Newzones is pleased to open Perception concurrently with Exposure 2014: Calgary / Banff / Canmore Festival of Photography on Saturday, Feb 8.
Perception is an exciting presentation of Newzones' process-driven and photo-based artists, curated to showcase the methods that are employed in their creative process. Newzones will also be introducing Montreal based artist Holly King
With the photograph at the core, Perception will explore artwork that is manipulated in many fashions: by way of hand with a selection of media, where photography becomes mixed with wax, paint or Plexiglas. Other artists use pinhole cameras or Polaroid film to achieve a specific effect, and some utilize digital means to create and alter the artwork, resulting in a different effect altogether. With all of these varying methods, it's up to the viewer to determine how the photos are created.
The exhibition will feature photographers James Holroyd (Calgary), Franco DeFrancesca (Toronto) John Folsom (Atlanta, GA), Nancy Friedland (Toronto), Joshua Jensen-Nagle (Toronto), Virginia Mak (Toronto), Donald Sultan (New York City, NY) and Holly King (Montreal).
Sarah Nind - "Interjections"
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1 - 4 pm
730 11th Ave SW
Newzones is pleased to open Interjections, a solo show by Sarah Nind, in conjunction with Exposure 2014: Calgary / Banff / Canmore Festival of Photography on Saturday, February 8.
By interjecting pattern into her visual language, Nind's current work is addressing ideas of pattern and the decorative arts, and its juxtaposition/collision with the "high" art image. Undoubtedly, we are living in a world that is increasingly visual, with multi-leveled systems of visual language becoming the norm. This juxtaposition questions visual language and our understanding of seemingly disparate visual systems. Is pattern a visual language with which we structure a world that is chaotic and undefined? Is visual structural repetition, as seen in pattern, a subconscious way to overlay visual order onto this bombardment of visual stimuli, and a way that we can come to terms with images of loss, despair and mourning?
Sarah Nind attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1979. In 1994, she obtained a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from York University in Toronto and has since completed her Doctorate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland. Most recently, Nind has completed a three year residency in Beijing, China. Nind has exhibited extensively through Canada, the United States and abroad, including China, Switzerland and Israel. She has shown and been collected by the National Gallery of Canada and is in the permanent collections of the Tom Thompson Memorial Gallery, the Prague House of Photography in Czechoslovakia, and the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Wisconsin among others. As an Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Nind has also been named to the National Gallery of Canada's artist advisory committee on the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa.
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