Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1 – May 27, 2018

Opening reception Friday May 4, 6 – 9 PM

Artist talk: Thursday May 10, 7 – 9 PM: Donald Bray, Michael Sachter, W. Stephen Cooper.

Artist talk: Saturday May 19, 1 – 3 PM: Felicity Somerset, Jessica Lin, Rita Wong.

Gallery hours: all week 5 – 12 PM, Thursday’s 8 PM.

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12 Artists’ Network member photographers present “Isolation”, a group exhibition that subsumes identity, deceives scale, minimizes nature’s chaos, and decontextualizes the built environment. Exhibited work includes city and landscapes, composite portraiture, still life, and some that redefines conventional photographic practice and presentation.

The anachronism of isolation: part of a whole with existence so fragile, time, gone in a second or an entire season. A fallen decaying leaf, lone monumental iceberg, constructed false portraits, fire and water and silk and prayers. A group of delicate fabric jellyfish. Dark and stormy roads. An immersive installation “A Conversation With Myself” to experience isolation.

David Johns, Donald Scott Bray, Donna Wells, Felicity Somerset, Jessica Lin, Lori Ryerson, Lorie Slater, Margit Koivisto, Michael Sachter, Paul Brandejs, Rita Wong, W. Stephen Cooper