Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Ryan Van Der Hout, Pink Vases, 2006, Photogram
Ryan Van Der Hout, Pink Vases, 2006
2007 Open Exhibition

Ryan Van Der Hout
Vanitas and the Death of the Darkroom

May 10–31, 2007
Engine Gallery
1112 Queen St W

Ryan Van Der Hout’s photograms of Trees, Fruit,
Flowers and
Figures are luminous, their depth a startling
contrast to the
negative space surrounding them. A photogram is
created by
placing objects on photo-sensitive material then
exposing it to
light. The unparalleled detail of the silhouette
created captures
the object’s truth. The richness of the hues
expresses its
essence. The ephemeral nature of the subjects
foreshadows the
death of the darkroom.

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.