a Curatorial Proposal Series Exhibition

Featuring: Aja Johnson and Paul Theriault

On View: November 9 – December 16, 2017

Reception: Saturday, November 18, 7-9pm

Auction Party: Friday, December 15, 7-9pm

In FOUND / KEPT / GIVEN, Aja Johnson and Paul Theriault find resonance in the raw materials of each other’s work, exploring the continued life of discarded objects and the fleeting nature of the creative act.

The two artists have exchanged finished paintings and embroideries, offering these up to the other for them to reshape and reimagine.  The results will be combined one final time in the gallery, as their patchwork of discrete acts of destruction and creation is arranged into a grid on the gallery wall.  Shown beside original, unaltered works from each artist, the resulting quilt will invite the viewer to question the paradoxical nature of the creative act – fleeting yet enduring; unique yet never isolated.

FIND / KEEP / GIVE – Art Auction and Winter Party

The exhibition includes thirty-six small works created collaboratively by the artists. Each artist started eighteen pieces, then swapped to allow the other artist to complete the work.  As a continuation of this collaborative exchange, these works will be auctioned off, and all proceeds will be donated to Gallery 263 to support future creative explorations. Bids will be accepted at the gallery throughout the exhibition. Bidding will close at the Auction Party on December 15.

Upcoming Events

Wed 13

Wind Down Wednesday Yoga

December 13 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 15

Friday Morning Yoga with Scarlet

December 15 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Fri 15

FIND / KEEP / GIVE: Auction Party

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 18

Hatha Yoga with Liz

December 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 20

Wind Down Wednesday Yoga

December 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm


art auction and winter party

December 15, 7-10PM

With cocktails, festive treats, warm company and a chance to bid on original collaborative works by Aja Johnson and Paul Theriault, you won’t want to miss this special event. Get your tickets today!


Deadline: February 25, 2018

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, 12-7pm, Sunday event dependent.

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