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Press release Fredericton , NB OMBRÉ! Opening reception Nov. 24th @5:30
Exhibition November 24 -December 8 2022

Gallery On Queen is proud to present “OMBRE ””, which is an assembly of imaginative work by three sculptors : Éveline Gallant Fournier, Nancy Oakley, Peter Thomas
Aligned with the gallery’s mandate to support established artists as their careers progress, we are excited to present this eclectic mix of work that features New Brunswick and Nova Scotia artists. Here, the earthly and the tangible are met with the Metaphysical and the Ethereal.

Éveline Gallant Fournier:
Born in the tiny village of Shediac River, Éveline Gallant Fournier has lived in Edmundston since the late 1970s. She works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, installations, digital art and Land Art. Public art has also been part of her journey: examples include Khronos, a monumental work on permanent display at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden.
she participated in 4 artist residencies: bronze sculptures, Atelier du bronze, Inverness, Quebec – large-scale ceramic sculptures, Edmundston Art Center – sculptures in the ancient Japanese technique of raku, Atelier Josiane Vedrine, Bic, Quebec – and in Land Art, Aux trois Plaquebières, Île Lamèque. Eveline has received several grants from the New Brunswick Arts Board for creation research, professional development and for regional community arts projects; and was also awarded prizes in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and France. in 2016, she received the prestigious Prix Éloize as visual artist of the year. Éveline has a long list of individual and group exhibitions to her credit in Canada, the United-States, in France, Portugal and Tunisia.
“The BODY and TIME are at the core of my work. I am deeply inspired by prehistoric art, the female figurines from the paleolithic and neolithic periods and by world mythologies. I explore the primitive essence of women, her power of creation and her connections with the earth and the cycles of nature. “ Éveline Gallant Fournier:

Nancy E. Oakley
Nancy E. Oakley is a Mi’kmaq/Wampanoag artist living and working on the Eskasoni First Nation reserve in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.. She is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, taking courses in Photography, ceramics, weaving and jewelry making.
Through softly curved pottery forms created by hand and on the wheel, Nancy creates culturally significant pieces that imbue her spiritual and traditional knowledge and honour her role as a mother. Nancy’s works have been shown in galleries across Canada and Massachuttes.

“My Pieces are stone polished and smoke fired outdoors with fir tips, seaweed and sawdust, imprinting beautiful smokey finishes. Her pots are then adorned with traditional Mi’kmaq
embellishments such as black ash basketry, beadwork, carved and or painted hieroglyphics and braided sweetgrass “ Nancy Oakley

Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas is a graduate with a Diploma of Art -Ceramic Major, Stained Glass Minor from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and Post Graduate Fellowship and Travelling Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Arts and Master of Fine Art – Ceramic Major, Printmaking Minor. Claremont Graduate School, California, USA
His teaching career span decades as Consultant and Teacher, Design and Ceramics, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) Head of studio, 2016-18.. Co-ordinated publicity in schools; worked on the initiatives leading to the co-degree program between NBCCD and University of New Brunswick (UNB), served on a variety of other committees.
He held the position of Assistant Professor, Art Education,Faculty of Education, UNB Taught Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia Taught children to compile and illustrate own stories, NFLD Library Program. Assistant Head, Memorial University Art Extension Services (NFLD) Organized and Administered Extension Art Courses. Taught Pottery and did workshops in arts and crafts education for schools.
“If any of the work might survive a thousand years, all would tell a story of our society, its needs, functions, rituals, issues and dreams. One direction would involve a more competitive and self promotional life, the other a quieter one. Ultimately I realized I wanted to make work which would function on a personal scale, and preferably within the intimacy of home. Neither a fine artist nor a craftsperson, but like most of us who are defined as craftspeople, I work in a space best defined as that of ‘The Tactile arts’ or, if you prefer, ‘L’art Intime’. It is enough to be a maker, for that is the definition of life.” Peter Thomas

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Gallery On Queen is a modern space located in Fredericton’s historic downtown, one block away from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. It houses an ever-changing collection of contemporary art from across Canada with media that includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and ceramics.

(506) 261-0655

Date & Time

Thu Nov 24 2022 at 05:30 am to Dec 8 2022 05:30 am


Downtown Fredericton, 349 King Street,Fredericton,NB,Canada, Fredericton, Canada

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