Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation

by Freeman Patterson, Tom Smart
Foreword by Terry Graff

Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project | September 24, 2013 | Hardcover

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Throughout photographer Freeman Patterson's remarkable decades-long career, his ambition has been to expose the spiritual, religious, and even mystical dimensions that lie beyond the literalness of the image itself. Patterson has continually strived to have viewers appreciate the compositional grammar and unique syntax of this visual art, pushing to transcend the picturesque qualities of the image and expand the viewing moment to a longer and more profound level of experience.

For Patterson, life, the mind, and nature are fully a part of each other. Through images that both inspire and provoke, Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation shows us that such inter-connectivity is the mechanism by which all things are affected; this is the fundamental concept that Patterson lives, believes, and expresses as art.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 4.51 × 4.45 × 0.43 in

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864929056

ISBN - 13: 9780864929051

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Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation

by Freeman Patterson, Tom Smart
Foreword by Terry Graff

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 4.51 × 4.45 × 0.43 in

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864929056

ISBN - 13: 9780864929051

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Throughout photographer Freeman Patterson's remarkable decades-long career, his ambition has been to expose the spiritual, religious, and even mystical dimensions that lie beyond the literalness of the image itself. Patterson has continually strived to have viewers appreciate the compositional grammar and unique syntax of this visual art, pushing to transcend the picturesque qualities of the image and expand the viewing moment to a longer and more profound level of experience.

For Patterson, life, the mind, and nature are fully a part of each other. Through images that both inspire and provoke, Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation shows us that such inter-connectivity is the mechanism by which all things are affected; this is the fundamental concept that Patterson lives, believes, and expresses as art.

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Whenever we focus the lens of our camera on anything, we are also focusing it on ourselves.

About 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 Depu
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Throughout photographer Freeman Patterson's remarkable decades-long career, his ambition has been to expose the spiritual, religious, and even mystical dimensions that lie beyond the literalness of the image itself. Patterson has continually strived to have viewers appreciate the compositional grammar and unique syntax of this visual art, pushing to transcend the picturesque qualities of the image and expand the viewing moment to a longer and more profound level of experience.

For Patterson, life, the mind, and nature are fully a part of each other. Through images that both inspire and provoke, Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation shows us that such inter-connectivity is the mechanism by which all things are affected; this is the fundamental concept that Patterson lives, believes, and expresses as art.



"Freeman [Patterson] has changed how we think, how we view, and how we make our photographs." - Sheena Wilke, editor, Canadian Camera
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