Strathbutler artist Janice Wright Cheney featured in Canadian Art Magazine … Wright Cheney’s bears are implied to be living out a gendered grief, culturally ascribed, one that seems more human than animal—though on the other hand, grief is a wild emotion, one that may well turn us into some bearish version of ourselves … The[…]
Strathbutler Artist, Janice Wright Cheney, exhibition Cellar at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Opening November 7, 2014 October 10, 2014 to January 4, 2015 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
Strathbutler artist, Janice Wright Cheney, receives 2013 Lt. Governor’s excellence award: “My creatures, whatever they are and whatever they are made of, must be life-size,” says Janice Wright Cheney of her current textile-based sculptures, which include grizzly bears, coyotes, rats and cockroaches. Accuracy in form and scale matter, she insists; she wants the viewer to[…]
Strathbutler Artist Janice Wright Cheney exhibition at Beaverbrook opens Thursday Oct 25.
Dirt, Detritus and Vermin (3 person exhibition) Mount St Vincent University Art Gallery Halifax, NS May 21- August 8 The Rural Readymade (group exhibition) Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI May 28- October 9 Trespass (solo exhibition) Tides Institute and Museum of Art Eastport, Maine June 24- July 20
I started using quite a bit of insects in my work because I was fascinated by the fact that everybody has a reaction to insects and how fear and nerves elevate as well as how a lot of superstitions come out of not really knowing about things. – Janice Wright Cheney, 2004