Peter Friedrichsen: Perceptible | Imperceptible

Peter Friedrichsen, Barney Lake No. 2 (2022)

Propeller Art Gallery is pleased to present:

Peter Friedrichsen: Perceptible | Imperceptible
Landscapes in Solargraphy

May 11 – May 29, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 1 pm -5:30 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 29, 2 pm – 2:30 pm
Artist Present Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment
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Imagery of urban and rural landscapes are recorded through long exposure pinhole photography. Weeks to months of diurnal sunlight and fleeting winter conditions leave their impressions in a silver-gelatine paper emulsion. Unexpected influences of environment, light, colour, space, and time are revealed, providing an opportunity to re-interpret the photographic print.

Peter Friedrichsen, Cape Hurd Wetland No. 2 (2022)

A multitude of pinhole cameras were left outdoors for extended periods over the winter of 2021, 2022. Imagery from the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, and Toronto’s Don River Valley are presented. Solar cycles of mid-winter are captured and altered by environmental conditions of wind, rain, frost, ice, and dust. Integrated over time, the photo-chemistry and environmental effects converge unpredictably, imbuing an ethereal aesthetic to the final print.

The imagery invites questions of permanence and impermanence; how will these lands change over time under our near permanent sun? Can we find an equilibrium with the natural world that is sustainable?

A Scotiabank CONTACT photography festival event

Peter Friedrichsen is a photographer and alternative printmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He uses a minimalist approach to isolate subject matter while defocusing the complexity that surrounds it. An endless experimenter, he enjoys pushing the boundaries of alternative photography and has been a featured artist in books on the subject. He has exhibited both locally and internationally.

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Propeller Art Gallery
30 Abell Street, Toronto

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Propeller Art Gallery is an artist-run co-operative and exhibition space in Toronto’s Queen West Art + Design District that supports innovative, sustainable programming. Propeller garners critical acclaim and engages public interest by supporting the creative, curatorial, and commercial endeavours of artists. Its primary focus is to support member artists in their careers through innovative programming and practical professional experience including; exhibition design and installation, promotions, sales and fundraising. Propeller Gallery engenders a supportive community that heightens awareness and appreciation for the arts by providing captivating and inclusive programming, community building, networking, and partnership opportunities.