Emo­tions on dis­play at Beaulne

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Coat­i­cook

TheBeaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to present the ex­hi­bi­tion Hu­man Facettes by artist pain­ter An­nie Pet­ti­grew, from 18 Novem­ber to 27 Jan­uary 2013. The open­ing will take place on Sun­day 18 Novem­ber at 2 p.m. The pub­lic and press are cor­dially in­vited.

Af­ter ob­tain­ing her de­gree in In­te­rior De­sign at Cégep du Vieux-Montreal, An­nie Pet­ti­grew set­tled in the Sher­brooke area where she lives and works since 2001. Hav­ing al­ways had an at­trac­tion to the arts since child­hood, her pas­sion grew when she landed a po­si­tion as a framer at Omer DeSer­res. Her job al­lowed her to revel in the great world of art, to meet artists and to in­ter­act di­rectly with the ma­te­rial. As a self­taught artist, she ex­plored sev­eral tech­niques and medi­ums and par­tic­i­pated in sev­eral sym­posia over the years.

An­nie Pet­ti­grew worked for sev­eral years with acrylic paint but felt the need to re­turn to base by just in­te­grat­ing the draw­ing on can­vas. She added other medi­ums in­clud­ing graphite and mod­el­ing paste. She uses a pal­ette of cool col­ors, trans­par­ently, so that the sub­ject dom­i­nates rather than the color.

In her work, she fo­cuses on a fun­da­men­tal as­pect of hu­man be­ing: emo­tions. As much those gen­er­ated by her work as those felt by the ob­server. Emo­tions are at the heart of her artis­tic ap­proach. The cre­ation of her works led her to re­flect upon her­self, to re­lease emo­tions that words are some­times un­able to. Sev­eral sub­jects stim­u­late her in­ter­est, but the one she is most pas­sion­ate about is the hu­man face.

She presents her first solo ex­hi­bi­tion: Hu­man Facettes. A se­ries of por­traits frag­mented in dif­fer­ent ways re­fer­ring to var­i­ous as­pects of life: an emo­tion, a phase of life, faces in search of in­ward­ness, stripped of any en­vi­ron­ment that of­fers a unique en­counter with the ob­server, time out to elicit some kind of in­ter­nal emo­tion or re­ac­tion.

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