Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Oscar Wolfman, Jerimiah, 2008
Oscar Wolfman, Jerimiah
Oscar Wolfman, Korban
Oscar Wolfman, Korban
Oscar Wolfman, Yael and Sisera
Oscar Wolfman, Yael and Sisera
2017 Open Exhibition

Oscar Wolfman
De/Generative: The Queer Jewish Photography of Oscar Wolfman

May 2–26, 2017
Queen Gallery
382 Queen St E

This retrospective of the late Toronto photographer Wolfman (1956-2011) focuses on his transgressive yet deeply reverent queering of Jewish spirituality and culture. Large-format archival prints reference the Italian settecento in lush reimaginings of biblical scenes. Meditations on Jewish ritual practices provocatively foreground their homoerotic valence. The deeply humane relation of Wolfman’s camera to the inner life of his subjects is perhaps the purest distillation of his spirituality.

Curated by Mahrokh Ahankhah & David Townsend

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.