Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation


Whenever we focus the lens of our camera on anything, we are also focusing it on ourselves.
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Whenever we focus the lens of our camera on anything, we are also focusing it on ourselves.
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"To try to describe Patterson's images is almost impossible except to say that he manages to pull the essence out of his subject and present it in a way that makes you exclaim, "I never saw it like that!" And, that is where his creative exploration of our surroundings and subjects lure you in and capture your soul. He shares with you his experiences and his vision — his unique way of seeing and relating with nature. This magnificent book with its stunning imagery brings together Patterson"s belief that life, mind and nature meld into one. It is a joy to read and a profound feast for the eyes and will surely spark the reader to experiment and explore their own creativity." —
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864929051
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions and Beaverbrook Art Gallery
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 985,197
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Freeman Patterson is one of the preeminent photographers in Canada. He was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1975 and appointed to the Order of Canada in 1985. Among his many awards are the gold medal for photographic excellence by the National Film Board of Canada, the Hon. EFIAP of the Fédération internationale de l'Art Photographique (Berne, Switzerland(, and the gold medal for distinguished contribution to photography from the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. He currently lives in Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick, near his childhood home.

The former Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery from 1989 to 1997, Tom Smart is the author of numerous books on Canadian art and artists. He has showcased his curatorial skills and shared his knowledge in art galleries, museums and institutions across Canada and the United States, including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006 he was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University.

Terry Graff is an accomplished visual artist, the recipient of major public sculpture commissions, and the first recipient of the Christina Sabat Award for Art Criticism in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by the Sheila Hugh
MacKay Foundation. His work has been featured in numerous one?person and group exhibitions, and is included in many public and private collections across the country. Currently serving as Curator and Deputy
Director at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, his extensive career in the visual arts includes holding the position of
Executive Director of three public art galleries in three different provinces of Canada: the Mendel Art Gallery,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; and Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, Charlottetown, PEI.

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