Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Isabel M. Martinez, A Long Metaphor for Insomnia, 2018. Chromogenic print, 40 x 32. © Isabel M. Martinez. Courtesy of the artist
Isabel M. Martinez, A Long Metaphor for Insomnia, 2018. Chromogenic print, 40 x 32". © Isabel M. Martinez. Courtesy of the artist
Open Call Exhibition

Isabel M. Martinez
These Things Take Time

May 4–June 1
Reception: May 11, 2–4pm

Angell Gallery
1444 Dupont St Unit 15


Hours:
Wed–Sat 12pm–5pm

Using analogue methods, Isabel M. Martínez distills the medium of photography to its key elements: light, time, and chemistry. Shapes are delineated through masking, and burnt onto negatives by light precisely regulated as it enters the camera. Forms float atop rippling textures derived from tampering with the film’s emulsion. Viewing Martínez’s images prompts contemplation of elemental forms of consciousness. Her works appear to vibrate, emitting a silent hum that is mysterious, transfixing and moving.

Curated by Bill Clarke

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.