Gary is an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD U) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently the Chair of the Craft Division. Gary also maintains a research-creation practice that focuses on site reactive installation with materiality and community as a common thread connecting the various strands of his practice.
Wear/Where do We Belong? is a multi-year research and creation project which unravels sets of questions and experiences that deal with cultural crossings and identity. It explores ways in which we become part of the local, pushing and blurring the prescriptive borderlines while building connections and restoring roots between self and surroundings.
Phase One of this project took place at the Narva Arts Residency from July-August 2018.
Participation in this residency was made possible by grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia.