Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Victoria Piersig, Doomed, 2011
Victoria Piersig, Doomed
Victoria Piersig, Neko Island, 2011
Victoria Piersig, Neko Island
Victoria Piersig, Penguin and Bark Europa, 2011
Victoria Piersig, Penguin and Bark Europa
2012 Open Exhibition

Victoria Piersig
Disembodied Landscape

May 5–27, 2012
Arcadia Gallery
680 Queens Quay W

Taken aboard the historic tall ship Bark Europa, Piersig’s photos transport the viewer to an earlier era, before cruise liners commercialized the Southern Ocean. Piersig juxtaposes images of a sailor’s connection to the sea with the ethereal and brutal quality of Antarctica. She undermines idealized visions of penguins living in frozen seascapes, choosing to show an unforgiving nature in a land devoid of scale and time—and the human effort required for such a quest.

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.