Justin Berry, White Point

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Justin Berry, White Point
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Cave presents White Point, an exhibition by Justin Berry 11/07 - 12/6

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 7 from 7- 10pm

White Point, Nova Scotia

"From either Cape North or Ingonish, get off the Cabot Trail in the direction of Neil's harbour (if coming from Ingonish), and, drive along the coast to White Point. Descending into town, but not to the docks, look for the "Two Tittles" Inn, and immediately to the right, you will find a dirt road that leads you 200m up a parking spot. Park and continue by foot, you will really enjoy this hike/stroll as a complement to a longer hike in the area (Peak at Tenor Reef or perhaps Meat Cove, or a paddle at White Point). "

"It has what seems to be classic alpine tundra and meadow that you'd see on a B.C. mountain peak, only you are 100 feet off the ocean floor where waves crash through sea stacks (towers of rock), and, the hills run one after another until you reach the grave of the unknown sailor. Above it, a white cross. Beyond it, several unreachable Islands of a small archipelago (The Tittles). Washed up sailors from ship-wrecks were buried here, in simple graves adorned by unmarked granite stones, which somehow fit perfectly with the natural setting." *

What does it mean when you see the rugged coast, slammed by the rising tide, but cannot hear the roar of the waves as they pour through the breakers and gurgle down into the dampened sand? Nor feel the salinated wind on your cheek - nor the smell of cut pine and wet moss - nor the awkward footing of the stones beneath your feet as you slide down the cliff to better see the surface of the stones?

A photograph is the translation of sight into a still image. What is it called when you capture the light of a place, then shine it upon somewhere new? Here the light from White Point has been captured, preserved, and used to illuminate a series of virtual spaces, including a spartan pavilion and an art gallery.

White Point itself is included in the exhibition, a 360 degree panorama of nine locations, nine times of day, and nine kinds of weather (mostly overcast).

* from trailpeak.com

Justin Berry's work can be be viewed here: http://thisisntme.com
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By: Cave