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February 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Natalie Bruvels / Joyce Crago / Wendy Nichol
Please join The Sussex Contemporary for their first reception of 2018 from 6-9pm on Friday, February 2nd!
Their first show of the year features the work of artists Natalie Bruvels, Joyce Crago and Wendy Nichol. Painting, photography and sculpture combine for this thought-provoking and a contemporary group show of emerging Canadian artists.
Modern Hyenas features works by artists Natalie Bruvels, Joyce Crago and Wendy Nichol. As modern hyenas, these three artists embody the archetype of scavenger in their search for artistic inspiration and material. Natalie Bruvels, a painter, is finishing a longstanding series of work wherein she reuses discarded canvas material to incorporate into her own oil paintings. Old surfaces find rebirth. Photo-based artist Joyce Crago exemplifies the resourcefulness of the hyena, a peaceful but strong scavenger who subsists of what is left behind. Crago collects refuse, skillfully arranging it into photographed compositions. Nichol works with her chosen medium, raw clay, molding and working. Like the hyena, she works with her body as an instrument – with dexterity and graces her works of both strength and fragility create new life.