Peyton Keeler-Cox: Questions Nobody Asked Me

Peyton Keeler-Cox, What’s Left of Us Now, 2022, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

Peyton Keeler-Cox: Questions Nobody Asked Me

Exhibition on View
March 6 – April 6, 2024

Opening Reception
March 6, 2024 | 6–8 pm

The Image Centre (IMC)
33 Gould St., Toronto

Celebrate the opening of Peyton Keeler-Cox’s new exhibition, Questions Nobody Asked Me, in The Image Centre’s Student Gallery on Wednesday, March 6, 6–8 pm. Keeler-Cox pays homage to the memory of her late neighbour, photographing the spaces of his home and his possessions, while alluding to her presence as the caretaker of his stories.

Free, no registration required.

Peyton Keeler-Cox, His Story Now, 2022, vinyl. Courtesy of the artist

About the Exhibition

In Questions Nobody Asked Me Peyton Keeler-Cox presents a series of photographs that connect to themes of memory, loss, grief, and care. Over many years, Keeler-Cox and her family developed a deep relationship with their neighbour Roy Burkett. Before his passing, Roy entrusted the family with the management of his estate. It is here, in Roy’s home, that Keeler-Cox pays homage to the memory of this friendship, taking photographs of spaces and possessions, and herself in relationship with them, and him. Keeler-Cox was the last person to see Roy alive. In this touching project, her photographs aim to bring his memory back into the house’s bare rooms and insert her presence as the caretaker of his remembrances and stories.

About the Artist

Peyton Keeler-Cox is a photographer and storyteller with a BFA in Photography Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University. Drawing on themes of personal memory, grief, truth, and belonging, her practice investigates and activates the family archive to process and respond to lived experiences.

Peyton Keeler-Cox is the recipient of the Production Award in memory of George Fleischmann, in support of this exhibition. Keeler-Cox was also awarded the IMC Student Gallery solo exhibition award for Max Ex in 2023.


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Media Sponsors: The Toronto Star and blogTO

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Upcoming Public Programs

Tanenbaum Lecture | Deborah Turbeville: Beyond Fashion
Nathalie Herschdorfer
Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 6 pm
School of Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University
122 Bond Street, room IMA-307 (third floor)

Special Exhibition Tour: Stories from the Picture Press
Gaëlle Morel and Rachel Verbin
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 6 pm

All events take place at The Image Centre (33 Gould St., Toronto) unless otherwise noted.


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