Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Ryan Foerster, Glenna picking apples, 2004, c print, 16 1/2  x 24
Ryan Foerster, Glenna picking apples, 2004
2006 Open Exhibition

Group Exhibition
Self Absorption and Theatricality in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

April 3–May 31, 2006
Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St W
Artists Jimmy Limit
Kyle Tryhorn
Ryan Foerster
Bruce LaBruce
Davida Nemeroff
Marc Couroux

Self Absorption and Theatricality addresses
tendencies in landscape,
still life and social photography within a culture of
instantaneous
archive. The urban mundane has reached
archetypal status. And this
does not inhibit artists from innovating on a level of
the iconic
image, and choosing to meet the criteria of an
aesthetic rather than
the essence of the unique authorial style.
Randomness, spontaneity,
and the candid snap, are intertwined in this
rumination on works that
involve obsessive social scenarios and surprising
takes on landscape.

Curated by Daniel Borins

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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