Terroir: Broken Stone Winery by Patti Randazzo Beckett
Opening Night: Friday, June. 10th from 7-10pm
Show runs from June 10th – July 3rd, 2022
Gallery is open is open to the public Wed – Sun 12-5pm. No appointment necessary. If you would like to book a half hour gallery appointment please go here
Terroir is, in effect, the taste of the place. Though the term can be applied to any agricultural product of the soil, the concept of terroir is recognized outside of France mostly in terms of wine — and, specifically, for its implication of quality
These paintings and cyanotypes are works conceived and created while participating at the Alchemy Artist Residency’s program “Alchemy Table Settings, 2021”. I was partnered with Broken Stone Winery, Prince Edward County. Many mornings were spent at Broken Stone Winery documenting the ‘terroir’ and local flora. These photos and sketches were used to create a series of abstract paintings on canvas.
The terroir was also documented through a cyanotype process. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. I utilized found objects on the winery, as well as wild grape vines, Virginia Creeper and garden flowers sourced in Picton. My lack of experience with cyanotype allowed for mistakes that worked in the imagery and helped me understand the limitations and potentials of the process.
Broken Stone Winery #1 and 2, Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2022
Broken Stone Winery #5 and 6, Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2022
Broken Stone Winery #7, Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 2022
Wild Grape, Cyanotype, 27″ x 35″, 2022
Iris, Wild Grape on Sound Kinetics, Cyanotype, 27″ x 35″, 2022