Saint John’s only artist run centre adapts to pandemic with online members’ exhibition.
Saint John’s artist run centre has launched its first online exhibition created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Connectivity is a members exhibition based around the theme of finding connection during isolation, something just about everyone in the province can relate to these days.
“We really wanted to help artists through this tough time by providing a platform for their work and allow them to connect with others,” said Third Space Executive Director Katie Buckley. “This collection of concrete and abstract interpretations of the concept of ‘connectivity’ explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual connections that we have with one another and the relationships we have fostered with our natural and built environments.”
The exhibition features the work of nine artists: Crystal Drew, Julie Whitenect, Angus Boyd, Sean Bourque, Michael Mohan, Quinn Robertson, Jim Boyd, Erin Muir and Nathan Cann. The works range from screen prints and photography to sculptures and mixed media collage.
Connectivity is available for online viewing until July 31. A number of the pieces have already sold, putting money straight in the pockets of artists who are facing loss of income due to cancelled shows.
Connectivity is sponsored by ArtsLink NB.
About Third Space Gallery
Third Space is an itinerant artist-run centre for contemporary art in Saint John, New Brunswick. We are committed to representing local, regional and national professional contemporary artists.
Third Space highlights the work of emerging and established artists who cross disciplines and boundaries in their examinations of contemporary culture. The aim of the Third Space is to facilitate the education, understanding and appreciation of contemporary art at a local, national and international level. It does this by hosting exhibitions, workshops, residencies, lectures, performances and screenings, as well as by publishing and disseminating materials relevant towards this aim.