The Mendel Art Gallery has issued a press release announcing tomorrow night’s debut of Joni Mitchell’s photography exhibition “Green Flag Song”, in Saskatoon, Canada. It runs until March 29.
The full press release (via JoniMitchell.com) reads:
The Mendel Art Gallery is pleased to present a new body of photographic work by iconic singer/songwriter and visual artist Joni Mitchell. As moving as her musical works, Green Flag Song depicts a deeply personal response to the consequences of war and humanity’s struggle with itself. The exhibition consists of a series of large green-toned triptychs created from digitally modified combinations of photographic images, printed on canvas.
The impetus for this work began when Mitchell’s malfunctioning television began emitting images that resembled green-tinted photographic negatives. Mitchell began to take photographs of the dying screen, and when enlarged and printed on canvas, the result is a collection of intense, dark, semiabstract images. Through photographic expression and rich, saturated colours, Mitchell invites audiences to participate in a collective awareness of a need for change. Primarily recognized as a singer and songwriter, Joni Mitchell brings to these vivid and arresting images the same profound social, political, and spiritual conviction that informs her music.
The Mendel is the only scheduled venue in Western Canada for Green Flag Song.