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Sherman’s art videos featured at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Tom Sherman, professor of art video in VPA’s School of Art and Design’s Department of Transmedia, has his videos “Merger” and “Wamboldt’s Pines” in “The Last Frontier,” an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, Nova Scotia through April 26. Sherman will give the keynote address and nine of his video works will be featured in “Feed-Back: Video by Artists,” a comprehensive exhibition and screening series at the University of Richmond through March 18.
Soon after completing a bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Eastern Michigan, Sherman moved to Canada and went on to become one of the country’s leading figures in video art. He co-founded the artist-run “A Space Video” (1973) and “Fuse Magazine” (1978). He worked at the Canada Council for the Arts in the early 1980s and founded its media arts section. He represented Canada at the 1980 Venice Biennale and has been the subject of several major exhibitions, including retrospectives at the National Gallery of Canada (1983) and the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal (2005). In 2003, he received the Bell Award for excellence in video art, and in 2010 he won Canada’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.