Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
June 24 – July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: June 24, 6 – 9 pm
Mike Andrew McLean
Proof is Gallery 44′s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography. Proof 18 showcases the work of Steven Beckly, Linda-Marlena BucholtzRoss, Jenna Edwards, Tad Hozumi, Mike Andrew McLean and Elise Windsor. Sincere thanks to Isabel Martínez for her timely essay on image-making and viewing in an age of image saturation within our virtual image culture.
The artists in Proof 18 create works that reflect on photography’s inherent faculties, and versatility. They examine the phenomena of light, utilize the still image to fabricate illusions, recontextualize the found or unintended, and bring together endangered and new technologies in interesting ways. – excerpt from Proof 18 essay by Isabel M. Martínez