You’re my obsession

NEW ARTIST-RUN CENTRE TO OPEN IN SAINT JOHN
GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 14, 2005 FREE
Artist and curator Chris Lloyd returns to Saint John after a 9-year absence to direct Saint John’s only artist-run, alternative contemporary art centre, Third Space Gallery, formerly known as The Space. Third Space Gallery will be an open and interdisciplinary space committed to representing local, regional, and national professional contemporary artists through exhibitions, performances, residencies and discussion series. Gallery programming will focus on art-making of an advanced and critical nature that highlights relationships between artist, viewer and artwork.
You’re my obsession
Presented by:
third space gallery October 14 – 30 2005
You’re my Obsession
features wall-based installations by four artists from across the country.
Read the essay on the Third Space Gallery blog
Donna Akrey, Jérôme Fortin, Kristiina Lahde
and Lisa Lipton each utilize found objects as a vehicle for creating art. In the treating the world as a studio, inspiration and raw materials are drawn from the everyday. In this particular grouping of artists it is the obsessive repetition of a single motif which determines the final shape and dimension to the artwork, whether this be a salesman, a sewing pin, a plastic bottle or a Post-it® note. This exhibition speaks to the commodification of time and society and the value inherent in work.
An opening reception, part of the final Gallery Hop of 2005, will occur Friday, October 14 beginning at 6 PM. Opening remarks by Deputy Mayor of Saint John Michelle Hooton and Third Space Gallery Artistic Director Chris Lloyd will commence at 7PM. All are welcome to attend.