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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, a retrospective exhibition…

2022-08-27 10:00 2022-09-18 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, a retrospective exhibition…

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31177

In-person event

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder features Sainte-Marie’s collection of large-scale digital paintings as well as never-before-seen personal sketches, artifacts and behind-the-scenes photos that speak directly to this respected icon’s unique perspective of her own multi-disciplinary life and culture and the experiences that inspired her to create this impactful body of work.  Everyone is welcome at this FREE exhibition!    Curatorial Statement: Buffy Sainte-Marie...

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Southam Hall Lobby,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
August 27 - September 18, 2022

August 2022

  1. Aug 27 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am

  2. Aug 28 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am

  3. Aug 29 2022
    Monday

    10:00am

  4. Aug 30 2022
    Tuesday

    10:00am

  5. Aug 31 2022
    Wednesday

    10:00am

September 2022

  1. Sep 1 2022
    Thursday

    10:00am

  2. Sep 2 2022
    Friday

    10:00am

  3. Sep 3 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am

  4. Sep 4 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am

  5. Sep 5 2022
    Monday

    10:00am

  6. Sep 6 2022
    Tuesday

    10:00am

  7. Sep 7 2022
    Wednesday

    10:00am

  8. Sep 8 2022
    Thursday

    10:00am

  9. Sep 9 2022
    Friday

    10:00am

  10. Sep 10 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am

  11. Sep 11 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am

  12. Sep 12 2022
    Monday

    10:00am

  13. Sep 13 2022
    Tuesday

    10:00am

  14. Sep 14 2022
    Wednesday

    10:00am

  15. Sep 15 2022
    Thursday

    10:00am

  16. Sep 16 2022
    Friday

    10:00am

  17. Sep 17 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am

  18. Sep 18 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder features Sainte-Marie’s collection of large-scale digital paintings as well as never-before-seen personal sketches, artifacts and behind-the-scenes photos that speak directly to this respected icon’s unique perspective of her own multi-disciplinary life and culture and the experiences that inspired her to create this impactful body of work. 

Everyone is welcome at this FREE exhibition! 

Curatorial Statement:

Buffy Sainte-Marie approached the digital medium as she has with every facet of her diverse career — with trailblazing ingenuity. Reflect back to 1984 — a time when the internet was almost unheard of and home computers were in their infancy — Buffy was there, building pieces of this collection within the confines of the very first versions of MacPaint on the earliest Macintosh models. The technology was nothing like the digital production resources we have today and was used primarily as tools for marketing and graphic design rather than for creating fine art with emotional impact. Being void of prefabricated filters or options for multiple layers, the process of creating artful images required dexterity and patience. Rising above the limitations of the software, she injected as much depth of tradition and attention to detail with pixels as one would with intricate beadwork or classic oils. Meticulously blending scanned images of her wet studio paintings and in-progress drawings and sketches with those of real fibers, feathers and beads, Buffy crafted these digital tapestries with the precision and care of a natural-born storyteller. The visual and intellectual brilliance of this collection is undeniably ahead of its time.  

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  1. Aug 27 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  2. Aug 28 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  3. Aug 29 2022
    Monday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  4. Aug 30 2022
    Tuesday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  5. Aug 31 2022
    Wednesday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  6. Sep 1 2022
    Thursday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  7. Sep 2 2022
    Friday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  8. Sep 3 2022
    Saturday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  9. Sep 4 2022
    Sunday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  10. Sep 5 2022
    Monday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  11. Sep 6 2022
    Tuesday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

  12. Sep 7 2022
    Wednesday

    10:00am - 10:00pm

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