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Janieta Eyre: Constructing Mythologies

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Janieta Eyre: Constructing Mythologies

April 30–June 29, 2013

Curated by Orysia Goddard, Kristin Martin, Elizabeth Morningstar, Rachel Wong

University of Toronto Art Centre

This exhibition, a Featured Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, presents a survey of the work of local Toronto photographer and artist Janieta Eyre. Throughout her career, Eyre has created images that contrast and challenge traditional notions of femininity in society. This exhibition examines Eyre’s work in its capacity to challenge and re-articulate constructions of femininity.

While Eyre’s work is highly constructed, unlike images of women and femininity that we so often encounter in everyday life, she rejects implicit gender roles and offers alternative myths that extend beyond a simple critique. This exhibition features photographs from five different series created by Eyre that focus on constructions of beauty and sexuality in various stages of women’s lives, from girlhood to motherhood.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the Master of Museum Studies Program.

Opening Reception

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

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge project support from Manulife Financial, the University of Toronto Faculty of Information, and the Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in Memory of William, Elva and Elizabeth.

Title Image: Janieta Eyre, Burning Cake, 2002. C-print. 76 x 102 cm.

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