Chris Curreri: Something Something
April 30–May 31, 2011
Curated by Vanessa Fleet and Kristin Stoesz
University of Toronto Art Centre
Provocative and seductive, Chris Curreri’s images construct new and unexpected relationships between the human form and found objects. He treats his model’s bodies as porous and pliable figures that are bent and contorted to destabilize the boundary between subject and object.
In Curreri’s work, a given entity becomes subject to an act of “Queering”, implying that things in the world are not defined by essential properties, but rather by the relationships we establish with them. More specifically, his photographs draw attention to the nature of aesthetic experience, suggesting that effort is required in altering conventional modes of perception.
CONTACT 2011: Figure and Ground investigates the way photography mediates how we perceive, recognize and experience the rapidly changing world around us. This year’s festival explores the tensions between humanity and nature, from the figure in the landscape to the effect of human intervention on the ground.
This exhibition, a Master of Museum Studies thesis project, is a Featured Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7-9pm
We gratefully acknowledge the project support the Museum Studies Program of the Faculty of Information, the University of Toronto, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the Ontario Arts Council and Celebrate Ontario.
Title Image: Chris Curreri, Handle, 2009. Chromogenic print. 140 x 102 cm.