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Opening celebrations of The Mysterious Soul of Objects scheduled 10 November  2023, 5 – 7 pm

The artworks in The Mysterious Soul of Objects are from a series  created over the past few years under the name of “futile abundance”. “I cast in sterling silver or bronze discarded foodstuff, found animal parts, and along with these I hammer or “raise” small vessel forms that I call skins. These become the palette or inventory that I use to create still lives or tableaux that invite the gourmand to the table. I am interested in the tension between attraction and repulsion. These platters or tableaux give a living space to the mysterious objects I create. Objects whose function is not always clear. Objects that invite the viewer for some kind of connection or communion. These objects may invite contemplation or curiosity”. Brigitte Clavette

Head of Jewellery and Metal Arts, and an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Art and Design from 1985 to 2017, Brigitte Clavette currently teaches part-time and devotes herself to her artistic practice. She is the 2022 winner of the Governor General Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine crafts, and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. She received the Excellence Award and the Strathbutler Award from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation of New Brunswick in 2006. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London England, the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John as well as being included in the contemporary silversmithing collection of the Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario


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