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The Convent Series
13 Feb 1999 – 21 Mar 1999
Clara Gutsche. Les Soeurs adoratrices du Précieux-Sang Les cellules/Cells Nicolet 1995 (from The Convent Series). Épreuve par procédé chromogène, 37.5 x 47.5 cm.
Curator France Gascon for Le Musée d’Art de Joliette
Clara Gutsche's austerely beautiful photographs document an aspect of Québec society that is rapidly disappearing: its communities of religious women. A Montréal-based photographer, Gutsche gathered her images by living alongside the nuns in their convents. The photographs were taken with a large-format camera and are grouped in series of silver and chromogenic prints, many as large as 28" x 36". The formal, staged appearance of the images is in part an outcome of the technical apparatus, and in part a reflection of the subjects' preferred mode of self-presentation.
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The exhibition was brought to Halifax on the occasion of Mount Saint Vincent University's 125th anniversary.
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