Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Martin Weinhold, Ben Cleveland, Truck Driver, 2006, ,   x
Martin Weinhold, Ben Cleveland, Truck Driver, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Jesse Boles, Martin Weinhold
WorkSpace

May 2–June 30, 2007
Goethe-Institut Gallery
163 King St W

WorkSpace is a commissioned exhibition of
photo
portraits
of working people by Berlin artist Martin Weinhold in
dialogue with industrial landscape photography by
Toronto
artist Jesse Boles. Both artists offer carefully
composed
series of images that convey meaning through
multifaceted
relationships created between individual
photographs of their
respective series and through interplay between
their two
different bodies of work. The exhibition explores
the hidden
interactions between people and their
workspaces, as well
as between place and time, as constructions
determined by
artistic choices and co-defined by the possibilities
of a specific
art form – in this case, photography. Weinhold
presents
images that are constructions on several levels,
juxtaposing
“the atmosphere of a space, the individual attitude
of a
personality and the choreography of professional
activity,”
while Boles points out that his landscapes, realistic
though
they may seem, are “a fiction constructed by
elimination”:
that elimination being the loss of landscape
itself.

WorkSpace is accompanied by a film
series on
labour. See venue website for full details.

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Photography Festival

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