The Art Gallery will present the pairing Dominique Cruchet’s documentary photography and Joan Cullen’s painting—in an exploration of shared multinational experience. “Our country, huge as half a continent, is surrounded by water on three of its natural and very definite frontiers,” says curator, and former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, Herménégilde Chiasson. “Living in the Maritimes we have the feeling that we are on the shore of this endless and minimal landscape where water has made us patient and the ocean, opened our eyes to a boundless idea of the world. It seems like it would be a natural choice for artists to deal with this fluid dimension of our lives.”
This visual challenge is what Cullen and Cruchet have set out to tackle in a dialogue between painting and photography where the blues and the blacks establish an intricate and unique sensation of moving back and forth from here to the distant seas and rivers, establishing a sense of drifting that no other map, but the imagination, can draw with such accurate precision.
Curated by Herménégilde Chiasson.
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