Downtown gallery hosts work by Victoria Joyce Moon, Karen Burk and Peter Thompson – Feb. 15 – March 10.
Opening at Gallery 78 on Friday, February 15, are two exhibitions to elevate and refresh the soul these long winter days.
Working Hands by Victoria Moon Joyce shows sixteen sets of hands in various occupations, from a roofer to an author, and she honours their beauty and bountiful abilities.
In Song of Remembrance, Karen Burk presents unique handcrafted cremation urns that celebrate the beauty of the lives they embrace, in company with Peter Thompson’s photographs representing imagined landscapes dominated by streams of water.
These graceful and dignified exhibitions will be on display until Sunday, March 10, and always online.
About the Artists
Victoria Moon Joyce is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at University of Waterloo where she studied painting and drawing with Tony Urquhart, among others. Her art training led to a rich and varied teaching career that spanned the country and three decades of interdisciplinary work as an artist, musician, Outward Bound educator and cultural worker. Moon complements her studio work with teaching art education courses at various institutions in Nunavut, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Karen Burk was the Head of the Ceramics Department at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design from 1983 to 2016. As an educator, she encouraged generations of students to search for self-truth and express their own personal aesthetic through their art-making practice. She has lectured and given workshops on ceramic technique, as well as on the creative process in colleges and universities across Canada and has been artist-in-residence in ceramics centres in Alberta and Vallauris, France.
Peter Thompson first became interested in photography in the late 1960s while living in London, inspired initially by visiting an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has studied the work of photographers Paul Strand, Edward and Brett Weston, Minor White, Dorothea Lang, and Aaron Siskind and draws inspiration from Rothko, Pollack, Hopper, Motherwell and Picasso.
Learn more about the artists by visiting www.gallery78.com