Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 116, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, 77 x 58. Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo.
Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 116
Jill Greenberg, 160125 Painting 265, 2016. Archival pigment print,
58 x 77”. Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo.
Jill Greenberg, 160125 Painting 265
Jill Greenberg, 160128 Painting 0631, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, 77 x 58. Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo.
Jill Greenberg, 160128 Painting 0631
2016 Featured Exhibition

Jill Greenberg

May 1–31, 2016
Bau-Xi Photo
350 Dundas St W

Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to present "Paintings," a bold new series by photographer Jill Greenberg. Known internationally for her playful portraits, signature lighting, and post-production techniques, Greenberg now experiments with paint as her photographic subject, a venture that radically challenges ideas about medium, process, and originality. These “paintings” are single-edition archival pigment prints that study the interaction between light and the painted surface. Glossy, wet smears of gouache ooze toward mounds of dry, powdered pigment in a lively textural exchange; brushstrokes are blown up to reveal complex combinations of multi-dimensional colour. The final photograph—and the sole artistic object, since Greenberg destroys the original—flattens the surface of the initial painting, crops its organic form, and magnifies its properties. Greenberg’s resulting images are intense visual stimuli that seem to push paint to its absolute limit as it begins to verge on the surreal. "Paintings" is a series of engrossing images that at once indulge and deny the senses, revealing provocative surfaces in which paint and photography are each other’s muse.

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.