New Brunswick Art Bank – Acquisitions 2015-16 &
Mary White – Thinking is FORM run March 10-31, 2017.
The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions featuring the work of talented New Brunswick Artists. New Brunswick Art Bank – Acquisitions 2015-16 and Mary White – Thinking is FORM open on Friday, March 10 (opening reception 5-7PM) and run through March 31, 2017.
In the East Gallery, some familiar artists return to the UNB Art Centre with works from New Brunswick Art Bank – Acquisitions 2015-16. Several of the artists featured in this show, including Paul Mathieson, Ann Manuel, and Paul Griffin have exhibited works at the UNB Art Centre in the past. In this exhibition, their work is featured along with 13 other New Brunswick artists. The New Brunswick Art Bank celebrates the province’s excellence in the visual arts by collecting a sample of works produced by New Brunswick artists. These works travel the province in a biannual touring exhibition, displaying New Brunswick art to diverse audiences, which helps to expand the local community’s knowledge of the work of New Brunswick visual artists.
In the West Gallery, the UNB Art Centre features a senior Fredericton-based artist, Mary White. White studied with Molly Lamb Bobak and Brigid Toole Grant, and has formal training from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Her work is part of the New Brunswick Art Bank, and the UNB Permanent Collection. Mary White has worked in a variety of media throughout her career, including pottery, watercolour, and oil. Thinking is FORM features mixed media works using collage, pastel, and even gunpowder to create ethereal reflections on human consciousness and the human condition.
There will be an opening reception on March 10, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public.