Gallery 78 turns our attention to the summer months with a collection of work by Anne Dunn, plus new work Amber Leger, Gerard Collins, Christopher Harding and others.
As we enter the last months of winter, the staff at Gallery 78 have set their sights on brighter days and warmer weather. Starting February 23, the downtown Fredericton gallery will showcase the work of Anne Dunn through “a collection from many summers of the intimate impressions of an artist’s kinship with the natural world of Northern New Brunswick”.
Anne Dunn was born in London, England where we studied at the Chelsea School of Art, the Anglo-French Art Centre and the Academie Julien in Paris. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in London, Paris, and New York and is included in many collections across Europe and North America.
Nearly thirty years ago, Anne had her first exhibition at Gallery 78. Happily for us, Anne returns annually to northern New Brunswick, the land she has visited since childhood. It is home that matters the most to Anne. And this means New Brunswick. “It ties up with the fact of wanting to be part of something one has come out of”, explains Anne, “this is the definition of home in the true sense.”
The subject of New Brunswick landscape represents the familiar images of Anne Dunn’s paintings. However, the gestural brush or pen and pencil markings and washes of colors are less concerned with the details of representation than with an orchestration of airy atmospheric effects and sensuous responses that take the form of droopy tangled webs and scattered jottings. Forces and forms of life and death intermingle in the vegetation of her forests and flowers, backlit with an eerie acidic palette or simply strung on lines and shapes on white paper. Read her complete profile and see samples of her work on the gallery’s website.
Gallery 78 also celebrates “colour, bliss and excitement” with new work by Amber Leger, Gerard Collins, Christopher Harding, Raymond Martin and Peter Thompson.