Darren Emenau: Tributaries
Darren Emenau is a ceramist and sculptor. He lives and works along a tributary of New Brunswick’s primary watercourse, the St. John River, and scours the local landscape for both inspiration and raw materials.
This exhibition features several examples of the bricks scavenged from the shoreline, which can be appreciated as objets trouvés, or found art, worthy of aesthetic consideration. His suite, Resurfaced, contains bricks that have been enhanced with a wide variety of glazes and then re-fired. In addition, Emenau has also manufactured some of his own brick forms.
Also included is Freshet, an assemblage of natural elements – branches, twigs, dried leaves and straw – combined with carefully crafted ceramic cylinders or tubes with highly textured glazes. Capturing the processes inherent in the annual flooding of the St. John River, this work was originally presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2010 as part of the large-scale, group exhibition Wolastoq: The St. John River Project.
Curator: Peter J. Larocque
Organized by the New Brunswick Museum as part of the Know Your Own Artist series with the support of RBC Dominion Securities and McInnes Cooper Lawyers.