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M.N. Evette
African Images Through My Eyes

May 4 to 30, 2005

April 20, 2005, Montreal - From May 4 th to May 30th, Gallery Espace Trois is pleased to be showing etchings, photoetchings, collographs, monoprints, carborundum prints, collages, acrylic painting and oil pastels that resulted from an African voyage taken by Montreal artist M.N. Evette.

While traveling through the south of Africa in October 2001 the artist experienced the diversity of the colourful, dramatic landscapes of Africa and its wildlife. She photographed sandy beaches, desert dunes, gardens, and mountain ranges, as well as the rocky sea coast. The beauty was overwelming. Living amid nature’s lush settings were flamingos, penguins, ostriches, peacocks and baboons, which were also caught by her camera lens.

On returning home to her studio in Montreal, the artist worked from these “aid memoires” to create etchings, paintings, and drawings of the views she had encountered there. M.N. Evette has paired these artworks with the original photographs she took in Africa to provide a double look at her African experience. The world she saw through the eye of her camera and the images she created through the eye of her memory.

Vernissage: Wednesday, May 4, from 5 to 8 pm
The artist will be present.

Espace Trois is an exhibition space within the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts devoted to exhibiting work created by artists who teach in the School of Fine Arts as well as the advanced Atelier members.

Information: Doreen Lindsay, coordinator of exhibitions (514) 932-6688