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Andrew Wright: Penumbra

White snowy tundra against black background

Andrew Wright: Penumbra

April 30–June 29, 2013

Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein

Co-presented with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

University of Toronto Art Centre

Andrew Wright’s explorations of form, light and photographic phenomena come together in the exhibition Penumbra to reveal an unexpected perspective on land, sea, and sky alike. This mid-career survey of works from 2001–13 underscores Wright’s interest in perception and the technologies of photography, from the camera obscura to digital capture. Through an approach that is often experimental, even playful at times, Wright’s highly refined works invite us to reconsider the ways we relate to and visualize the world around us. His rigorous practice intersecting conceptual and traditional forms of art making raises questions about the way we see.

Wright (b. Canada,1971) has exhibited his work widely, both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from organizations including the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Foundation for Innovation, and in 2011 received the inaugural BMW Exhibition Award at the CONTACT Festival. Wright has received critical acclaim for his work in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and The Globe & Mail. Wright lives in Ottawa and is represented there by Patrick Mikhail Gallery. He is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at the University of Ottawa.

Panel Talk

Friday May 3, 2013 6-8:30pm
Featuring Andrew Wright, Bonnie Rubenstein, Mark A. Cheetham
Video Documentation
University of Toronto Art Centre

Opening Reception

Friday May 3, 2013 6-8:30pm
University of Toronto Art Centre

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge project support from Manulife Financial, CONTACT’s Primary Exhibitions are supported by Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council, with additional support from Presenting Sponsor BMW Canada.

Title Image: detail of Andrew Wright, After Kurelek, 2012. Chromira print. 2 parts, each 127 x 170 cm.

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