The UNB Art Centre welcomes the public back to the galleries for the final exhibition of 2021 celebrating SilverFish Photography Collective’s 20th anniversary. AFTERIMAGE features photography, collage, mixed media and installation to explore perceptual reality and optical phenomenon.
The SilverFish Photography Collective was formed in 2001 and founding members Karen Ruet and Burton Glendenning remain part of this group along with current members Peter Bjerkelund, Rob Blanchard, Jeff Crawford, Oliver Flecknell, Peter Gross, Lori Quick, Mike Meade, Roger Smith, Denise Rowe, and Mandy Wright. Over the past twenty years SilverFish has held 30 exhibtions shown in a number of locations around New Brunswick including Government House, The Playhouse, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, and the UNB Art Centre in Fredericton, the Grand Manan Art Gallery, McAdam Railway Station, the Axe Gallery in Sussex, Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, McCain Gallery in Florenceville and the Saint John Arts Centre.
The SilverFish Photography Collective was recognized by Fredericton Tourism and Culture in 2017 and awarded an Arts Achievement Award. In 2019, they received a Creation Grant from Arts NB for the production of this exhibition.
AFTERIMAGE is a testament to the longevity of this photographic collective and a celebration of the art of photography. AFTERIMAGE opens at 5:00 pm on November 5 and runs through December 16. The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public however proof of vaccination and masks are required.