Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Evan Penny, No One - In Particular #9, Series 2, 2006
Evan Penny, No One - In Particular #9, Series 2, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Evan Penny
Evan Penny

April 28–May 26, 2007
Birch Libralato
129 Tecumseth St

Evan Penny,
known internationally for his hyperrealist
sculptures,
here presents the first solo show in Toronto of his
photographic works. Penny’s photography
straddles the line
between documentation and fictive scene. They
are
photographs of his sculptures, which in turn are 3-
D
meditations on photography.

Penny’s No
One - In
Particular
series undermines the factual ground
of the
photographic portrait, presenting believable images
of entirely
fictitious individuals. Each figure is a sheer act of
invention,
rooted in no real encounter or particular referent.
The work
contradicts the primacy of photography’s role in
telling the
truth, and points to this implicit uncertainty in all
representations of the real.

Evan Penny is represented by Trépanier Baer
Gallery in
Calgary and Sperone Westwater in New York.

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Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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