Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney will be on display September 13- October 25.
The UNB Art Centre presents Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney, an exhibit that was cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the exhibit was presented virtually it will now actually be on view in the gallery spaces from September 13- October 25. In keeping with COVID-19 requirements for physical distancing and contact tracing, the exhibit will be accessible Sundays only from 12:00-5:00 pm.
In Attending the Apocalypse Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney provide commentary on contemporary society by exploring the idea of networks— both digital and biological. Social media, like mycelia, has a broad network and an organic reach.
In Scratchcards for the Apocalypse, Jennifer Lee Wiebe explores language and our understanding of content in a series of canvasses painted with tweets made by Donald Trump since 2015. In Elysium, Janice Wright Cheney explores the symbolic power of mushrooms and the potential for mycelia to reshape our society. A catalogue will accompany this exhibit and copies will be available free of charge to members of the public in attendance at the UNB Art Centre galleries.
Both artists have been active members of Fredericton’s art community for several decades. Teaching Foundation Visual Arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, they inspire students to discover their own artistic potential and as members of ConneXion ARC, they participate in creating a vibrant art scene in the city of Fredericton. Having exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibits, Attending the Apocalypse is the first time these two artists have presented their work together
The office of the UNB Art Centre is currently closed but the galleries at Memorial Hall will be open Sundays from noon until 5 pm by appointment. In keeping with the new normal only 4 people will be allowed in each gallery at one time for a 20 minute period. Visitors will be expected to wear masks, observe social distancing and hand sanitizing protocols.