Third Space Gallery in tandem with the New Brunswick Museum presents
PENTEGOET PARK: THE TERRIBLE ONES from January 13 to February 24, 2010.
PENTEGOET PARK: THE TERRIBLE ONES by Goody-B Wiseman is the first exhibit in a four show series, Passages + Prototypes, a partnership between the New Brunswick Museum and Third Space Gallery. In her mini-museum, PENTEGOET PARK, Wiseman documents the life of a fictional colony of Feral Children in artifacts, dioramas, illustrations, audio/video documentation, and stories. The children in this colony were all raised in the wild by adoptive animal parents, they were all subsequently rescued or wrested from the wild and brought to civilization for study and rehabilitation. Pentegoet Park is the place where the feral children who have been able to escape the rigors of socialization have found shelter and solace together.
Goody-B Wiseman uses the conventions of museological display typical to 19th century vanity museums to give a comprehensive and authoritative view into the curious world of the feral children: Gazelle Girl, Badger Boy, L’Enfant Terrible, Tantramar Tillie, Bog Billy and Coyote Kid. Pentegoet Park, The Terrible Ones investigates age-old questions about the essential nature of man that the archetype of the “Wild Child” inevitably raises.
Third Space President Alison Gayton says that “we are very excited about the Passages + Prototypes series, which we expect will have a synergistic effect on Third Space Gallery, the New Brunswick Museum and all of Saint John.” New Brunswick Museum CEO Jane Fullerton commented that “the Museum is very pleased to work with Third Space Gallery to present this unique exhibition series, which features contemporary sculptural and multi-media works.” Elements of the exhibition will also be displayed in Third Space’s ATM window space at 40 Charlotte Street.
Third Space Gallery receives financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts, annual funding support from the Province of New Brunswick Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport and support from the Telegraph Journal, Punch Productions and UNBSJ.
Opening reception on Thursday, January 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All are welcome.