Blue Hill artist Françoise Gervais will show recent work in an exhibition entitled Symmetry in the Blue Hill Public Library’s Britton Gallery during the month of November. The show will feature high resolution digital aluminum prints created by dye sublimation, a process in which an image is printed onto a transfer paper, and then adhered to pretreated aluminum, which is heated. The dyes then turn into a gas and are pressed into the surface of the metal. The public is invited to an opening reception at the Library on Friday November 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
About the show Gervais says, “It is my intent that this exhibit of nature’s iconic beauty, presented through the aluminum print, will pay tribute to our natural world, honoring that which is often not seen—a red summer leaf, a seedpod, a golden feather—so we may see with fresh eyes that which is always there.”
Gervais says that her life-long relationship with photography began in college, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Scientific Photography from California’s Brooks Institute of Photographic Art and Science. Her photographic work has evolved over time through a passion for honoring the iconic beauty of nature; first, expressed traditionally as works on paper—and now, on aluminum and other substrates.
The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting November 1st. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.