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Toronto

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Exhibition Detail
Clear Cut
401 Richmond Street West
Suite #120
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Canada


January 11th, 2013 - February 16th, 2013
Opening: 
January 11th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Rock Face Aqua , Letha WilsonLetha Wilson, Rock Face Aqua ,
2011, Resin, fiberglass, paint, unique c-print, hole in wall
© Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
still from Crown  , Nadine BariteauNadine Bariteau, still from Crown ,
video/performance, 28 minutes looped
© Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
At the base of the mountain , Regan GoldenRegan Golden, At the base of the mountain ,
2011, hand-cut digital lightjet c-print and graphite transfer drawing
© Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Though landscape photography has a varied and rich history, the exhibition Clear Cut at Gallery 44 proves that there is room for innovation within this venerated tradition. Artists Letha Wilson, Regan Golden and Nadine Bariteau represent a new, exciting school of artists engaging landscape, who are applying a tactile, sculptural approach to their practice with the aim of both reasserting the artist’s hand in the digital age and bringing attention to environmental issues. These artists, in particular, punch, cut, perform and sculpt their way forward to bring us original critiques on our culture of consumerism.

Bariteau’s single-channel video, Crown, follows the journey of an oversized pack of water bottles from purchase to disposal.

Golden’s diptychs consisting of photographic prints and graphite transfer drawings, trace and cut the contours of a forest that was cut down to make way for a subdivision.

Wilson’s photo-sculptural artworks involve cutting, punching, pouring and other physical acts in relating the experience of a natural landscape.

Artist Biography

Nadine Bariteau is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in printmaking, sculpture, installation and video. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal and completed her MFA at Toronto's York University. 

Regan Golden is an artist and writer based in Iowa City, Indiana. Golden earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a BA from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Indiana. 

Letha Wilson was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  Wilson received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, and her BFA from Syracuse University.

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