Interurbanicity: LANDSCAPE

PICTORIAL PROPOGANDA: Public Art and Landscape Painting
Felicity Tayler
Third Space Vitrine
40 Charlotte Street
October 17 – November 30, 2008
PERFORMANCE during the GALLERY HOP October 17, Market Square
“With the exception of love there is perhaps nothing else by which people of all kinds are more united than by their pleasure in a good view” — Kenneth Clark, Landscape into Art (London : John Murray, 1949), 74.
Third Space Gallery is pleased to present Interurbanicity, a series of exhibitions that take the city as source material. The first exhibition in the series is a conceptual public art performance called Pictorial Propaganda, by Montreal-based visual artist Felicity Tayler, who uses the archetype of landscape painting as a pretext to create relationships. The work is an informal survey of the artistic engagement with the general public, the role of visual imagery as a propaganda device, and a reflection on alternative value systems.
This fall, the project will retrace the history of the New Brunswick Museum and the Owens Art Gallery from Saint John to Sackville. As they both can claim to be the “oldest” — the oldest continuing museum in the case of the former, and the oldest university art gallery for the latter, Tayler is interested in these histories and its impact on artists and artistic taste in the region. In Saint John she will set up a portable easel and reproduce landscape paintings from the New Brunswick Museum’s collection in the indoor mall of Market Square during the Gallery Hop on October 17. This will open a space for dialogue between the artists and the residents of the city; they’ll even have a chance to trade something with her for one of the paintings that result from the performance. Follow the project at pictorialpropaganda.ca
Third Space Gallery received a Canada Council project grant for Interurbanicity, and receives funding from the NB Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport. The gallery thanks its’ members and volunteers, as well as ongoing support from Punch Productions, The University of New Brunswick, the Telegraph Journal and Picaroons.
What: Felicity Tayler painting performance (Pictorial Propaganda)
When: Friday October 17 in the Market Square Atrium.
Exhibition at Third Space Gallery, 40 Charlotte Street until November 22.