Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Rescue Effort, 2006, degital C. Print, 42 x 86
Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Rescue Effort, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Carlos & Jason Sanchez
New Works

May 1–31, 2007
Christopher Cutts Gallery
21 Morrow Ave N

Unease,
discomfort, and,
occasionally, outright fear are the main currents of
the
theatrically staged photographs that comprise
Carlos and
Jason Sanchez’s best known work. Their new
photographs
deal with similar themes, employing digital and
theatrical
staging techniques. Melding players and objects
from studio
sets with “characters” and “backdrops” from the
uneasy,
discomfited moments of everyday life, the
Sanchezes
assemble different times and spaces into narrative
tableaus.
What endures throughout the Sanchez Brothers’
oeuvre are
images so effectively constructed that the unreal
seems
factual. This is intentional, as many images portray
or are
inspired by real-life personal experiences and true
stories
from the media. As such, these artists’ work
serves as a
reflection of the times in which we live, as well as
of the web of
personal tensions we negotiate daily, an unending
slide
between escape and entrapment, freedom and
imprisonment.

The ultimate challenge of photography, the
Sanchezes say, is
“to successfully express an idea in one single
frame” – a
challenge their constructive processes and florid
imaginations
meet, to great effect, again and again.

Carlos and Jason Sanchez also show a public
installation for
CONTACT; see Exhibitions>Public Installations for
details.

Artist talk May 5 – see Events>Lectures for details.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.