Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Charlie Engman, Mom with Plum, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
Charlie Engman, Mom with Plum
Charlie Engman, Mom on the Ground 2, 2018. Courtesy of the artist
Charlie Engman, Mom on the Ground 2
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
Charlie Engman, Mom, 2018. Installation on billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St, Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Charlie Engman, Mom
2018 Public Installation

Charlie Engman
Mom

April 30–June 3, 2018
Billboards at Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St
Dovercourt Rd and Dupont St

These four billboards feature photographs from Charlie Engman’s ongoing series Mom. In this quasi-collaborative, long-standing project, Engman’s mother has stepped into the role of muse and mannequin donning makeup, stylized hair, high-fashion and ubiquitous clothing for his camera. Throughout the series we observe a middle-aged, middle-American woman engaging with the possibilities of dress, gesture, and identity. The photographs momentarily unfix her from static visualizations of motherhood and womanhood, while challenging the relationships between parent and child, photographer and subject.

Presented in conjunction with Charlie Engman’s exhibition Mom at Scrap Metal.

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