11 January 2010

Third Space Exhibition Opens at New Brunswick Museum


Third Space Gallery in tandem with the New Brunswick Museum is presenting PENTEGOET PARK: THE TERRIBLE ONES from January 13 to February 24, 2010. PENTEGOET PARK: THE TERRIBLE ONES by Goody-B Wiseman is the first exhibition in a four show series, Passages + Prototypes, a partnership between Third Space Gallery and the New Brunswick Museum.

Wiseman documents the life of a fictional colony of feral children in her mini-museum, through artifacts, illustrations, dioramas, audio/video documentation, and stories. The children in this colony were raised in the wild by adoptive animal parents. These children were all subsequently rescued from the wild and brought to civilization for study and rehabilitation. Pentegoet Park is the place where the feral children who have been able to escape the rigors of socialization have found shelter and solace together. Wiseman uses the conventions of museum display more typical of the 19th century to give a comprehensive view into the curious world of the feral children, including Gazelle Girl, Badger Boy and Coyote Kid. Wiseman comments that “The Terrible Ones investigates age-old questions about the essential nature of man that the archetype of the Wild Child inevitably raises.”

Third Space President Alison Gayton says that “we are very excited about the Passages + Prototypes series, which we expect will have a synergistic effect on Third Space Gallery, the New Brunswick Museum and all of Saint John.”  New Brunswick Museum CEO Jane Fullerton commented that “by working with Third Space Gallery to present this unique exhibition series, which features contemporary sculptural and multi-media works, we will attract new audiences to the Museum.”  Elements of the exhibitions will also be displayed in Third Space’s ATM window space at 40 Charlotte Street.

Third Space Gallery receives financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts, annual funding support from the Province of New Brunswick Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport and support from the Telegraph Journal, Punch Productions and UNBSJ.


Opening reception on Thursday, January 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

Artist talk on Saturday, January 16 at 3 pm. All are welcome.  Free to New Brunswick Museum and Third Space Gallery members.

New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, Market Square, Saint John, NB.

For further information:

Third Space Gallery, Alison Gayton, 654-7233

New Brunswick Museum, Vita Kipping, 643-2358