Anne Freeman: Holding Place

Anne Freeman, Unkept 3, 2022, cyanotype on watercolour paper, 18″ x 24″

Holding Place: recent work by Anne Freeman

June 9 – 29, 2004
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 9, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Third Floor Hallway Galleries, Youngplace, Toronto

This June at Youngplace, Toronto artist Anne Freeman brings together a selection of her work from three years of intense exploration. Three linked groups of pieces playfully fill the hallway galleries.

Freeman’s suites of cyanotypes transform shadows into forms in motion. Rhythmic repetitions and collapsing order take the compositions beyond simple shapes and absences and translate this often nostalgic medium into a thoroughly contemporary language.

Anne Freeman, Town, 2022, colour photograph

The cyanotypes mingle with photographs of discarded objects, weeds and fragments found in formal and informal dumps. Juxtaposed, the different types of images offer contrasting but connected modes of examination.

During the pandemic, Freeman explored the ‘backside landscapes’ of Toronto’s alleyways, gathering hundreds of snapshots and assembling them into seamless ribbons of collage in the series Laneway Suite.

The work is luminous, piercing and witty at times, conveying the sense that all is fragile, and all will change.

Artist website:

180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Youngplace is an accessible venue.