Mother and son exhibit at Blacksmith Gallery
YeOlde Blacksmith Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth exhibition (August 22-Sept 8) with photography by Sylvia Poirier, a mother/son exhibit of sculpture and painting by Parvin Farzaneh and painting and drawing by Farzin Farzaneh, and photography by Gabriel Safdie.
Poirier, a graduate of Fine Arts and Film Production from Concordia University and business' owner in Stanstead, has been working with photography much of her life, and has worked in the film industry as production manager. Her current exhibit of photographs is an in depth study of the rock formations taken on a walk along the frozen water of Lake Mempremagog. The winter light cast on the shoreline was an invitation to explore the texture and contrast of the rock, sometimes with hidden splashes of color.
“Island” by Sylvia Poirier
Poirier has had several solo and group shows both in Canada and the Netherlands where she lived for many years inspired by the open skies and colorful fields.
Parvin Farzaneh’s artistic career began 35 years ago in Teheran, Iran. Her initial passion was painting in oils and throughout the decades she explored various techniques and approaches to painting under the guidance of accomplished artists both in Iran and Europe. As a sculptor she works in clay, marble, plaster, and cement. The key to Parvin’s work is its resourcefulness and its deceptive simplicity that resonates with primal contrasts and oppositions within each composition. Contrasting viewpoints collide in many of Parvin’s works giving them an impressionistic tilt.
Farzin Farzaneh is an Iranian-born filmmaker and visual artist based in the Eastern Townships. He has practiced filmmaking, painting, drawing, and photography for over twenty years and is constantly exploring different art forms and media. His films and paintings have a soothing quality and combination of impressionism and realism with deep earthy tones and suble contrasts. Included in this exhibit are ten pencil drawings of local scenes familiar to many of us and created in Farzin’s unique style he uses for his hand-drawn animation.
Safdie, has been exploring the world of photography for many years and this exhibit focuses on the architecture throughout China taken on his explorations of this vast country. A writer and professor of literature, Safdie has a particular interest in sharing the farreaching places he visits most often in East Asia and the Orient through the lens of a camera. He has had several exhibitions in Canada as well as four significant ones in China under the title “Changing China Through the Eyes of a Canadian Friend” (Beijing, Quingtao, Tai’An). The photographs you see here are drawn from these exhibitions.