November 10 – December 15, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 7–9 pm
placeholder is a collection of photographic constructions engaged with imperfectly replicating spatial memory. Analog photographic processes are used alongside digital and experimental means of image capture including photogrammetry, desktop recording, and flatbed scanning. Compositing these sources results in images that refute the notion of accurate portrayal, favouring instead a frustrated sentimental muddling. The expected precision in these acts of documentation buckles as surfaces interlace and layers seep into one another and congeal. Perimeters become faulty, a hard edge wilts as disparate surfaces negotiate their meeting through generative fills and meticulous mending.
Still life configurations are arranged in accordance with rituals of etiquette or habitude, alluding to a certain domestic mysticism. A formal table setting, a groove worn into the floor, a game played wordlessly with a close friend. Many of the works feature glassware, personal artifacts, or objects that easily absorb projected sentimentality. Preserving intimate fictions and heirloom stand ins. As with time, objective details lose their dominance scenes instead lean into small details which overrun: the texture of a floor, a soft fringe of a towel, a patterned wall. An affectionately faulty screen.
Tuesdays–Fridays 12–6 pm
Saturdays 12–4 pm