The World is a Camera

Mar 17, 2023

March 2nd – April 1st
Cline House Gallery

Free admission

The World is a Camera

A new exhibition at Cline House Gallery offers residents a chance to see the world in a whole new dimension.

The Downtown Cornwall art gallery is hosting ‘The World is a Camera,’ a unique exhibit featuring the eclectic works of photographers Francois Desjardins and Jessica Sarrazin.

Sarrazin’s photographic works include outdoor views, such as landscapes glimpsed from train windows or photos of the night sky. She uses slightly flawed or unresolved photographs which she alters with hand sewing. By turns, these alterations appear to impose a tenuous order, suggest movement, or add an ethereal quality to the photograph. Her images are cinematic in their framing and have a quiet and intense sense of drama.

Desjardin‘s current series was created over the past two years, as sort of a visual poem about photography, inspired by what is always just outside the viewfinder, outside what the camera allows us to see. In spite of a photograph’s perceived link to its subject, what the camera reproduces is by its nature, a distortion, whereas everything it ignores, is reality. The specific objective of these images was never a documentary one but rather an invitation to a thoughtful reading. The overall guiding concept remains the exploration of a set of conditions that define the role of the photographic image.

The exhibit opened on March 2nd and it runs until April 1st.

The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and admission is free. Parking is available on site.

Additional information

For additional information on the show, please visit the Cline House Gallery Facebook page or Instagram account.

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