Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Karen Ostrom, Smoking Gun, 2007 (detail)
Karen Ostrom, Smoking Gun, 2007 (detail)
2007 Lecture

Karen Ostrom

952 Queen St. W

Karen Ostrom’s cohesive body of narrative works
is based on a
performative approach to photography. A need to
examine more complex characters has evolved
into the
production of site-specific, cycloramic photographic
installations. Ostrom’s new installation at MOCCA,
Smoking Gun,
is a stampede which locates the viewer in its midst.
The work suspends notions of disbelief and invites
the viewer to
participate within the tension of the performance

Karen Ostrom, originally from British Columbia, lives
and works
in Brooklyn, New York. She was awarded the
Duke and
Duchess of York Prize in Photography by the
Canada Council in
2006. Her work has been exhibited at institutions,
galleries and
locations throughout Canada and the United States.

For details on Ostrom's installation at MOCCA, see

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