Art and photography exhibition, Reduced Space, to be held in Charlottetown from September 29 to October 29. 9
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — An exhibition entitled Reduced Space is underway in Charlottetown, featuring works by Joan Cullen, painting, and Dominique Cruchet, photography.
The exhibition takes place as part of Culture Days at 10 Haviland Street, October 7-9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 902-620-8350.
The reduced space is a reflection on the occupied space. A garden overgrown with vegetation in front of an abandoned house, a hedge grown wild, threatening the passage of the street, lawns overgrown with thyme, dandelion, wild carrot, an urban corner, temporarily spared by the promoter’s bulldozer, becomes a refuge for birch, ash, spruce, maple, lilac, yarrow, goldenrod… these ‘fields of freedom’ are the engine of the canvases, specifies a press release from the exhibition.
The landscape permeates documentary photography and the land use planning policy transforms the territory. The photographs continue these transformations in preserved spaces – bird sanctuaries, coastal reserves, where animal and plant species flourish, sanctuaries protected by natural deities.
There are also industrial wastelands, buildings once abandoned, and a community garden in an urban environment, which has been moved several times, where gardeners persevere and work their plots.