Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
DK Photo Group, Compilation 2005-2006, 14 x 11
DK Photo Group, Compilation 2005-2006
2006 Open Exhibition

Group Exhibition
Forgotten: The Art of Decay

May 1–June 4, 2006
Steam Whistle Brewery
255 Bremner Blvd The Roundhouse
Artists Jay Morrison
Mathew Merrett
Steve Jacobs
Sean Galbraith
Russell Brohier

Beauty in decay and abandonment... in rust,
peeling paint, in neglect. This permeates and
informs the work of D K Photo Group. Though
similar subject matter there is a distinct and
individual perspective to each body of work. All six
artists bring a sensibility of seeing the richness of
the moment as the artifacts of our social past, and
in doing so a realisation of what is beautiful on
many levels. What now lies decaying in its
dormancy was once kinetic and a testament to
lives lived, and the ephemeral nature of our
existence is underscored in the historical social
fabric that is evidenced in these environs. What
was entrenched in the everyday and the mundane,
now is resplendent as though keep a silent vigil.

Curated by Russell Brohier

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