October 2021 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, gallery closures, art and craft show cancellations and more forces artists to reassess the way they reflect, adapt and design in a new age.
A new exhibit at the George Fry Gallery, in partnership with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, celebrates the new dawn of artistry during the always-changing environment of the pandemic.
NBCCD’s annual faculty and staff exhibit, titled Resurgence, opened Sept. 24 in the George Fry Gallery’s new location at 408 Queen St.
“People are realizing that they need to come up with new ways to be creative. Not everything is always equal or consistent. We need to adapt to feeling off some days and need to learn how to grow through that,” said NBCCD Fashion Studio Head, Tracy Austin.
“As designers, there is a social connotation or expectation that we always need to be active, productive and producing when we really need to take time to reflect and experience. However, the whole concept of the journey is just as important as the end result or product.”
The exhibit is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features art from its Foundation Visual Arts certificate program as well as its diploma programs: 3D Digital Design, Ceramics, Jewellery/Metals, Fashion Design, Photography/Videography, Wabanaki Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Textile Design.
“Some of the pieces you will see in the George Fry Gallery are dark, some are quiet reflections, and others are even hopeful and show the resilience of spirit. Creativity and making can be a terrific outlet in trying times,” said George Fry Gallery Coordinator, Karen Ruet.
The exhibition will run until Nov. 3, 2021. For more information, please contact Karen Ruet, George Fry Gallery Coordinator, at (506) 457-6805 or email Karen.Ruet@gnb.ca
Read the poem Fashion Design Studio Head Tracy Austin read at the opening of Resurgence.
Explore photos of the exhibit below.