Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Jackson Klie, Atlas and Heracles (they recognized each other like italics), 2019. Inkjet print.
Jackson Klie, Atlas and Heracles (they recognized each other like italics), 2019. Inkjet print.
Jackson Klie, Together/ Apart - 1, 2019. Inkjet print.
Jackson Klie, Together/ Apart - 1, 2019. Inkjet print.
Jackson Klie, Untitled (foundation), 2019. Inkjet print.
Jackson Klie, Untitled (foundation), 2019. Inkjet print.
Featured Exhibition

Jackson Klie
Bent Atlas

May 1–15
Reception: May 3, 6–10pm

Black Cat Artspace
2186 Dundas St W


Hours Wed–Sun 12pm–5pm

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.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.