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Greg Charlton: Attic

January 12, 2024November 8, 2024

During a time of personal re-direction and re-assessment, Fredericton-based visual artist Greg Charlton was in need of a sanctuary, a place for introspection and reflection. He found this sanctuary in the abandoned attic of an 1880s Fredericton house where he rented an apartment. This attic became his work space and a visual repository for his memories. Attic is the photographic record of the classically-inspired drawings that he made directly on the decaying walls during 1999 and 2001, as well as his later responses to the work. Attic tells a story about collective and personal memory through the filter of Gaston Bachelard’s celebrated book The Poetics of Space, and the juxtaposition of well-known historical architectural motifs and images through the hands of a skilled contemporary artist.

Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.