Steven Beckly: Framework
November 9 to December 9, 2016
Opening: Wednesday November 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
121 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, ON M6R 2K9
Curated by Blair Swann
Framework is a colour transparency installed in the window frame of curator Blair Swann’s apartment door. Rotated over the course of the exhibition and illuminated by the changing light of day, the installation offers multiple ways of looking at a picture. Fluid in content and form, the work questions the fixity of its photographic frame through the destabilization of its four borders.
As an artist and curator, Blair Swann has worked on exhibitions, residencies, and publications. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Art Editor of the University of Toronto’s Hart House Review. Recent curatorial projects include Ghost Story, a group exhibition at XPACE Cultural Centre, and The Door, a new window space that he programs from his home. Swann received his BA from the University of Toronto in 2016.
The Door is an accessible, street-level window space that is viewable 24 hours.
The exhibition is accompanied by a poem in four parts co-authored by Lindsay Miles, Amanda Norsworthy, and Fan Wu.