Joseph Kashetsky (Canadian, 1941-1974). Untitled, 1970. Ink on paper. Gift of Paul A. Hachey, Assistant Curator, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1971-1988
Saint John’s Joseph Kashetsky, who passed away in 1974 at only 33 years of age, was an artistic polymath. His modernist creations ranged from rich and sometimes disarmingly simple abstract drawings and paintings, to lovingly-rendered landscapes, and even silkscreened T-shirts. Some of his finest ink drawings will be in this exhibition.
Ian MacEachern (Canadian, b. 1942). Children on Steps, Elliot Row (detail), 1969. Photographic print on paper, 24.1 cm x 35.6 cm. Collection of the artist.
For the first time, a Beaverbrook Art Gallery touring exhibition opens in Saint John – and for good reason. Seventy-five black-and-white photographs drawn from the artist’s exceptional archive are presented, depicting 1960s life along Main Street in the city’s North End before ‘urban renewal’. Poignant and sublime, these narrative photographs are among the finest visual documents of social conditions and urban life ever taken in Canada. Following the Saint John presentation, the work will tour to Fredericton and beyond.
Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Commercial Properties Limited, and the Harriet Irving Endowment.
Brigitte Clavette (Canadian, b. 1956). Clavette after Freud after Chardin (detail). Sterling silver, steel, paper, wood. Collection of the artist.
Brigitte Clavette, Kristyn Cooper, Kristen Bishop, Kristianne Levesque, Audrée St-Amour, and Erica Stanley are all professional metalsmiths, jewellers, and instructors at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. Each has created a special piece of metalwork inspired by a painting chosen from the Gallery’s collection. This exhibition presents both the inspiration artwork and the created metalwork.
Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Presented with support from the Government of New Brunswick.
Mario Doucette (Canadian, b. 1971). 1755 (Se réfugier dans la forêt II), 2007. Pastel, ink, pencil and acrylic on wood veneer, 76 cm x 106 cm. Collection: New Brunswick Art Bank
Exhibition tour February 21, 7pm
An exhibition celebrating 50 years of the New Brunswick Art Bank
Three emerging curators come together to explore the provincial Art Bank collection. Through dialogue and research, along with group and personal connections with the artworks, they explore and share their perspectives on what the Art Bank’s collection says about us as a region and a society, and how it helps us understand not only where we’ve been, but also where we may be headed.
Curated by Erin Goodine, Emilie Grace Lavoie, and Emma Hassencahl-Perley. Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in participation with the Government of New Brunswick.
Darren Emenau. Tubes and vessels from the exhibition Darren Emenau – Olio, 2018. Multi-fired Cone 06 earthenwares, MNO lichen glaze. Collection of the artist
New Brunswick artist Darren Emenau’s clay creations emerge from unharnessed and playful explorations of form and materials. Olio showcases a varied collection of hand-made ceramic objects, ranging from irregularly-shaped vessels to wall pieces. The works are the culmination of a fertile period of experimentation, resulting in innovative leaps for the artist. New forms were developed, dramatic shifts in scale employed, and new objects conceived within the context of contemporary installation. When viewed en masse the objects are like unearthed fragments from unknown terrain.
Exhibition organized by the University of Maine Museum of Art.