here's to a great 2017!