New work by the ShiftWork Collective
ShiftWork is proud to present a new body of work, Graveyard Shift. An examination of menacing realities, this exhibition features work from ShiftWork regulars and new members of the hardworking artist collective. Spanning a wide array of mediums and influences, Graveyard Shift is an expression of inner demons, and an exploration of fears – in life, death and beyond.
In traditional ShiftWork fashion, the work will be on display for 24 hours (October 30th: 7:00 pm – 3:00 am, October 31st: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm) in the ShiftWork Studio, located above Backstreet Records at 384 Queen Street in Fredericton.
Penelope Stevens describes her installation piece for Graveyard Shift, NIGHTMAREZ.
“My work is focused on the way in which nightmares can affect our daily life,” said Stevens, “and the point at which dreams and reality coalesce into something much worse. In my life, nightmares act as a precursor to real events and project themselves through my mind into my reality. I’m interested in exploring that.”
ShiftWork Artist Mike Erb acknowledges that Graveyard Shift is a chance to explore new themes. His work, Everyday Ghost, will be included in this year’s show. “ShistWork always makes me do different work due to the themes. Everyday Ghost follows a ghost living in society doing everyday normal things.”
Graveyard Shift is presented in conjunction with Perish, A Halloween Experience, a music and arts festival held in various locations in downtown Fredericton.
Featured artists include Sharky Malone , Celine Gorham , Ashley Sheard , Mike Erb , Ashley Erb , Stefan Westner , Nathaniel C Brewer , Amna Khurshid , Max Baird , HashtagHotDadJesus , Maggie Estey , Maggie Jane Higgins , Penelope Stevens and Fergus Breen.