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JAMES WILSON: WATER & YOLANDE CLARK: CHRYSALIDES

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JAMES WILSON – WATER

May 6 – 28, 2016

The Buckland Merrifield Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by James Wilson. This new series, entitled Water, continues his exploration of the St. John River water system and its connection with the Bay of Fundy.

The artist states that “This system, in turn, is connected with the Bay of Fundy, with its powerful tidal force that pushes its brackish waters far up into the St. John River system twice a day. This moving, breathing, ever changing ecosystem affects our daily lives and those of countless living species dependent upon the existence and movements of this vast system.

Much of my current work is discovery-driven. Like many artists I have an intense curiosity about the natural world. My approach with this artistic exploration is to seek an aesthetic, while at the same time seeking/creating an awareness of the inherent values of our watershed.”

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YOLANDE CLARK – CHRYSALIDES

May 13- May 28, 2016

The Buckland Merrifield Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by New Brunswick ceramic artist Yolande Clark.

“Chrysalides” is a collection of over 25 large scale porcelain and stoneware vessels. These works are bombastic, energized and joyful, exploring the juxtaposition between the stillness of fired clay, and a sense of motion, vivacity and spontaneity created by intuitively applied swathes of abstract colour and dramatic metal leaf.

 

WHIRLIGIGS & THE FEATHERED ZOO

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COLIN SMITH & DON PELL

Friday, March 18, 5 – 8 pm

The gallery is pleased to host a Mad March Match-up on Friday, the 18th, when the wicked pen of Colin Smith meets the master of metal and glass, Don Pell.

Head Squashed by Birds 8x12Spawned in Saint John, raised in art school, Colin Smith received his first transfusion of ink while nesting along the shores of the Saint John River. He currently puts pen to paper in his Florenceville studio, where he continues to place neuroses before beauty.

doublewhirly 2Twisted, turned and gone with the wind, Don Pell pokes at the creases of our imagination with those wonderfully fiendish whirligigs that arise out of the studio fires in St. Isidore de Bellevue, Saskatchewan.

WITCH FINGERS – JENECA KLAUSEN

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PRELUDE TO A GALLERY

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PAUL MATHIESON AWARDED THE PRESTIGEOUS STRATHBUTLER

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Paul Mathieson has joined an impressive group of New Brunswick artists, a list that stretches back to 1990, the year the Strathbutler Award came into existence. Mathieson was awarded his Strathbutler at the New Brunswick Museum on September 24, making him the 23rd New Brunswick artist to join this illustrious group.

Paul Mathieson a painter and a teacher, has been exhibiting his paintings this region s since 1981. His first solo exhibition took place at Windrush Galleries (Saint John) in 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout this region and beyond: Saint John, Halifax, Fredericton, Montreal, Boston, Tampa and in the UK. Mathieson”s work is found in numerous public and private collections, including the New Brunswick Museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton and the Province of New Brunswick.

Paul Mathieson has a solo exhibition of new paintings scheduled forNovember 2015 at the Buckland Merrifield Gallery in Saint John.