Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Laurie Kang, Studio Portrait, 2012
Laurie Kang, Studio Portrait
2012 Featured Exhibition

Laurie Kang
Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise

May 2–June 2, 2012
Gladstone Hotel - 3rd Floor
1214 Queen St W

Sitting at the intersection between photography, sculpture, collage and installation, Laurie Kang’s practice investigates the space between image and object. Examining the process of abstracting the everyday, her work disrupts the borders of the photograph to occupy three-dimensional space.

This exhibition uses the vehicle of the image—photographic paper—as a point of departure. The artist subjects the material to an array of manipulations, producing, in its final state, a multi-dimensional object. Her abstractions engage photography critically, calling for meditation on the layered act of looking. The adage “Empty vessels make the most noise” acknowledges the potential for failure in Kang’s process, injecting it with a sense of play and experiment.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
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