Circadian ~ Exhibition and Curatorial Talk

Portrait of a Lady Fern, Janice Wright Cheney (participating artist in the exhibition)

Launch: January 11, 2:00 p.m.
Curator talk and tour of exhibition: January 30, 6:00 p.m.

Join us at AX on Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. for the launch of Circadian, a new group exhibition curated by Amy Ash and sponsored by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.

Inspired by the slow art movement, Circadian uses the language of the natural world to explore time, place, and the value of slowing down to reconnect with the world around us. The exhibition will feature artwork that has been created through laborious and time-intensive processes, and includes sculpture, textiles, sound, photography, and quillwork created by eight contemporary New Brunswick artists. The artists featured in this exhibition are: Jim Boyd, Janice Wright Cheney, Jud Crandall, Tara Francis, Emilie Grace Lavoie, Alana Morouney, Karen Stentaford, and Anna Torma. Together, they celebrate the pace of life in New Brunswick and the awakening that transpires when we are fully present in ourselves and our surroundings.

Circadian will transform the AX gallery into a space where we can decelerate, pause, look, and listen as the world unfolds around us.

As an extension of Circadian, on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m., curator Amy Ash will offer a presentation about the exhibition and the history of the slow art movement. Join us at AX to learn more about the artists involved in the exhibition and the process behind a curated art exhibition.

Amy has also, with the help of AX, produced our first, full-length catalogue, which is based on the Circadian exhibition.

Circadian was curated exclusively for AX by Amy Ash, and the exhibition and catalogue are all made possible through the generous support of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. AX is especially pleased to have been selected to receive this grant, as it was a highly competitive process.


About Amy Ash

Amy Ash is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist engaged with processes of meaning-making leading to a sense of belonging. She traces connectivity through the intersections and overlaps between memory, learning and wonder to incite curiosity. Her practice flows between curatorial projects and writing to teaching, socially engaged action and hands-on making. Amy has exhibited and curated programmes internationally, with projects recently commissioned by National Gallery London, The NB International Sculpture Symposium and Third Space Gallery. Her work has been generously supported by Arts Council England, Arts NB and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, among others. Of settler ancestry, Amy currently lives and works in Saint John, New Brunswick, a small coastal city, which sits on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples.