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Gallery TPW Launches Silver Editions 2018

Gallery TPW’s Silver Editions returns with a new portfolio of works by Barbara Probst, Celia Perrin Sidarous and Dainesha Nugent-Palache. Silver Editions 2018 was unveiled on June 7th at an exclusive reception at the home of Pamela Meredith.

Now in its thirteenth year, Silver Editions provides art lovers and collectors alike with a rare opportunity to acquire a set of affordable, carefully curated prints, while directly supporting Gallery TPW’s mission and programs. Brought together for Silver Editions 2018, these works by Barbara Probst, Celia Perrin Sidarous, and Dainesha Nugent-Palache each produce curious relationships between the built environment, the “natural” world, and an (almost) invisible body. From the waxy limbs of an everyday houseplant, to the eroded structures of ancient Greece, to the body of a skater amid the largeness of New York’s Central Park, these images gesture to stories, frameworks, and other worlds that exist well beyond their frames.

SALES

Silver Editions is produced in an edition of 23 with 20 sets released for sale. A limited number of sets remain available for $1900 per set.

For the first time ever, each Silver Editions print is also available separately at an individual price point. Individual prices are listed below. Buyers can also receive a special 15% discount for purchasing any combination of two prints. For the best value, purchase all three for $1900—a 21% discount.

Purchase prints here.


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Barbara Probst, Study, 2011—$1100

For nearly two decades, New York– and Munich-based German artist Barbara Probst has used a remote-control device to simultaneously trigger the shutters of multiple cameras. Once these cameras have been placed within a given scene, she does not significantly alter the resulting photographs. But the occasional inclusion of tripods, lenses, and shutter-release cables within her pictures hints at how these images have been meticulously constructed. By rendering the same subject from distinct perspectives, Probst extends photography’s archetypal “decisive moment” and encourages viewers to patiently reconstruct its details. In addition to creating beautiful images, Probst encourages viewers to become amateur sleuths.

Probst has applied her signature technique to portraits, cityscapes, and still lifes to create artworks composed from as few as two or as many as thirteen individual photographs. This artwork, Study, depicts a lone skater gliding across the ice rink in New York’s Central Park. Two elevated cameras were positioned closely together, and the pictures fool our eyes: the skater appears not to move while the buildings behind her shift dramatically. This slight disconnect complicates a tranquil scene and defamiliarizes a familiar urban landmark.


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Celia Perrin Sidarous, Agora antique, Athènes, 2016—$850

Montreal-based artist Celia Perrin Sidarous uses photography, film, sculpture, and installations to reveal the layers of meaning that accrue to objects over time. Her meticulous arrangements, both within individual images and in her exhibitions, juxtapose the personal and the historical, the modern and the ancient, the ephemeral and the enduring. In bringing disparate items and scenes together, and by unifying them through her choices of composition and palette, Sidarous short-circuits our attempts to find specific references. Instead, her work evokes atmospheres—alternately light-filled and slightly melancholic, as in many of her landscapes, or tenebrous and reverential, as in her still lifes.

Agora antique, Athènes is part of her series Notte Coralli, first exhibited at the most recent Montreal Biennale. Large stones give evidence of both human intervention, in their right-angled edges, and the natural erosion that has altered them across millenia. Dusty pinks, warm grays, and a soft-blue sky bring to mind family-trip photographs shot on Kodak Ektachrome, a film stock that was immensely popularduring the second half of the twentieth century. The ancient Greek agora was a gathering place; in filtering the present through past eras, both recent and antiquated, Sidarous performs her own act of gathering.


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Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Fauxmo, 2018—$450

Through her performative video works and photographs, Toronto-based artist Dainesha Nugent-Palache explores the dichotomies and paradoxes inherent in representations of Afro-Caribbean identity. Her practice is concerned with visualizations of Black diaspora across pasts, presents, and speculative futures, producing portraits and other still life-based works. With an exuberant approach to colour and display, Nugent-Palache’s work often negotiates with forms of glamour, excess, and other photographic strategies inherent to the visual cultures of capitalism.

Fauxmo emerges from a recent suite of works by Nugent-Palache that interrogate the synthetic or incomplete ways the artist has been able to access her own heritage as a Canadian born in a diasporic Jamaican family. As the artist playfully upends photographic structures of framing, depth, and flatness, the fragmented houseplants in Fauxmo suggest a placelessness experienced by many first-generation Canadians: both here and elsewhere, tied to two countries yet rooted in neither. Like the title’s allusion to an oft-referenced condition of contemporary life—FOMO, or the fear of missing out—Nugent-Palache uses sumptuous colour and distinctive framing to produce an evocative world that we can never fully access.



SILVER SINGLES SALE: 2005—2017

Prints from prior sets are also available for purchase individually. For the month of June, we are celebrating Silver Editions with a special 15% discount on all prior prints. Visit our online store to browse available prints by Nadia Belerique, Vikky Alexander, Kotama Bouabane, Luis Jacob, Elizabeth Zvonar, Geoffrey James, Katherine Knight, and many more. Use code 15OFF at checkout.

THANK YOU

We would like to thank the participating artists and their dealers: Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Ceila Perrin Sidarous (Parisian Laundry), Barbara Probst (Murray Guy, Kuckei + Kuckei, Monica De Cardenas, and Bohman-Knäpper).

We would also like to thank our Silver Editions 2018 host Pamela Meredith, and sponsors Circuit Gallery, Superframe, and Stratus Vineyards.

Gallery TPW
170 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416-645-1066
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