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Working on It: New Canadian Sculpture

January 20, 2024May 21, 2024

Traditionally, sculpture has been associated with labour, in contrast to the supposedly more intellectual art forms of painting, music, and poetry. A physical art, rather than a cerebral one. But the best sculptors do not shy away from either hard work or intellectual labour. Sculpture, after all, is hard thought, ideas made manifest in material. And thinking in form and material takes effort.

So too, does building a collection. Working on It: New Canadian Sculpture seeks to address the relative lack in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection of contemporary Canadian sculpture, with a selection of offered gifts, proposed purchases, and temporary loans from some of the most exciting Canadian sculptors working today. An art collection, like an art career, is a work in progress. Working on It: New Canadian Sculpture will provide a glimpse into how both can be fostered by New Brunswick’s art gallery.

Working on It includes works by Lucy Pullen, Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, Louis-Charles Dionne, Zeke Moores, and Jean-Pierre Gauthier.

Curated by Ray Cronin, and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.