Preternatural

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This past Saturday, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts hosted the unveiling of Avantika Bawa‘s site-specific installation, [ ..#..#.... ].  The vibrant swaths of yellow adorning the deconsecrated church, coupled with sublime repetitions of organ music mixed with electronic sounds in the key of E, provided  a rejuvenating break from grey winter skies.  Thanks to all those who joined us for Saturday’s opening and the accompanying artists talks with Avantika, Shin il Kim and Adrian Göllner .  Below are a few photos we snapped that afternoon:

 

 Avantika Bawa’s [ ..#..#.... ] will be open to the public at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts (corner of St. Patrick and Cumberland) tomorrow (January 10th)January 17th, and January 19th from 1pm – 8pm.

 

 

Looking Back: Museum of Nature Debut

Happy New Year!

We dug up a few photos from the opening night of Preternatural at the Museum of Nature, which took place early in December.  The night was a great success, thanks to all who attended.  Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events as Preternatural continues into 2012.

Behind the Curtain

This week we’ve completely overtaken the Museum of Nature, working fastidiously to finish installing Preternatural.

Anne Katrine Senstad arrived from New York via Norway yesterday and Mariele Neudecker arrives from London today, while the show’s local artists: Marie-Jeanne Musiol and Andrew Wright have been in the process of installing their photo-based works in the exhibition space since last week.  Sarah Walko, who drove in from New York City last Wednesday has just put the finishing touches on the fish tank which will feature in her installation.

Intrigued? We’ve compiled some of our favourite photos of the installation process to share with you, below.  A big thank you to every one who slogged away behind the scenes to bring Preternatural to life.  Enjoy!

In the thick of the installation process, Andrew Wright's Nox Borealis hangs in the background

Stillness in the gallery and Mariele Neudecker's works in progress

Unwrapping Neudecker's miniature lighthouses

Anne Katrine Senstad, Andrew Wright, and Sarah Walko

Sarah Walko assembling a fish tank as part of her installation

A close-up view of another of Walko's creations waiting to be mounted

Anne Katrine Senstad having a look at Marie-Jeanne Musiol's electromagnetic photographs

Works by Wright and Walko receiving final touches

Welcome to Preternatural. Come in and explore.

See you all tomorrow night (Thursday December 8th) at 6pm for the Vernissage at the Museum of Nature (240 McLeod Street)!