Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
©John Oswald, detail from the chronophotic after Rembrandt
©John Oswald, detail from the chronophotic after Rembrandt
2006 Featured Exhibition

John Oswald
AFTER ALWAYS BEFORE

April 13–May 14, 2006
Edward Day Gallery
952 Queen St W

John Oswald continues to represent the human
figure in
situations where movies don’t move and
photographs are
rarely still. An exhibition of new work at the
Edward Day
Gallery coincides with Oswald’s installation of
trompe l’oeil
images in three transit shelters at the intersection
of Queen
Street West and Shaw Street. The exhibition in the
gallery,
cosponsored
by Images Festival, features photographs, screens
and projections and some chronophotics – which
are
simultaneously
photography and video. Oswald’s work is about
metamorphosis and his images, captured
individually and
later brought together digitally, create complex
portraiture.

John Oswald is a multi-disciplinary artist, a
media/sound artist,
composer, performer (saxophone), dancer and
photographer.
In 2004, he was the recipient of the Governor
General’s Award,
and for his previous exhibition at Edward Day, the
Untitled
Art Award for Best Show in a Commercial Gallery.
He is well
known for his plunderphonics, which involves
using samples
of existing recordings to create a new work. In
recent years,
his
work premiered at the Boston Symphony Hall and
the Museum
of Technology in Vienna, and his pieces have been
performed
by the CBC Orchestra and the National Ballet of
Canada.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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