Samuel de Lange & Jackson Klie: empty room, silver mirror
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
empty room, silver mirror
Samuel de Lange, Jackson Klie
Exhibition Dates: March 11 – April 9, 2022
Rooted in archival infrastructures and practices of storage, arranging and sorting, artists Samuel de Lange and Jackson Klie explore images in transition. Both artists consider caches of information and images contained within an internet database and a disused mine. Through these two artistic projects, presented in parallel by Gallery 44, the artists consider the alchemy of the storage and classification of images.
Download the exhibition catalogue including, accompanying text written by Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Lillian O’Brien Davis, here.
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Rooted in archival infrastructures and practices of storage, arranging and sorting, artists Samuel de Lange and Jackson Klie create a repository of research and reference materials which engages in the gestures of sifting through information. The materials available online provide insight into the research process of de Lange and Klie’s exhibition at Gallery 44. Web platform design by Matt Nish-Lapidus. Visit the web project.
Samuel de Lange (b. Woodstock, Ontario 1989; lives and works in Hamilton) graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA (Honours) in Studio Art and a minor in Art History (2014). He was the national winner of the 2014 BMO 1st Art! prize. Recent exhibitions include beyond the bush garden: Muzzin and de Lange, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario, 2016; Citrinitas, YYZ Window, 2014; One Night Stand (with Sam de Lange), Immigration Office, Bremen, Germany, 2014; and The Lamp and the Laboratory, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario 2014.
Jackson Klie works with image based media to investigate the anxieties of contemporary photography. By expanding on ideas of the contingency and performativity of images and archives, his multidisciplinary practice highlights the slippery nature of identity. He received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2019, and a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University in 2013.
Exhibition Dates: March 11 – May 28, 2022
Elnaz Mansouri’s series Winter Abstracts consists of three aerial images of the Canadian landscape during wintertime. The series depicts landscape scenes that are reminiscent of minimalistic illustrations and child-like drawings. With the use of a drone, these images capture the artist’s suburban neighbourhood. Mansouri describes her practice saying “Nature is a mirror to my identity, and I continuously build upon my definition of “home” through observing and reflecting in the landscape”. Mansouri’s work has been published on platforms such as National Geographic and Canadian Geographic.
Elnaz Mansouri is a Toronto-based visual artist working in the fields of photography, video, and 3D art. Her work is focused on subjects regarding abstraction and re-imagination of surrounding environments and landscapes, while experimenting with conceptual ideas inspired by magical realism. She is currently studying Masters of Fine Art at Iceland University of The Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.
Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.
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