Open Show Toronto #33: Photo/Graphic - Thursday April 18th 7:30 PM at 1785 St Clair Ave W.
Graphic designers as photographers
Open Show #33, guest curated by graphic designer Gilbert Li, features five photographer–graphic designers who will show and discuss their work: Geneviève Caron, Michelle Liando, Cristian Ordóñez, Jim Ryce and Mike Tjioe Photography.
There is a natural relationship between graphic design and photography. The two disciplines often commingle and collaborate, especially with advertising, editorial and communication projects. This seems to lead certain graphic designers to work concurrently as photographers or completely crossover. Notable examples include Herbert Bayer, Henry Wolf and Arnaud Maggs.
PHOTO/GRAPHIC explores the unique alchemy that happens when a graphic designer’s sensibility combines with a photographer’s gaze.
FEATURED Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Shows:
This is Indian Land: 2019 Contact Photography Festival - Saturday May 4th at 1785 St Clair Ave W.
This is Indian Land highlights the front-line struggles for Indigenous self-determination throughout Turtle Island. This exhibition explores the tireless work of communities who are upholding their way of life, their cultures, and their lands against the forces of colonization.
For the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Photographers Without Borders is partnering with Photographer Stan Williams, showcasing his work throughout the month of May at the Black Cat Showroom, in downtown Toronto, Ontario.
To kickoff the month, join us May 4th, for an Opening Ceremony, followed by a celebration with music, food by Nish Dish, and drinks by Sleeman Brewery.
Opening Night Schedule:
5:00pm - Doors Open
6:00pm - Introduction & Opening Ceremony
7:00pm - Intermission
8:00pm - Drinks and Hors D'oeuvre’s served
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday—Sunday, 12—5pm
Address: 1785 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6N 1J6
Jackson Klie: Bent Atlas: 2019 Contact Photography Festival - Friday May 3rd at 2186 Dundas St W.
Reception: May 3, 6–10pm
Black Cat Artspace
2186 Dundas St W
Or by appointment: 647-520-9321
We bend under the weight of images, anxious for a resolution, like the disgraced figure forced to bear the weight of the earth on his back. In Jackson Klie’s exhibition Bent Atlas, photographs are repositioned as queer objects—malleable diffractions, alive with potential. Acting out a “semiotics in drag” through the recombinant processes of collage and assemblage sculpture, his works suggest that photography and archives are sites of ritual and magic. Simultaneously working with and against a photographic understanding of knowledge, which aims to compartmentalize the fluid abyss that is everything-in-the-world, Klie’s work de-categorizes our presumed relationship to images. Processes of standardization, such as the photographic grey card, and photographic errors, such as the moiré effect, come into contact with a queer coded sensibility—embracing the dis/continuity of the photographic frame.