An art exhibition premiering new work by Saint John-born artist Hailey Guzik opens this week at Visitors.
Everything Out of Place is a collection of new artwork by Hailey Guzik opening at Visitors on February 7th, 2020. The exhibition explores social attitudes towards landscapes and the tradition of landscape painting in art. Guzik’s play-driven process results in paintings and sculptures that deconstruct views of well known scenery, referencing areas familiar to her through her experiences growing up in New Brunswick. She remixes the essential components of landscape and figurative painting, blending the natural and manufactured, the perceivable and imagined, and invites us to reflect on our own role in shaping the environment.
Hailey Guzik is an emerging Canadian artist working in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, QC. Since graduating from Mount Allison University (’17), she has been a recipient of an Artsnb Emerging Artist Creative Grant (2017) and has shown her work in both group and solo exhibitions across Eastern Canada.
Visitors is a shop + gallery introduced to Saint John by artists, KC Wilcox and Emily Saab. Their collaborative partnership set out to establish a space in Saint John for new perspectives in art, fashion and design.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Visitors launched an online editorial featuring Guzik. The editorial includes an interview with the artist alongside styled portraits of her wearing clothing from the shop’s collection. This is the second editorial in an on-going series that features artists represented by Visitors.
At the heart of Visitors is Wilcox and Saab’s commitment to supporting the careers of emerging artists and craftspeople. At their Union Street storefront location, they represent 15+ artists, designers, and craftspeople from across Turtle Island (Canada), and work with international artist collectives, zine distros, and independent book publishers. Visitors’ consignment program offers customers the opportunity to trade in their previously loved clothing for artwork, books and other handcrafted items. The shop + gallery celebrated its first year in business in January.