Janet Dwyer's unique talents are on display in Castlegar starting June 7.

Castlegar’s Kootenay Gallery announces stunning visual experience

Salt Spring Island photographer has show coming up, starting on June 7

The exhibition opening at the Kootenay Gallery of Art on Friday, June 7 will be the large format scanography of award winning  photographer Janet Dwyer from Salt Spring Island.  Her unique use of a flatbed scanner’s myopic lens and light source is an extension of the traditional photographic tools and processes that she has used throughout her career.

As a professional photographer, Dwyer specializes in photographing works of art for artists, galleries and museums that require high resolution images. The progression to the use of a scanner allowed her to explore her admitted fascination with detail. Utilizing the scanner as a camera opened a whole new realm of possibilities resulting in  images of objects often too small to be seen by the naked eye. Her subjects are found in the flora and fauna that thrive outside her studio door.

Animal and plant materials are combined to create stories she sees as metaphors for people’s emotions and interactions. The objects are not always inanimate. She tells the story of placing a nest of three hundred spiderlings on the scanner along with a flower.  She was able to record their movements in detail as they covered the flower and glass with webbing. The resulting image in a vary large scale format will be included in the exhibition.

Dwyer has worked as a professional photographer for the past 25 years, has taught photography workshops and instructed at colleges and universities across Canada and has won many international awards. This powerful exhibition will be showing at the Kootenay Gallery until July 20. Janet Dwyer will be in attendance at the opening reception on June 7 at 7 p.m.

The Gallery is now open Tuesday to Saturday from 10-5 p.m. Visit us on facebook or on our website at  HYPERLINK “http://www.kootenaygallery.com” www.kootenaygallery.com.

Just Posted

Free shuttle running at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Parking and main access have been ongoing challenges since KBRH construction began in October

Rossland couple face charges after faking sex to commit petty theft

Couple fakes the dirty to clean out a laundry

Snowfall warning issued for Kootenay passes

Up to 35 cm of snow expected Monday night and Tuesday.

Castlegar wildlife conflicts down in 2018, though problems persist

Official Bear Smart Community status still elusive for city

How long can Castlegar support a repertory cinema?

Cinema owners find audiences with older, obscure movies

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

New B.C. Lions coach DeVone Claybrooks adds eight to coaching staff

DeVone Claybrooks has filled out his staff for the 2019 season

Most Read