Current Exhibition


Unwinding Evolution

Gerry Collins


Gerry Collins is a ceramics artist based in Moncton NB whose exhibition Unwinding Evolution explores the pottery vessel as a storytelling device for the development of the human species. In this Exhibition Gerry Collins melds her background in Zoology and Fine Arts with her clay practice. Collins uses the form of the amphora vessel “as a metaphor for the human body”….”more than any other vessel, the amphora is associated with travel and with the transportation of precious fluids.” Anthropologically the clay vessel is a distinct marker of daily human life. Ceramic objects evolve in the human hand both in the moment of making and in their use over time. Designs shaped by our needs and influenced by trade become as distinct as our own immensely complex evolution.

Unwinding Evolution will be hosted at The Mary E. Black Gallery from July 16 – August 30, 2020. The Mary E. Black has reopened with new hours from 11-4 Wednesday to Saturday. Follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and twitter for updates and announcements related to programming and scheduling.

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi'kma'ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people.


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