Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
James Nizam, Lathes, Illumincations Series, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 40”x32”, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary
James Nizam, Lathes, Illumincations Series
Sylvie Bélanger, 11:50, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary
Sylvie Bélanger, 11:50
James Nizam, Railing, Illumincations Series, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 40”x32”, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary
James Nizam, Railing, Illumincations Series
Sylvie Bélanger, 11:05, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary
Sylvie Bélanger, 11:05
2016 Featured Exhibition

James Nizam, Sylvie Bélanger
Mnemonic Landscape / 15.7.15@10:30

April 30–June 4, 2016
Birch Contemporary
129 Tecumseth St

Birch Contemporary is pleased to present solo exhibitions by Vancouver-based artist James Nizam and Toronto-based artist Sylvie Bélanger. Nizam’s Mnemonic Landscape focuses on the state between presence and absence, and illumination and erasure, tackling the material of “the trace” as it moves into and out of dissolution. New ways to affix the photographic medium to alternative representations emerge, wherein a fragment, artifact, photograph, or sculpture become one and the same. Within this framework, Mnemonic Landscape unveils the photographic possibilities for the still image to activate space.

Sylvie Bélanger’s audio/photographic installation, 15.7.15@10:30, addresses how photography has become a celebration of “visibility” within the technological world of cellphones, social media, and global satellite imaging. For this experimental, site-specific installation, Bélanger uses large-scale photography in conjunction with the surrounding architectural space of the gallery, to the point where the boundary between the “real” and “constructed” becomes almost indistinguishable.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
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