Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Bos, Diane, Chateau de Gudanes, France, 2004, Silver gelatin print, 40
Bos, Diane, Chateau de Gudanes, France, 2004
2006 Featured Exhibition

Diane Bos
Apparitions

May 6–27, 2006
Wynick/Tuck Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Ste 128

“Apparition” can refer to the appearance of
something ghostly,
unexpected or unusual, an apt description of
Dianne Bos’ pinhole
camera images. A darkened, almost-sealed box,
the pinhole
camera seems to magically absorb physical space,
thereby
changing it. Bos mediates the complexities of
traveling between
cultures with her pinhole box, from the foothills of
the Rockies
to the banks of the river Seine, capturing the
essence of each
place; its architectural icons and travel
destinations. But the
particularly uncanny thing about Bos’ photographs
of captive
places is the way even expansive vistas like
beaches and
forests feel contained. It is as if place and space
truly ends at
the horizon line of her images, at the seams of her
pinhole’s
interior. “By eliminating people from the scenes for
the most
part,” says Bos, “you see our effects on the
world; how fleeting
our time here is, but how much we affect our
surroundings.”

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