Sara Angelucci: Undergrowth / Brousailles Book Signing

Undergrowth / Brousailles (ECW Press, 2023)

Sara Angelucci
Undergrowth / Brousailles

Book Signing: Saturday, April 29, 12–3 p.m.
Stephen Bulger Gallery (Reading Room), Toronto

The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present a book signing with Sara Angelucci in the Reading Room gallery at 12–3 p.m. on April 29, with a selection of works on display. The event will honour the release of Undergrowth / Brousailles (ECW Press, 2023). Call or email the gallery to pre-order your copy.

Video still from Ghost Orchard, 2022

For more than 20 years, Toronto photo-based artist Sara Angelucci has transformed found photographs and created images exposing the cultural and historical conditions outside the image frame. Her work brings attention to the social forces that generate the language of photography. Her series Aviary — which morphs extinct and endangered birds with 19th-century cartes-de-visite portraits — reveals the colonizing role the camera played in capturing animals for consumption. In her current work, Nocturnal Botanical Ontario, images of entwined native and invasive plants — made with a digital scanner — pay homage to photography as a tool of scientific inquiry. These complex botanical compositions uncover the impacts of settler colonialism and global trade on our ecology. Through acts of empathy, embodiment, and envisioning, the images and essays in Undergrowth seek to reconcile our fraught relationship with the natural world, addressing one of the most critical issues of our time.

Arboretum, Man/Woman, Pines, inkjet print, 2016

Undergrowth is a co-publication by ECW Press and Art Gallery Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury.

Stephen Bulger Gallery
1356 Dundas S. W.
Toronto, ON, M6J 1Y2

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Accessibility: The gallery is partially accessible, with a level entrance, an accessible washroom, wide and unobstructed pathways, and automatic doors at the entrance.