Contemporary Art

Events


Fourth (and Final) Volume! Quarterly Launch
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth (and Final) Volume! Quarterly Launch

Join us for the launch of Jones Gallery Quarterly Volume 4! We'll have wine and treats, and we'll also reveal the theme of the 2019 volume.

Quarterly subscriptions may be purchased online or in the gallery after the 3rd. Subscriptions are limited.  

This Quarterly volume will be our fourth and final in this project! Many thanks to our fearless subscribers over the years. 

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køkkenmødding
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

køkkenmødding

An installation project + new works on paper.

About the exhibition:

Køkkenmødding is Danish for “kitchen mound”, which became the source for “kitchen midden”, an archaeological term used to describe trash or garbage heap. Middens are deposits of occupation debris, broken tools or exhausted materials no longer required, by-products of human activity. They tend to be found close to living areas, slightly out of sight or out of the way. Archaeologists view kitchen middens as invaluable repositories of information about the societies which created them. 

I have approached Saint John’s former industrial sites as a sort of midden - my personal køkkenmødding - from which to glean inspiration, visual cues and information about our industrial identity. Like traditional kitchen middens, these sites are slightly out of the way and forgotten, bearing deposits of exhausted materials - bits of wire, metal and concrete.

Research for this project was generously supported by ArtsNB.

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How to Build an Art Collection
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

How to Build an Art Collection

Are you looking to begin or build an art collection? Sarah and Caleb Jones will take you through the art world - a beginner’s guide to collecting. We share tips on how to look at art and how to be comfortable in gallery spaces. Learn the questions to ask, develop your personal taste, and pick up some ideas on choosing art for your space.

This workshop is free and everyone is welcome! No registration required (seating is limited though).

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CRANES
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

CRANES

Sarah's first crack at our new cranes. Part of the Jones Gallery Annual Small Works Show. Everyone is warmly welcome. This is the night of Uptown Sparkles. We'll have wine and food and art and we can all talk about Sarah's love-hate relationship with blue paint. 

(We were going to title the event OMG NEW CRANES EEE, but, you know, restraint and professionalism etc.)

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Art History Lecture: Caravaggio and the Italian Baroque
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Art History Lecture: Caravaggio and the Italian Baroque

  • Jones Gallery Quispamsis Pop-up (Next to Java Moose) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about one the Italian Baroque’s most (in)famous painters – the swashbuckling, sword-wielding, and murderous Caravaggio. Explore how and why he changed the course of Western painting, galvanized a legion of followers through his radical use of naturalism, chiaroscuro, and theatricality. 

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Workshop: How to Build an Art Collection
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: How to Build an Art Collection

  • Jones Gallery Rothesay Pop-up (Next to Java Moose) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you looking to begin or build an art collection? Sarah will take you through the art world - a beginner’s guide to collecting. We share tips on how to look at art and how to be comfortable in gallery spaces. Learn the questions to ask (there are no wrong art-questions), develop your personal taste, and pick up some ideas on choosing art for your space.

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WIRE ACT: Exhibition Opening at the SJAC
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

WIRE ACT: Exhibition Opening at the SJAC

Please join me on Friday for the opening of my latest exhibition 'Wire Act' - a new collection of large abstract works. These paintings build on my ongoing project to depict urban spaces in a more conceptual (less representational) way. (You can see previous abstract projects on my portfolio page.) This latest project continues my look at aerial views of urban landscapes, city plans and maps, but is also inspired by negative spaces in the urban environment and the wires that crisscross these spaces. 

Special thanks to the City of Saint John for hosting this exhibition and to ArtsNB for their support. 

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Introduction to Art and Architecture @ UNBSJ
May
4
to Jun 8

Introduction to Art and Architecture @ UNBSJ

Join Sarah for HUM 1905: Introduction to Art & Architecture, scheduled for UNB Saint John's 2016 Summer Session. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-9:50 pm, beginning May 4th. Auditors are welcome (a cheaper option with the added benefit of no midterms!). 

HUM 1905 course description:

This course is a broad introduction to Western art from ancient Greece to the twentieth-century. Students will learn processes of visual analysis, become familiar with key figures and artistic movements, periods and styles, and explore how painting, sculpture and architecture relate to each other and to the wider historical context.

This introductory course is open to all students; no prerequisites are required. It is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of art history and an opportunity to develop a critical approach to visual culture. 

Register for HUM 1905 by contacting the UNB Saint John Registrar's Office. Sarah is happy to answer any questions regarding the course. 

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