Gallery 1313 – 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto
Wed – Sun, 1 – 6 pm

ACT 1: May 2 – 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday May 3, 7 – 10 pm

Nelly Akerman Singer | Nicole Croiset | Jack Martin | Laura Horne | Shelagh Howard |
Kelly Lamorie | David Faltenhine | Lisa Murzin | Paul Osadchuk | Annie Sakkab |
Giovanni Senisi | Laurence Siegel | Barbara Staulus | Fateh Vaziri |

ACT 2: May 16 – 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday May 17, 7 – 10 pm

Chris Blanchenot | Linda Briskin | Keith Davidson | Dennis Duncan | L. E. Glazer |
Kye Marshall | Thomas Hlavacek | Wendy Jones | Robert Teteruck | Timothy Neesam |
Christine Marshall-Smith | Judy Ruzylo | Oliver Pauk | Paula Grgurich Shewchuk |

About the exhibition:

Members of Toronto’s Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography are pleased to announce their presentation of two group shows at Gallery 1313 in conjunction with CONTACT 2012 Photography Festival.

Structured around the theme of Acts of Exposure, each photographer has evoked his or her own individual perception of the theme. Among others, these include the use of portraiture as a means to examine the multi-faceted relationship between the subject and the photographer; documentation of public spaces and their human-inflicted deterioration; and exploration of the effects of corporate branding on the social landscapes of non-western cultures. The photographers present a diverse range of expression of ideas with imagination, passion, talent and knowledge of the medium.

Acts of Exposure captures light, strips away facades, reveals truths, discloses untruths, airs emotions, bares souls, exposes confusion, uncovers patters, risks ridicule, leaves vulnerable, but braves risks. The acts may be born of an instant, but the images will last a lifetime.

Please join us at 7 pm on Thursday, May 3 and at 7 pm on Thursday, May 17 for opening receptions for both group shows. Acts of Exposure is open for viewing during regular gallery hours until Sunday, May 27. Artist talks will be held on Saturdays at 2 pm during the show. Selected works from the show may be viewed at http://www.actsofexposure.com.

About the participants:

Gallery 44 members have been active participants in CONTACT since its inception. A changing collective of Gallery 44 members has presented shows, primarily at Gallery 1313, since 1998.

About the venue:

Gallery 1313 – 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto (map)
Wed. – Sun. 1 – 6 pm
416-536-6778 (Gallery Director, Phil Anderson)

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