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‘Framing Light’ exhibition at Eden Art Space gallery

1framWork of some 30 photographers feature in Seychelles’ first major exhibition of fine art photography which opened earlier this week at the Eden Island Plaza.

The show titled ‘Framing Light’ features the work of the photographers, with images taken primarily in Seychelles. However some artists are showing work made overseas while others, such as Michel Denousse, specialises in ‘tableaux’, elaborately prepared studio compositions.

The exhibition of contemporary photography has been curated by Laurent Alis, who has been careful to select the best photographs from submissions from a wide range of professional, amateur and student participants.

3frame“The title of the show reflects the principal ingredients of a good photograph – light and

Composition,” Mr Alis explained.

‘Framing Light’ is organised by Arterial Network Seychelles which manages the gallery in the Eden Island Plaza which is generally considered to be the finest exhibition space in the country.

Christine Harter, chair of the exhibitions committee which organises the gallery programme, shared further information about plans for the future: “Over the next two years we will present an exciting and diverse range of group, two persons and solo shows, featuring local and international artists,” she said, adding “we are committed to showcasing the very best work possible and hope that it will continue to attract the interest of both local and foreign art collectors”.

The opening night of the show was sponsored by Le Chantier Dental Clinic and was, in part, a celebration of a management change at the clinic as well as a recognition of the contribution of Dr Silvana Bisogni to the clinic and the development of dentistry in Seychelles.

As for Martin Kennedy, Arterial Network’s chairman, he had this to say: “Today we see more photographs being taken and shared – often on social media – than at any time in history.

“Serious and considered photography has been recognised as a fine art form in its own right relatively recently but it now forms a large and important slice of the global art cake. We are very pleased to be able to recognise its importance through the staging of this entertaining and thought-provoking exhibition”.

Members of the public can view the exhibition at Eden Art Space from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Friday.

The accompanying photos come from the exhibition which will remain open until Friday June 15, 2018.

Source : Seychelles NATION

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