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'Let There Be Light' at Angell Gallery, Toronto

"White Vessel (ceramic pin-hole camera) & Ghost Image," 2018 Tim Roda Clay, slip, tape Camera 14 x 7 x 7 inches; Silver gelatin photograph, unique 5.5 x 7.75 inches
(Courtesy: Angell Gallery)

Angell Gallery is currently hosting a group exhibition, titled "Let There Be Light".

The exhibition features a collection of works by seven Toronto and New York-based artists who produce photo imagery using in-camera and darkroom processes. The artists featured in the exhibition include: Isabel M. Martinez, Liz Nielsen, Katarina Riopel, Tim Roda, Alison Rossiter, Sarah Sands Phillips and Jim Verburg. The exhibition features works that capture the spirit of various techniques in their handling of light as a material, and the camera and darkroom as tools and sites of experimentation.

"Tim Roda and Jim Verburg sensitively employ 'outmoded' equipment, such as photocopiers and pin-hole cameras, in their work. The delicate regulation of light by Isabel M. Martinez within the camera and the careful exposure of vintage photo papers by Alison Rossiter in the darkroom result in floating dream-like abstract forms. Fleeting light effects migrate between the digital and analogue realms in Sarah Sands Phillips' and Katarina Riopel's works, while Liz Nielsen’s arrangements of layered and coloured transparencies produce vibrant and playful images. Each artist, in their own way, beautifully demonstrates that the poetic potential of light remains an enduring area of artistic inspiration and experimentation," the Angell Gallery writes.

Isabel M. Martinez has exhibited internationally in solo and curated group shows in galleries, art centres, festivals and biennials in Canada, UK, USA, Chile, France, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and The Netherlands; most recently, at the Museo Nacional de la Fotografia (Bogota) andTheoretische Kunstprojecte (The Hague).

Katarina Riopel is a Montreal based photographer who attained her BFA Photography from Concordia University, Montreal.

Tim Roda received his MFA in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Roda’s work deals with content that is not so common in contemporary art – the familial.

Alison Rossiter lives and works in Nova Scotia, Canada. The visual artist makes photographs without actually using a camera.

Sarah Sands Phillips has an interdisciplinary practice encompassing painting, sculpture, photography, and experimental film.

Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. Through an experimental process rooted in mindfulness and intentionality, Verburg explores the dynamic interplay between the physicality and emotionality of his materials.


The exhibition will be on view through June 16, 2018, at Angell Gallery, 1444 Dupont St #15, Toronto, ON M6P 4H3, Canada.

For details visit: http://angellgallery.com

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.

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