January 17 – March 21, 2023
Receiver Coffee Co.
128 Richmond Street
this town is small and Receiver Coffee are pleased to present The Harvest: Cyan-O-Synthesis, an exhibition by Sarah Nicole Dart. This body of work will be shown alongside Water is Time is Water by Monica Lacey.
“The Harvest: Cyan-o-Synthesis is a mini nature study to help me personally become more integrated into life on the east coast. It’s a harvest of plants, seaweed, and flowers foraged from explorations along the beaches, trails and parks. They have been monogrammed inside the main exposure which is a manipulated collage of photographs called Animal Bouquets. The two photographic printing methods are used in combination through a double exposure process. Each creature in the Animal Bouquet has a personal story that connects Sarah’s old home out West with her new one here on PEI. Each print is a harvest of energy captured from the East coast sun.”
Sarah Nicole Dart is a self taught cyanotype artist, designer and flower collector from Vancouver Island B.C recently transplanted to Charlottetown this past January. Using Photoshopped acetate transparencies as well as locally foraged flowers, weeds, seaweed and feathers, Dart uses alternative photography methods to print using the sun’s energy; often experimenting with household products like coffee, tea, vinegar, wine, paprika and baking soda to encourage “happy mistakes”.
This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan.
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Receiver Coffee is a cafe in downtown Charlottetown. Visitors are welcome to stop in and view the exhibition without the expectation of making a purchase. The main floor of Receiver is wheelchair accessible, however there is a mezzanine where some of the artwork is located that is up a steep flight of approximately 10 stairs.