“Ataraxis” by Ginny Fobert


July 16 to August 1, 2021

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12 to 6 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm

If desired, private showings by appointment  info@galerieoldchelsea.ca

Galerie Old Chelsea is pleased to present the latest photographic creations by Ginny Fobert. Once told that photography was not art, Ginny Fobert has always believed that a photograph is made and not taken. As Fobert explains: “A photograph is made in your own mind and with your eye. It is slow and considered in its making. It takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything reacts to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. And it can indeed be art!”.  And we agree.

Primarily a self-taught photographer, her goal is to bring photography further into the art world using unique photographic techniques. It seems limiting to Fobert, to only photograph the world in one way. She looks for something of interest and goes beyond it to find a different way to portray what she sees. Photography allows her to get outside of the box, to be a bit rebellious, to break some rules and get away with it. Photography is a way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace.  Says Fobert: “The day I discovered photography is also when I discovered a hidden part of myself.”

Ginny is an accomplished fine art photographer who has had numerous solo shows with the City of Ottawa and has participated in multiple art festivals and exhibitions across Ontario.


Upcoming exhibitions - 2021

August 6- August 26 - Yuliya Chernyshova
August 27-September 16 - Janice Moorehead
Sept 17 - Oct 7 - Brian Turner
October 8- October 28 - Jacqueline Ratto-Allard
October 29 - November 18 - Marianne Feaver
November 19 - December 9 - Richard Austin
December 10- December 30 - Associates - Smalls Show