Out of Purgatory

December 2nd to 31st, 2010
Opening Reception : Thursday, December 2nd at 7PM

Out of Purgatory – Works completed by Gallery Connexion members
Carol Collicutt, Derek Davidson, Carol Taylor, WhiteFeather, Joss Richer, Kim Vose Jones, Amanda Saulnier, Rita Sassani, Oliver Flecknell, Karen LeBlanc, Monica Lacey, Ann Kittredge.
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A mixed-media group exhibition in the main gallery with works for sale

Out of Purgatory has been staged two times in the past five years by the Peake Street Studio Collective, which is an artist-run collective in Prince Edward Island. Conceived as an artist challenge, unfinished and emotionally abandoned artwork are given and blind-selected by new artists for completion and presentation. This project is an exploration of process with each participating artist being both a donor and rescuer of an abandoned work. The incomplete donated works are freely given so that the artists selected to complete the works have the freedom to complete them in any way they wish.

This year, Peake Street Studio Collective, Gallery Connexion, and Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s, NL are together staging Out of Purgatory with 12 artists participating from each center. All 36 completed works will be on exhibit at the Confederation Centre for the Arts in PEI from mid-September to mid-October. Following this joint exhibition, each center will individually exhibit the completed work of their participating members. Gallery Connexion will be exhibiting the completed work of the above listed artists in December of 2010.

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