The exhibition of astronomical themes in CRAG will mark the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo.
The latest exhibition of artists and photographers from Montreal Fiona Annis from Campbell River Art Gallery (CRAG) will challenge viewers to think about the nature of knowledge and the way we know it. It seems like a high order and is; Annis has the ability to present complex ideas with a poetic hand in extremely heavy topics in her work. She explores links between photography, astronomy and the unknown in her latest work, part of what was once, in CRAG from 11 July to 4 September.
"While I was studying the history of photography, I realized that the invention of the photographic apparatus was grateful for the optical lenses first used by astronomers," says Annis in an interview with CRAG. "This discovery has contributed to my constant interest in the links between photography and astronomy … as well as researching what lies beyond the limits of observation."
He is thrilled with the idea that what we see and find out in the sky is visible only through special equipment that makes things visible and simultaneously isolates them. The astrological bodies are visible to us because the light from these objects has passed thousands, if not millions of kilometers, and it took days, if not years, to come to us. Precisely because of that nature, to the moment we see something, that moment has been in the past. The secret and the spell of this is what Annis is exploring through her insightful images.
"I find instruments aimed at understanding the vast ignorance as fascinating artifacts of collective desire to understand something quite mysterious," says Annis.
CRAG Executive Director and Chief Curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon has been looking at Annis Career since 2008 and is looking for a real opportunity to present her work. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo Lunar landing on July 20, 1969, for the first time on the moon.
"This opportunity is a perfect opportunity to present a work that explores the topics of light, astronomy, and the way we do it through what we do not know," says Chainey Gagnon.
On Saturday, July 13 at 2 pm on Saturday, July 13th, a special one-on-one discussion with the artist and astronomer Tony Puerzer from Nanaima was planned. and we'll look at Annis's work and his resonance with astronomical knowledge. Puerzer will provide the astronomical perspective of exploring, discovering, and seeking our place in the universe, as it relates to Annis' work. The price is a $ 5 donation to CRAG.
CRAG invites the public to open a free launch on Thursday, July 11 at 19:00 in the main gallery. Guests have at their disposal an ATM and serve light refreshments.
For more information, contact CRAG at 250-287-2261, email email@example.com or visit www.crartgallery.ca