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Nancy King Schofield: Lost Cities
Roméo Savoie: Compilation

Apr. 7 to May 12, 2017

The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions: Nancy King Schofield: Lost Cities and Roméo Savoie: Compilation. These exhibitions will run from Apr. 7 to May 12, 2017, with an opening reception on Apr. 7 from 5-7pm.

Schofield and Savoie have long been active in both the visual and literary arts communities - both are founding members of Galerie 12 and have made lasting contributions to the arts in the Moncton area and New Brunswick as a whole.

Nancy King Schofield's Lost Cities comprises a series of mixed media works on wood. Using layering, scraping, and gouging techniques Schofield references her long-held interest in geology and antiquity, while drawing attention to the ongoing problem of violence against women by using cuts to "injure" the paintings themselves.

Nancy King Schofield holds a BFA from Mount Allison University. Her works have been exhibited across Canada and can be found in private collections internationally. She currently works in both her visual and literary arts practices from Breach House, her studio in Grand Barachois.

Roméo Savoie’s Compilation is a collection of works selected from his decades-long career as one of the most respected contemporary Acadian artists. Working in mixed media and often including collage, text, fragments of objects, and layered varnishes, Savoie’s abstract works are direct responses to the world and the artistic process.

Roméo Savoie’s work has been exhibited extensively since the 1970s. He holds a degree in Architecture from l’École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and a Master’s in Plastic Arts from UQAM. He has received numerous awards, including the Miller Brittain Prize in 1994, the Strathbutler Award in 1988, an Honorary Doctorate from l’Université de Moncton in 1999, and several federal & provincial grants.

With the opening of these exhibitions, the artists will also be launching the chapbooks Nancy King Schofield: A Constructed Topography and Roméo Savoie: The Meaning in the Gesture, with photographs & design by Marc Blanchard and writing by Elizabeth Blanchard. Each chapbook presents an essay that offers a personal reading of the artists' works from the perspective of a viewer, extensively illustrated with photos of Schofield and Savoie’s artwork.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate New Brunswick’s vibrant visual arts community in these two exhibitions. There will be an opening reception on Mar. 10 from 5-7 p.m. The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am - 4 pm weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

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Marie Maltais, Director
(506) 453-4623
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