Newzones is pleased to announce the return of Perception, a group show of Newzones' photo-based artists. This exhibition will coincide with Exposure 2011: Calgary / Banff Festival of Photography.
Perception will feature Jesse Boles, Dianne Bos, Franco DeFrancesca, John Folsom, James Holroyd, Joshua Jensen-Nagle and Virginia Mak. It will explore contemporary ideas of space and how it relates to photography. The photograph, after all, is the most common mediator of our memories of certain places. Snapshots, postcards, and home movies have all been used to record locations and the nostalgia that comes along with them.
When it comes to the photograph, however, none of the artists in Perception are conventional straight shooters. Instead, photography is mixed with wax or paint and, in some cases, Plexiglas. Some use pinhole cameras, while others explore the potential of the Polaroid. Together the artists in Perception present an intriguing dialogue with the conventional understanding of space as mediated through the photographic medium.