Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sonja Scharf, Persephone Offering Pomegranates,2005, C-Print, 34.5
Sonja Scharf, Persephone Offering Pomegranates,2005
2007 Open Exhibition

Sonja Scharf, Russell Brohier
Theatrics

May 1–June 1, 2007
First Canadian Place Gallery
100 King St W, St Level

Theatrics exhibition brings together two artists
who are inspired by fiction of the past.

Sonja Scharf, through her use of period costumes
and props, constructs rich historical photo-based
narratives inspired by Renaissance and Pre-
Raphaelite great master painters, while
photographer Russell Brohier captures the decay
of time and neglect on abandoned architectural
sites.
Brohier’s images of the Satler Theatre in Buffalo
present a once plush, ornate house of staged
assembly that has since deteriorated through its
dormancy. The presence of past eras prevails
through the contemporary lens of both artists,
encouraging a renaissance of staged dreams
through the lens of the camera.

Curated by Kelly McCray, 2007.

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