The Charlotte Street Arts Centre begins its new year of exhibitions in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery with a solo exhibition by Rebecca Belliveau. The Carnaval Red opens January 23, 2015, with a vernissage from 5:30-7 pm.
Rebecca Belliveau, also working under the pseudonym Aerebb, is a mixed media artist living and working in the Moncton region. She uses a combination of photographic elements, highly textured acrylic mediums and automatic writing to convey existential questions and the nature of spirituality. Belliveau obtained her BFA and pursued further courses in media arts in Montreal with renowned Canadian artist, Irene Whittome.
Belliveau explains, “The inspiration for The Carnaval Red is borne of my observations on Gnosticism, Jungian psychology, Christian doctrines and occult studies. The series is a visual meditation, not only on who we really are versus who we have created/evolved ourselves to be, but also a deeper questioning of what human nature truly is, and if it contains an opposition within. Do we find the outcome of our evolutionary changes in the world surrounding us, or should we look within ourselves for the answer to who we really are?”
The artist would like to thank artsnb for generous funding support in producing this series of works. The Carnaval Red is presented in partnership with Fredericton’s 2015 FROSTival. For more information on FROSTival events, please visit the FROSTival website: frostival.ca
The Carnaval Red runs from January 23 – March 2, 2015. The public is welcome for the opening reception in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, 732 Charlotte Street, from 5:30-7 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre opens the doors of creative expression to all.