This exhibition features an intergenerational dialogue through new work created by fourteen contemporary Acadian artists and presented in seven pairings determined by the artists themselves based on a mutual understanding of particular creative issues and contemporary ideas. Highlighting the profound and positive influence of pioneering first-generation Acadian artists who have paved the way for modern Acadia, it explores the idea of a collective unconscious in Acadian contemporary art that has been transmitted from one generation to the next. This does not mean that all of the artists belong to the same school of thought, but rather, viewers are encouraged through a diversity of work to consider how certain similarities or commonalities between generations in ways of working, such as the processing of formal content and/or the use of shared iconographic themes, are serving to ensure a continuum of artistic vitality in Acadian culture in New Brunswick.
Artist pairings are as follows:
Claude Roussel and Luc A. Charette
Roméo Savoie and Christian Michaud
Herménégilde Chiasson and Louise Bourque
Marie Hélène Allain and Éveline Gallant Fournier
André Lapointe and Vicky Lentz
Jacques Arsenault and Réjean Toussaint
Léo-Paul Cyr and Serge V. Richard
This important exhibition of contemporary Acadian art is presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery following its presentation at the World Acadian Congress 2014 in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
Curator: Terry Graff
Organized by the Galerie Colline in partnership with the Centre des arts de la Petite église d’Edmundston and in collaboration with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the World Acadian Congress Committee and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. Presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of CI Institutional Asset Management (CI Investments).