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it comes in waves

April 29 to June 17, 2022

it comes in waves

The UNB Art Centre launches a new group exhibition on April 29 at 5 p.m. curated by Amy Ash, an independent curator and artist based in Saint John, New Brunswick. As we emerge from a global pandemic, the exhibit it comes in waves observes the nature of absence through the work of seven contemporary artists: Emily Critch, Chantal Khoury, Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter, Lou Sheppard, KC Wilcox, and Florence Yee.

it comes in waves refers to the sensation of becoming awash in the haze of emotions, memories, and associations that result from grief, loss, and other confrontations of absence.

Presented in both the East and West galleries, the works included in it comes in waves hold space for contemplation and the quiet construction of meaning, while boldly facing the uncanny sensation that something is lost or missing. From climate devastation and personal loss, to broken expectations, this group exhibition explores grief as a means of understanding what we value.

Curator Amy Ash explains, "A conversation about loss or grief is equally a conversation about what we value. This is crucial to consider not only while reflecting on the past or on the construction of our individual identities, but as means of collectively envisioning a future that we would hope to inhabit."

it comes in waves brings together a diverse group of artists who work across media ranging from textiles, printmaking, and painting, to video, audio, and sculpture. The exhibit will be on view in-person at the UNB Art Centre from April 29 to June 17, 2022 and online through our Online Galleries.

Visit the East Gallery
Visit the West Gallery
Read Exhibition Essay

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 during special events. Admission is free to members of the public, however masks are required.

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Marie E. Maltais, Director
506 453-4623

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