Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4
(902) 423-6644
info@secordgallery.com

Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Summer and holiday hours will vary

Rug hooker Laura Kenney and painter Steven Rhude were among 29 Nova Scotian artists whose work was featured in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's recent Terroir exhibition. The intent of the exhibition was to explore regional artistic production through the culture from which it emerges. The diversity and excellence showcased in that exhibition shed yet more light not only on the vast talent that exists among Nova Scotia artists, but also on how the region's culture and history has influenced the work of the artists. We're honoured to be able to host Saving Maud, an exhibition of new works by these two talented Nova Scotian artists. In this exhibition, the artists have created works that give us an entertaining and deeper understanding of the life and legacy of folk art icon Maud Lewis. Regarding Saving Maud, Steven Rhude writes: "After Terroir, Laura Kenney and I continued to discuss rationalization and Nova Scotian culture. As the subject of Maud arose, we thought to unearth another Maud with an exhibition of paintings and rug hookings, and our reasons appeal to the premise that the picture we currently see of Maud through the lens of various provincial or institutional campaigns, is not necessarily the one that fully encompasses the person we have come to know as Maudie, and the contemporary folk culture experience. Through our art, and via the exchange with each other's ideas, drawings, books on Maud, and correspondence, our Maud comes back from the dead, goes to see her own movie, has her portrait done with Everett, and redirects her house back to Marshalltown Road and the community where it originated. To see her legacy through another artistic lens forms the intent, yet with the understanding that in reality, how could we really ever know an artist like Maud?"
  • Saving Maud Saving Maud
  • Flowers for Maud Flowers for Maud
  • Bringing it Back to Marshalltown Bringing it Back to Marshalltown
  • Digby County's Banksy Digby County's Banksy
  • Bringing Maud her Baby Bringing Maud her Baby
  • Maudified Dory Maudified Dory
  • Maud's View Maud's View
  • The Day Maud Died The Day Maud Died
  • Everrett's Underwear Everrett's Underwear
  • Hanging Everett Out to Dry Hanging Everett Out to Dry
  • Maud's Little Known Conceptual Phase Maud's Little Known Conceptual Phase
  • Home is Where Your House Is Home is Where Your House Is
  • Maud.... in line to see Maudie Maud.... in line to see Maudie
  • Marshalltown Road Marshalltown Road
  • Marshalltown Road - Fixing it up for Maud Marshalltown Road - Fixing it up for Maud
  • Birdhouse for Maud Birdhouse for Maud
  • Marshalltown Gothic, Maud & Catherine Marshalltown Gothic, Maud & Catherine
  • Marshalltown Gothic, Poor House Miser Marshalltown Gothic, Poor House Miser
  • The Peddler (Everett Lewis) The Peddler (Everett Lewis)
  • Everett Carved a Buoy and Maud Painted It Everett Carved a Buoy and Maud Painted It
  • Maud Returns From the Dead Maud Returns From the Dead
  • Maud, Everett, and the Space Between Maud, Everett, and the Space Between
  • Midnight Moon Midnight Moon
  • The Day Maud Died The Day Maud Died
  • Maud Returns to Point Prim Maud Returns to Point Prim