A young Island artist, a gifted amateur Island photographer and videos by 11 well-known Quebec artists make up the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s new winter lineup of exhibitions.
Norma Jean MacLean’s exhibition, “Accumulated, Positioned, Reflected”, is a selection of her recent work where she explores the aesthetics of improvised layering, piling, and accumulation. MacLean is a part of the gallery’s Emerging Artist Program that is supported by the RBC Foundation. Curated by the Gallery's Pan Wendt, the exhibition will be on display until April 28.
William Steele Louson was a gifted amateur photographer from Charlottetown. “Wish You Were Here: W.S. Louson’s Picture Postcards of Prince Edward Island” showcases his photographs of picturesque Island landscapes that were reproduced on postcards. This historical exhibition captures a period in the 20th century when the public interest in buying and selling postcards was a new mania. Curated by Gallery guest, Harry Holman, the exhibition will be on display from Jan. 20 to April 21.
“Motion” is a visual anthology that shows the work of 11 Quebec artists. The theme is understood in two ways: as movement and as a proposal. This exhibition was organized and circulated by Galerie de I’UQAM and curated by La Fabrique d’exposition, and a collection of Montreal curators: Julie Belisle, Louise Dery and Audrey Genois.
“The new exhibitions will see the art gallery transformed yet again,” says gallery director Kevin Rice.
“I am looking forward to Norma Jean MacLean’s new paintings and installations; Harry Holman’s research on W. S. Louson’s early 20th century landscape photography (which circulated primarily on postcards) and the videos by 11 well-known contemporary artists based in Quebec. These exhibitions will provide audiences with a wonderful diversity of artworks.”
This weekend is also the last chance to see “John Greer: Material and Metaphor” as the exhibition closes Jan. 14.
The Gallery winter/spring hours, which run until May 20, welcome the public from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
A description of each exhibition can be found at http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/exhibitions.php.