Buffy Sainte-Marie Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery

Event Dates:
  • Sun August 1, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon August 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue August 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed August 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu August 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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July 3 – September 11, 2021

We will be open 7 days a week all summer long! More information and related programming are forthcoming.

Admission by donation

More info: http://pentictonartgallery.com/buffy-saintemarie

“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 Apple Paint on the earliest Macintosh models. The technology was nothing like the digital production resources we have today and were used primarily as tools for marketing and graphic design, not 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, 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. Limited edition prints of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s visual work reside in permanent collections in the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, First Nations University, and the Tucson Art Museum, and have been exhibited at the Glenbow Museum, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Isaacs Gallery, the Walter Phillips Gallery, the Gallery for Contemporary and Indigenous Art (Tuscon), The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Gurevich Fine Art (Winnipeg), and private collections throughout North America.”