Beaverbrook Art Gallery Announces 2019 Studio Watch Artist

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery Announces 2019 Studio Watch Artist

Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 5, 2019 – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery announced today that Julie Caissie will be its 2019 Studio Watch Emerging Artist. Caissie’s art is featured in an upcoming solo exhibition on view at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery this month, which will open to the public on June 8, 2019. An official opening reception will be held on June 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM. All are welcome to attend this free celebration event.

Julie Caissie is a visual artist from Moncton, New Brunswick. She obtained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University in Moncton (2007), and a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Community College of New Brunswick (2002), and studied fashion at LaSalle College in Montreal (2001) and the Parson School of Design in New York City (1997).

She is currently a Master of Visual Arts candidate at the University of Ottawa (2020), where she describes her research interests as pertaining to visual hybridity in installation practices. Her artistic practice explores the points where painting, photography, performance, and sculpture intersect to become interdisciplinary.
“Julie Caissie’s art speaks to the fragility of human and material presence in our world,” says John Leroux, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and curator of the exhibition. “While that commentary is present in her work, paradoxically, her paintings are also a testament to one’s longing to leave permanent traces of beauty, colour, and energy. I am very much looking forward to presenting this exhibition of outstanding New Brunswick talent.”

Caissie has participated in multiple artist residencies in Quebec and Alberta, and her work can be found in collections including the New Brunswick Art Bank, and Moncton’s Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery. For this exhibition, Caissie presents a series titled Common Horizon(s). She describes the process for this body of work as, “a clash between the body, landscape, colours, space, borders and media.” With splashes of fluorescent colours, and dramatic brush strokes, she creates personal and collective geographies, which she invites visitors to visually explore.
The Studio Watch: Emerging Artist – Painting program, now in its fourteenth installment, is made possible with the generous support of Earl and Sandy Brewer.

“We are once again pleased to support New Brunswick’s incredibly talented emerging artists through the Studio Watch series at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery this summer,” said Earl and Sandy Brewer. “Congratulations to this year’s winner, Julie Caissie; we look forward to enjoying your exhibition.”

The 2019 Studio Watch: Emerging Artist – Painting exhibition will be on view from June 8 through December in the Joseph and Fanny Oppenheimer Gallery. The exhibition is part of the Gallery’s slate of summer exhibitions, which also includes the new exhibitions, Percy Sacobie – Wolastoqiyik Storyteller, Carl Beam: One Who is Brave-Hearted, Contemporary Printmakers of New Brunswick – I, and Karen Stentaford – The Process of Time. All five of the exhibitions will be celebrated at the official opening reception on June 23; all are welcome to attend.

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Hours and Admission:
Gallery hours: From May 27 to October 13, 2019, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is open seven days a week. The Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursday, and is open from 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. Holiday hours and exceptions may apply.

Gallery admission: Admission is free for members, and for children 6 and under. General admission is $10 (adult); 8$ (senior); $5 (student with student ID); $20 (family: up to two adults and all children under 18) and gives access to all current exhibitions. Admission is by donation for all visitors on Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Hours and admission rates are subject to change. Please check www.beaverbrookartgallery.org for up-to-date information.

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About the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery was founded by Lord Beaverbrook on September 16, 1959. The Gallery is internationally known for its collection of Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, British, and international works of art. As the official art gallery of New Brunswick, and one of Canada’s leading art galleries and most important cultural treasures, its mission is to “bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in acquisitions, exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.”

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery enriches life through art.


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Fredericton, NB  E3B 5A6
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