known internationally for his hyperrealist
here presents the first solo show in Toronto of his
photographic works. Penny’s photography
straddles the line
between documentation and fictive scene. They
photographs of his sculptures, which in turn are 3-
meditations on photography.
One - In
Particular series undermines the factual ground
photographic portrait, presenting believable images
fictitious individuals. Each figure is a sheer act of
rooted in no real encounter or particular referent.
contradicts the primacy of photography’s role in
truth, and points to this implicit uncertainty in all
representations of the real.
Evan Penny is represented by Trépanier Baer
Calgary and Sperone Westwater in New York.