July 1 - August 2, 2009 Artist talk: Sunday July 12, 2pm
No Vacancy is a documentary of five abandoned structures: the former Chronicle Herald building, Greenvale School, Dartmouth Marine Slips, St. Joseph's Church, and the old Halifax Infirmary.
Progress tries to tell us that instead of renovating buildings with historical relevance, it is better to demolish them in favour of newer, more pristine architecture. Although it is not always practical to save a building just because it is old, our history is still being lost with each structure torn down.
With this work, as with Angela's previous exhibition on abandoned houses, the goal is to create a venue for conversation that brings awareness to our neglect and procrastination when dealing with aged buildings and their loss as part of our living history.