Habitat Narratives

Featuring Theresa MacKnight

Seldom Seen by Theresa MacKnight, 2022. Oil on wood.

In the AX Gallery July 28 – October 1, 2022
Exhibition launch: Thursday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the AX Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the AX Gallery

AX is pleased to welcome artist Theresa MacKnight to the gallery with our newest exhibition, Habitat Narratives. Habitat Narratives draws inspiration from New Brunswick habitats and the animals that must continuously adapt, regardless of humans’ intentions or wishes.

Theresa’s work is based on nighttime footage of deer from trail cameras, capturing their interactions as they gather in small groups. The black-and-white trail cameras gave Theresa the freedom to use colour in imaginative ways to add to the story in the paintings. Some of Theresa’s paintings include human figures, which also adds to the narrative and creates a sense of dreamlike mystery.

The exhibition will launch in the AX gallery on Thursday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m., and we will host an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday, September 3, at 2:00 p.m.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Virtual Exhibition

 


Artist Talk

Join us in the AX gallery on Saturday, September 3, at 2:00 p.m. for an artist talk featuring Theresa MacKnight. Theresa will discuss her work and take questions from attendees. Admission is free and no registration is required.


About the Artist

Theresa MacKnight was born in New Brunswick and trained in Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She lives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and is active in her local and provincial arts community.

Theresa is a painter who works primarily in oil and encaustic. Her imagery usually springs from a strong sense of place and respect for the land and its inhabitants. She often works plein air and seeks out special areas that have something unique about them. She believes that painting directly from her subject creates both authenticity and challenge, which she willingly shares with others. She believes that the response of people who know and understand these places is part of the work. This direct painting practice outside influences her studio work in oil and encaustic, where she continuously seeks to learn to stay open to the materials and process.

Theresa has a website at www.theresamacknight.com.

See Theresa’s Artwork


Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.