On November 29, artist Kim Vose Jones will lead the public through her two exhibits currently on display at the UNB Art Centre.
The UNB Art Centre invites members of the public to join artist Kim Vose Jones on a walking tour of her exhibits Cirque de Vice and Lifeboat: An Unnatural History on November 29 at 7:00 pm.
Jones will discuss the ideas, the research and the challenges that went into the making of these two remarkable exhibits.
Cirque de Vice is a contemporary take on the medieval allegory of the seven deadly sins.
“These works are not merely a display of modern sinfulness; rather, they reveal affect, discord, disempowerment, and angst,” says Vose Jones. “All of my sculptures layer more than one ‘sin’, because transgressions are rarely so definitively divided.”
Jones invites viewers to think about complex social issues. “Using the background context of the decadence and pleasure associated with a circus allowed me to examine human transgression,” she says. “Much of the inspiration for the work has been drawn from art history, illustrated animal catalogues, circus posters and natural history museum displays.”
Lifeboat: An Unnatural History presents an unstable and ghostly vessel filled with sculpted animal forms. These diverse occupants, each exhibiting their own degrees of vulnerability, struggle together to reach a distant shore. In her exhibition synopsis, Vose Jones says that water crossings are inherently dangerous and that this is especially true for those without resources who face social as well as environmental threats.
Lifeboat: An Unnatural History marks a professional transition for the artist, combining her early use of both innovative and low-brow industrial materials with her more recent experiments in social commentary using sculpted animal protagonists.
This event is free and open to all members of the public. Cirque de Vice and Lifeboat: An Unnatural History will be on display in the UNB Art Centre galleries Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., November 3 to December 14.
The UNB Art Centre is located in Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive on the UNB Fredericton campus. For more information, please call 453-4623.
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