Gallery on Queen’s latest exhibition DiasporART: SELF-ACTUALIZATION features the work of many prominent Black artists from New Brunswick.
Gallery on Queen continues to celebrate Black History Month with its current exhibition DiasporART: SELF-ACTUALIZATION, on display now until March 5.
The exhibition features work by Sydona Chandon, Reon Hart, Daniel Leek, Aleya Michaud, Rhonda Simmons, Angel Mena Terry, Gary Weekes and Clyde A. Wray.
Artist Gary Weekes has expressed before that Black History Month should not be just for the month of February, but should be celebrated and given space all year round alongside Asian history, White history, Indigenous history and others.
This exhibition celebrates the Black identity in New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA) is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to give voice to those forgotten NB Black Artists and to nurture, promote and protect all future Black Artists.
Gallery On Queen is a modern space located on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nations of Turtle Island . Conveniently centred on Queen Street, in Fredericton’s historic downtown, one block away from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. It houses an ever-changing collection of contemporary culturally diverse Canadian fine art and is proud to represent a the finest collection of of East Coast Indigenous art including painting, sculptures, works on paper, photography and Masks. Open since May, 2016, the gallery is known nationally for its collection of Atlantic and Canadian works. One of New Brunswick’s leading art galleries, and an important cultural treasure, its mission is to bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards through its exhibitions.