OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Living with art

Herzl Kashetsky, Beach Stones, watercolour

Curated by Peter Buckland
Launch: November 2, 2:00 p.m.
Artist talk: November 16, 2:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. for the launch of our next exhibition, OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Living with art, a unique selection of art on loan to AX from various collectors across the province, curated by former gallery owner Peter Buckland.

What draws people to purchase original fine art? What do people think and feel about living with artwork daily in their personal environments? Buckland has examined these issues through a series of conversations with New Brunswickers who have made the acquisition of fine art an important part of their lives. OBJECTS OF DESIRE consists of comments from participants and works selected from their personal collections.

Note that Peter Buckland will also give an artist talk associated with this exhibition on November 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Thanks to the NB Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture for their support of this exhibition.

About Peter Buckland

Peter Buckland has represented Canadian contemporary artists in Saint John since 1981: Windrush Galleries (1981 – 86), Peter Buckland Gallery (1998 – 2015) and Buckland Merrifield Gallery (2015 – 2017). He has curated over 250 exhibitions of fine art during his career, promoting New Brunswick’s top professional artists here in the Province and through international art fairs, and he has written numerous articles on the visual arts.

Peter co-founded the Saint John Gallery Hops in 2000 and was one of the founding members of the Saint John Community Arts Board in 2002. He co-authored Portraits: New Brunswick Painters in 2009. In 2010 he served as Chair of Saint John 225, Saint John’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. He served as Chair of The Originals (2012) and as Vice Chair of Sculpture Saint John in 2012.

Peter was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in September 2012 for his work in the arts. He was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Originals (2017).

Peter lives in uptown Saint John with his wife, Judy Halassy.