Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Shelley Wildeman, Semi-natural State #10, 2011
Shelley Wildeman, Semi-natural State #10
Shelley Wildeman, Semi-natural State #2, 2011
Shelley Wildeman, Semi-natural State #2
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Shelley Wildeman,
2012 Open Exhibition

Shelley Wildeman
Semi-Natural State

May 1–31, 2012
Junction — Opticianado
2919 Dundas St W

Semi-Natural State is about urban parks—places that resemble nature but in idealized terms. Parks are a representation of rural life; they appear natural and sometimes wild, but are usually highly controlled by humans. Wildeman combines romantic, black-and-white landscape photographs with images of people, and uses a digital technique of layering within different colour channels. In these composite images, the passing of time and one’s brief presence in these places is felt.
 

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