Preternatural

Preternatural Opening Weekend

 

TONIGHT:

Preternatural Vernissage
The Canadian Museum of Nature, 6-9pm

THIS WEEKEND:

Artist/Curator Talk
9 December 2011, 2pm
Canadian Museum of Nature

Vernissage and Performance: Adrian Göllner
10 December 2011, 2pm
St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts


 

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)!

 

 

 

 

Studio Herbarium: A Visit with Marie-Jeanne Musiol

This past Friday, Marie-Jeanne Musiol graciously welcomed us into her backyard studio for a short tour and illuminating discussion about her foliate photographic series: The Radiant Forest, Energy Herbarium (2011)

Using a complex electromagnetic photographic process, Musiol captures the innate energy present in living organisms.  Each photograph represents a  specific leaf at a distinct point in its life cycle.

The series is a continuation of Musiol’s exploration into the nature of botanical energy and magnetic fields as communicative forces.

To view the complete series, visit Preternatural at the Canadian Museum of Nature from December 9 2011-February 12, 2012.

See www.musiol.ca for more of Marie-Jeanne Musiol’s work.