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Island photographer debuts at Déjà Vu

Tracy Finn photographs
Jun 12, 2013
Photo by: Tracy Finn Images created by visual artist Tracy Finn will be on display at the Déjà Vu Gallery on Chapel Street starting June 15.

Visual artist Tracy Finn captures the simple beauty of island life in her first-ever gallery exhibition, which is set to open on June 15 at Déjà Vu Gallery on Chapel Street.

Finn has pursued the art of photography for several years, but only now is showcasing her work to the public. “I wanted to share these images with everyone,” she says. “Every minute of island life shines.”

With a digital camera as her tool, Finn elevates simple blips in time — ones that often get overlooked in the rush of the day — into masterful works of art: sunrises, walks with friends, playing with dogs, children laughing, sunsets. “No matter what’s happening in your life, you can freeze time in these beautiful moments, and always return there,” she says.

Because her work is intimate in spirit, Finn says she feels personally connected to her subjects — from the rust-colored bluffs to a wide-open blue sky to a tail-wagging friend. But, far beyond capturing a stunning scene or tender moment, the sunrise and sunset pieces represent a deeper priority for the artist.

“Waking up early to catch the sunrise, and ending the day with the sunset, has always been important in my life,” Finn says. “Each one always different, each breath a new breath. It makes me more grounded and connected to the day.”

See for yourself which island locales and personalities made their way into Finn’s graceful, multifaceted collection. The exhibition runs through June 28.

The public is invited to celebrate Finn’s opening night on Saturday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. with wine, food and music. To see Finn’s complete body of work, visit tfinnphotography.com. For gallery information and a season schedule, visit dejavugallerybi.com.

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