Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Robyn Cumming, Untitled, 2006, C-print (45X60)
Robyn Cumming, Untitled, 2006
2007 Featured Exhibition

Robyn Cumming
LIttle Legs

May 3–June 4, 2007
XEXE Gallery
624 Richmond St. W.

Little Legs presents certain truths unearthed
by
photography’s
capabilities to explore the virtual, to explore things
often
hidden.
It is in small ruptures – a gesture, a texture or an
absurd
moment – that one can connect to something very
real and
yet
often manifest only in these fictions. The
constructed image
can act as a story that lends more insight than
reality ever
can.

“These images mine the allusive and intriguing
nature of
trauma. In attempting to manifest something that
one finds
incredibly hard to articulate, I have found trauma in
the
simplest
of places. In a thrift store drapery, my mother’s
finger,
a papered wall; it is here that sensations reveal
themselves.
Similar to the way your neck hair raises when
you’re walking
about and catch the dull scent of your
grandmother’s
face cream. It is in affective experience where the
everyday
can become extraordinary, where the most
mundane of
things can become infused with intense and
moving
significance.
For us to come across them is just a matter of luck.”

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

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Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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