Magdéleine Ferru Exhibit Extended to April 7

Magdéleine Ferru Exhibit Extended to April 7

Valdez, Alaska, March 10, 2023 – The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is pleased to announce that our current exhibit The Girl Made of Light and Dust by the acclaimed regional artist Magdéleine Ferru has been extended to Friday, April 7.

This exhibit is filled with unique photographic processes that make an elegant solo exhibition. The Girl Made of Light and Dust pairs Ferru’s photographs with her hand-made experimental artists’ books. She explores concepts like human nature, identity, passing time, and death.

“[In my art] the imprecise and the blurry come to the fore, changing the relationship to space and time. Finding inspiration in the natural world surrounding me, I capture a sudden fleeting, vanished emotion.” – Ferru

She expands these concepts with creative photographic mediums. Some of these mediums included are cyanotype, polaroid film, and polaroid negatives. Cyanotype photographs are produced with a chemical process that treats a surface that reacts to UV light. It’s a creative and time-consuming practice that results in beautiful images.

This exhibit is divided into 6 spaces: Pukmina Passeuse d’Âmes, Forest, “The Lady of the Lake”, Evanescence, Kennecott, and Meandres.

Each space contains a themed wall with an associated artist book paired with it. Her artist’s books incorporate wood, glass, water, and light to give three-dimensionality that invite the viewer to, as Ferru explains, “dream and wander into another reality of your choosing.”

This one of a kind exhibit is on display now at the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive. Our winter hours are Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm. Selected Ferru prints and artist’s books are for sale in the Museum Store.

Special thank you to the supporters of this exhibition: Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the CVEA Community Foundation.

For More Information Contact: Executive Director Patricia Relay Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: