Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Karin Bubas, Woman on Bench, 2006, C-print, 60 x 60 inches
Karin Bubas, Woman on Bench, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Karin Bubas
Studies in Landscape and Wardrobe

April 19–May 27, 2007
Monte Clark Gallery
55 Mill St, Bldg 2

Studies in Landscape and Wardrobe is a
collection of
new works by Karin Bubas that emphasizes her
continuing
integration of human form and psychology into
compositions.
Bubas’ new images are large-scale C-prints
measuring five
feet
by five feet. Although they are framed, they are
devoid of
glass.
The removal of physical barriers between works
and viewers
heightens the voyeurism and intimacy invoked by
her images.
A distinctive positioning of the camera creates
suspense
and heightens viewer participation.

Bubas’ “Hitchcockian”
approach enables creation of a composition that is
dynamic
and tense, yet sensitive and moving. Her
landscape
composition
reflects strong influences from Michelangelo
Antonioni.
“Using the language of Hitchcock’s cinematography
and
Antonioni’s depiction of women (seemingly lost in
expansive
settings),” Bubas says, “I play the role of director
with my
friends
and create a series of images reminiscent of film
and
painting.”
Bubas’ approach plays on photography’s ability to
tell a
story through a single image or series of images.
The story
is never clear, but pieces are presented that could
fill in the
gaps. This open-ended storytelling style relates to
much
of current contemporary photography influenced
by myth,
fable and legend – or, as in Bubas’ case, film and
theatre.

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Photography Festival

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