Earlier this year we kicked off our Open Curation program, which encouraged budding curators and artists to get involved in a casual conversation about visual art.
“Beyond just aesthetics, there is an underlying humor and isolation to many of my photographs. I am particularly drawn to the life of inanimate objects and infrastructure— architecture, nature, objects and their relation to one another.”
“You were the one leaning on history, the one inking smokestacks and empty trains, the one viewing frames from the floor. Leaving you was like shedding a skin, and I had to keep writing on the shell until it was over. My body knew before I did.”
Artist Edie Sunday invites us to delve into scenes of a wonderfully dreamlike state: a place where we ponder what is real and what is not, and where the surreal intertwines with the fragile.
“The glances, the landscape, two colors, the natural environment, the artifice of the human personalities and the artifice of a camera.”
Postma plays with the idea of displacement through the creation of emotive images depicting static forms. She has an enduring interest in our unconscious relationships to the spaces we exist in.
“Through my photos I wish to present a new take on the human body and explore its infinite capabilities. Unlike photography that seeks to reveal the feelings of the objects portrayed through the use of faces and expressions, I shift my focus to the complete freedom pertained by the image of a human body.”
“Teco Barbero, a blind photographer and friend, told me that he asked a photographer to describe one of his photos. His friend told him that, if model hadn’t blinked, his picture would be perfect.”
Capturing the multi-faceted aesthetics that compose urban life in Montreal has been, to this keen-eyed photographer, a daily ritual since his arrival in the city in 2015.
“I can feel that everything around me is full of life, even what I can’t see with my own eyes. This is what I want to transmit to the person looking at my photo.”