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  • Scotiabank CONTACT Festival – Life Studies, Greg McCarthy

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    Opening Reception: May 3rd 2018, 6:00-9:00pm
    Exhibition Dates: May 3-26 2018
    Location: Project Gallery 1210 Dundas Street East

    Join us for the opening of Greg McCarthy’s ‘Life Studies’, a solo show for The 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

    Life Magazine informed decades of photographers, helping to create an aesthetic for documentary images. For this series, source material was found in issues of Life magazine that had found their way into libraries and used book stores after their original distribution. Disrupting these images, this body of work creates figures that look back on themselves and their own aging process -slowly yellowed newsprint providing a subtle memento mori.

    These newer images retain much of their original’s information, only in an altered state, leaving their previously intended context indistinguishable. The images speak to both their role informing photographic practices, and their inability to speak with the same intention in the present. In the works, figures look onto monoliths, studying the role of the image and their own implication in them. With gazes that rarely meet the viewer, the subjects are locked away, leaving one in a position where they can only voyeuristically stare at a displaced history.

    If photography’s subject is often said to be death, these images are intended as a new lease on it, or at the very least, a way of stringing up a corpse in a morbid diorama.

    About Scotiabank CONTACT:
    The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is the largest photography event in the world. Through collaborations with major museums and galleries, CONTACT presents outstanding photographic and lens based work throughout greater Toronto every May.

    Project Studios is located at 1210 Dundas Street East and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm.

STUDIOS

  • Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Difficult Placement

    Opening Reception: April 26th, 7:00-9:00pm
    Exhibition Dates: April 26- June 6 2018
    Location: Project Studios

    Curated by Greg McCarthy with works by:
    Cameron Lamothe
    Katelyn Gallucci
    Rachel Guglielmelli
    Sebastián Rodríguez Besa
    Nicolas Vo

    Difficult Placement brings together different interpretations of what it means to be a photographic artist in the expanded field. The artists assert the photograph as physical objects over the depicted events. Thus presenting the viewer with a brief overview of photographic work produced in Toronto that operates outside of the conventions of simply a framed image.

    The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is the largest photography event in the world. Through collaborations with major museums and galleries, CONTACT presents outstanding photographic and lens based work throughout greater Toronto every May.

    Project Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (rear) and is open for receptions and by appointment only. For more information please contact devan@projectgallery.ca