2018 opening Saturday, June 16 Curatorial Statement 2018
The locations of the 2018 Uncommon Common Art installations are defined by the geographical boundaries of the Bay of Fundy. To the east, the Minas Basin is renowned for its extremely high tides, while the northern and southern borders of the Annapolis Valley’s agricultural communities are defined by parallel mountain ranges. The vast grandness of this environment, combined with the natural power and raw energy of the tides, creates an overwhelming sense of the sublime. This year’s theme, Lines of Site, refers to the movements and transitions within this landscape. Historical nomadic pathways preclude modern lines of railways and highways. Along with other temporary, ephemeral lines, these sites blur divisions between past, present, and future, and reveal the complex connections between environmental lines, geographical lines, historical lines, bloodlines, and timelines. This year, the selected artists have created site-specific art installations that respond to Lines of Site within the Valley and its surrounding regions. - Kate Ward, 2018 curator  a unique art opening in 3 parts 1. Start at Carrie Allison’s art installation “Site” from 1 to 2 pm at Miners Marsh in Kentville. Begin part one of a three part silkscreened image. Bring your own white t-shirt or buy one at the first location to start your art making journey. 2. Next, move on to Ben Mosher’s installation “Signal (Related)” from 2 to 3 pm at end of Marsh Hawke drive at Pond View Park, in Wolfville. Pull the second part of the silkscreen and watch the image emerge. 3. To finish, head to Marla Benton’s installation “Tunnel Vision” from 3 to 4 pm at Domaine de Grand Pre.Enjoy a wine tasting and complete your silkscreened creation. The NEW UCA 2018 guidebooks will be available at all 3 locations.

PDF of UCA 2018 Guidebook