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This Moment In Time” by Traven Benner

This Moment In Time” by Traven Benner

Galerie Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Quebec

November 18 to December 4, 2022 - Thursday to Saturday 12 to 6 pm with Friday until 8 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm

VERNISSAGE: Sunday November 20, 1 to 4 pm

Galerie Old Chelsea is pleased to present the new series by Traven Benner about his fascination by the fact that the hills of Gatineau Park were once mountains, and that Ottawa was once covered by the Champlain Sea. This series of paintings were inspired by his sense of wonder by learning of this past and by his many hikes through this evocative landscape.
Traven’s paintings are about the movement of water throughout its life-giving cycle, be it over rock, through the soil or the root systems of plant-life, as it both erodes and nourishes the landscape. Waterfalls aerate water, enriching it with increased oxygen levels, resulting in a healthier water system.
Waterfalls are timeless connectors between the present and the past. Explains Traven: “The vapours from these waters have an otherworldly quality, evocative of a spirit leaving its body. Visually, water in vertical form embodies the entire water system and has led me to think of this series of paintings as something approaching portraiture.
Traven Benner took to art as a child and was taught by his artist father Tom Benner. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queen's University.
Galerie Old Chelsea is a collective of regional artists located in the beautiful Gatineau Hills above the award-winning Les Fougères restaurant, situated at 783 route 105, Chelsea, Québec, J9B1P1.
www.galerieoldchelsea.ca; Facebook: Galerie Old Chelsea (on Route 105, not on Scott)


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