UNB Art Centre Pays Tribute to R.M. Vaughan

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The UNB Art Centre presents its first exhibition of 2021 online with Cut.Paste.Resist.Redux running January 3-31.

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The UNB Art Centre presents its first exhibition of 2021 online with Cut.Paste.Resist.Redux running January 3-31.

This exhibition reconfigures works sent in for a pop-up exhibition called Cut/Paste/Resist, co-created by UNB’s 2020 Writer-in-Residence R.M. Vaughan and Dr. Ken Moffatt, the Jack Layton Chair in Social Work at Ryerson University.  This exhibition was presented at UNB’s Student Union Building February 10-12, 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a total shutdown of the UNB campus.

According to R.M. Vaughan, “In times of protest and social upheaval (and social rejuvenation) artists and activists turn to collage to make a point.” The call for submissions specifically stated that the project was open to everyone— artists and non-artists alike, using collage as a democratic medium, “because collage is a fun accessible way to make art.” 

As part of this tribute, the UNB Art Centre in collaboration with Dr. Ken Moffatt has invited friends of R.M. Vaughan to select a passage from one of his many works of poetry, prose and criticism.  These readings will be released on social media throughout the month of January as a way to honour Vaughan’s memory and to mark the tremendous loss to the cultural community of this gifted Canadian artist. 

The UNB Art Centre is currently closed for renovations. Please follow our exhibits and programs on-line

 

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