Chuck Samuels – Before Photography
November 15–December 21 in the Main Space
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday November 15 at 7:00 pm
Before Photography is Chuck Samuels’ visual exploration of an era before he began the practice of photography. Focusing on Samuels’ father’s obsession with photography and how it might have led to Samuels’ own choice of profession, the exhibit is an examination of the successes and failures of memory. As Samuels explores his relationship with his father, he often makes himself the subject of his work, inserting himself into images of cinema and television of his father’s era and searching for the qualities that drew his father to the medium.
Before Photography includes four bodies of work that cross between the periods of his relationships with his father and photography. Though images and video in each section, a complicated and unstable narrative emerges.
Read the essay by Sylvain Campeau.
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Shyra De Souza: Phantom Limb
November 22–December 21 in the ProjEx Room
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm
Calgary-based artist Shyra De Souza is interested in the ways we draw meaning from illusory and dissonant experiences. Phantom Limb is a long, spine-like installation constructed from found objects: consumer products joined into symmetrical vertebrae. As the work snakes through the gallery it shifts between identities, sometimes bodily, sometimes museological, sometimes unknown Rorschach shapes suggesting other-worldly phenomena.
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