ABOUT


An undergraduate of Mount Allison University, Nathan Cann spends his days as a maritime artist dabbling in new media, experimental printmaking, and wandering the province in search of heritage. His current work focuses on the haunting of lands—relentless industries keeping afloat Atlantic Canadian notions of heritage even if those intentions sometimes find themselves misguided. Nathan will be instructing workshops on monotype processes this fall at the Saint John Arts Centre.

DESCRIPTION: The diptych titled Ghosts details the contours of Grannan’s narrow passage including its evolution into a communal hub. Aside from Grannan Lane, Ghosts also refers to narrow corridors Saint John residents walk through daily—places that feel haunting on foggy nights, constricted yet openly inviting exploration. This is a common sight throughout Atlantic Canada—structures lost in time and held up by modern things.