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The Passage of Time – An exhibition of my photos

Everyone is cordially invited to the opening reception of my  exhibition, June 24, 4 to 6 p.m. The opening will be followed by a dinner prepared by chef Hubertus Surm.
(Reservations for dinner: 250-539-5177)

The exhibition at the Saturna Café goes to August 2, 2017.

The Passage of Time - Photo Exhibition by Andrée Fredette, June 24-August 1st, 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

Saturna Studio Tour, August 2nd

This long weekend, if you are near Saturna Island and are looking for something to do (because there really isn’t much to do… other than playing in or on the water, walking in the forest and trails, hanging out with friends and family, and so on…), why not take in the Saturna Studio Tour?

On Sunday, August 2nd, from 11 am to 4 pm, from one end of the island to the other, several artists will open their studios and invite everyone to drop in and have a look at their work.

Interested? Click on the link below to download the PDF brochure with links to the participating artists’ websites and locations:

Saturna Studio Tour 2015 Brochure

If you prefer, here is the brochure in pictures (links are not clickable). Keep in mind that several other artists are also showing their work at the ArtSaturna Point Store Gallery, above the pub (at the ferry dock), and at the Saturna Café. More reasons to come explore, have a bite, and fill your eyes with beauty.

Saturna Studio Tour 2015 cover page. Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 11 am to 4 pmSaturna Studio Tour 2015 Map with participating artists locations and websites.

 

Thanksgiving Art Show on Saturna

Saturna is a small place, adrift between the mainland of BC and Vancouver Island, with a small population. It must be the water, the air, the greenery… because this island inspires a considerable percentage of the population. Saturna is home to several artists who will be showing their work during Thanksgiving Weekend.

As the dates near, more information will be available on the Art Saturna site.  In the meantime, here is the poster!

 

Thanksgiving 2012 Art Show on Saturna Island