Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Tess Roby, Hood Detail, 2017. Archival pigment print, 28 x 42”.
Tess Roby, Hood Detail
Tess Roby, Reflection, Montreal, 2018. Archival pigment print, 28 x 42”.
Tess Roby, Reflection, Montreal
Tess Roby, Reflection, Venice, 2017. Archival pigment print, 28 x 42”.
Tess Roby, Reflection, Venice
Tess Roby, Blue Mountains, 2017. Archival pigment print, 28 x 42”.
Tess Roby, Blue Mountains
2018 Featured Exhibition

Tess Roby
LIKE WATER, A WINDOW

April 28–June 17, 2018
Harbourfront Centre – Photo Passage
235 Queens Quay West , York Quay Centre

When a reflection is unclear, no longer reminiscent of the image it casts back, reality becomes abstracted. Remnants of dreamlike spaces, Tess Roby’s photographs present minute everyday occurrences that blur visual boundaries. A sense of stillness arises from her images, creating a realm where time is suspended and windows are often left open.

Roby is a Toronto-born, Montreal-based photographer and musician. Capturing traces of her travels, Roby abstracts the urban landscape and architecture of the cities she wanders in, finding sublimity in the commonplace and delicately revealing its beauty. Shot on 35mm film, her photographs exhibit the unmistakable grain of the medium and ethereally capture the passage of time, exposing and transforming unexpected subtleties through her lens.

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.