The Painted Photograph

05 May 2005 - 19 Nov 2006

This exhibition presents the beautiful works of David Bierk, Sarah Nind, and Jaclyn Shoub, which combine photography and painting. The artists’ use of both media expresses contemporary concerns about the relationship of nature and culture, originality and replication, and tradition and modernity. For Sarah Nind, the photograph is a static reproduction of reality that must be augmented to convey ideas of a more spiritual nature. Jaclyn Shoub comments on modern life by using painterly processes that intervene with photographs of urban subject matter. David Bierk’s images merge aspects of modernity and tradition to explore the present and past forces that shape contemporary existence.Organized and presented by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.