Upcoming Artists Shift Boundaries of Photography
Ottawa, Canada - April 27, 2000
La photographie en pleine mutation grâce à des artistes de la relève
On 19 May, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography launches a new exhibition that brings together some of the country's most exciting upcoming artists. The nine artists featured in the exhibition Shifting Sites push the boundaries of the medium, literally sculpting, quilting, and weaving fragments together in order to create new representations of the land and the body.
The artists Yves Arcand, Rosaura Guzman Clunes, Susan Coolen, Janieta Eyre, Ramona Ramlochand, Eugénie Shinkle, Greg Staats, Andrea Szilasi, and Joanne Tremblay use pieces of snapshots, multiple views, staged images, and images drawn from popular media to construct works that depict their understanding of the world around them.
The works range from Eyre's campy self-portraits to Arcand's multiple perspectives of everyday sites in Québec, to Coolen's poetic portrait quilt of snapshots of items washed ashore near a Nova Scotia village. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated brochure with an essay by CMCP assistant curator Andrea Kunard.
On Sunday 21 May at 2 pm, visitors can get an in-depth look at the works of Yves Arcand. The artist will lead a tour of his works in the exhibition and discuss how they interpret the relationship between culture and nature.
Then, on Sunday 25 June at 2 pm, Andrea Kunard will conduct a tour of the exhibition and offer insights from her perspective as a curator.
Shifting Sites will be shown at CMCP until 17 September 2000. Afterwards it will be circulated as part of the museum's travelling exhibitions program.
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CMCP is an affiliate museum of the National Gallery of Canada.