Glamour. At once elusive and instantly recognizable, it’s a mysterious quality — epitomized by the sparkly gowns and shining faces at red-carpet premieres. But what happens once the cameras disappear? When the fantasy is over? Those are just some of the questions explored in a new exhibition, currently on view at the Ryerson Image Centre.
Few have heard of Pollards Point. If you google it, you’ll find the Wikipedia entry for the Bay on which it is located is merely a “stub” revealing only that “White Bay is a large bay in Newfoundland, Canada.” But for artist Jerry Ropson, Pollards Point is very much alive.
When he heard that the notorious Kingston Penitentiary
was due to close after 178 years, photographer Geoffrey James approached
Jan Allen, Curator of Kingston’s Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, about
creating a photographic record of the facility.
Lisette Model's famous Coney Island Bather, New York is bold and exuberant, revealing the eccentricities of human subjects with tenderness and humour. It is also one of over two hundred photographs donated to the National Gallery by the artist’s estate.
In this video, artist Vanessa Paschakarnis discusses her work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.
In this video, artist Luke Parnell discusses his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.
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