Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Passage of Time - photos by Andrée Fredette

June 24 to August 2, 2017
At the Saturna Cafe
101 Narvaez Bay Road, Saturna, BC

Everyone is cordially invited to the opening reception of my  exhibition,
June 24, 4 to 6 p.m, which will be followed by a dinner prepared
by chef Hubertus Surm.
(Reservations for dinner: 250-539-5177)
The Passage of Time, an exhibition of photographs by Andrée Fredette at the Saturna Cafe, June 24 - Aug. 2, 2017.
"Narrative is anchored in the passage of time. A story unfolds in the tension between a beginning and an end. Singly and in juxtaposition, these photographs by Andrée Fredette are replete with stories. An image of a seemingly deserted Mayne Queen is paired with a photograph of a ghostly Saturna, producing a tinge of anxiety and uncertainty. Again, an empty path in the forest tells a tale of fear and disquiet. Further, the infinitely small (feathers) and the infinitely vast (the awesome sky) are conjured up. There are no figures in these photographs despite the great variety of subject matter. An irony resides in these works: it is suggested that they evoke the passage of time, yet photography congeals duration. This irony adds a layer of complexity — a dialectical interplay — to our experience of these artworks: we move from duration to time’s suspension and back again. Also, some of these works underline the materiality of the photographic medium, a salutary move in the era of digital media. Meditation portrays an ethereal, almost monochromatic sky — the surface of the photograph is underlined. Also, grains of sand and the grain of the photographic object conjoin in a literal manner. There is a hint of nostalgia in all these works: the backing in aluminum recalls photography’s metallurgic substrate —silver—and the quasi alchemical nature of work in the darkroom, a process which has almost been entirely eclipsed by digital technologies." -- Jean-François Renaud

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Tour des Îles 2017

On June 23 - 25, Saturna Islanders will participate in the 2017 edition of Tour des Îles, three days of special events, local music, natural beauty and art displays on the Southern Gulf Islands.
Join the fun and visit the islands. For more info and boat travel details, check Tour des Îles or its Facebook page.

Saturna Artists and Studios,Tour des Îles 2017 map

Artists and crafts people are hoping that you will stop by their studios and have a chat.
See you on Saturna during a fun weekend!