Katie Lawson

CONTACT 2016 / Artoronto picks

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Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
May, 2016 / Toronto and GTA


With so much choices, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 200 exhibitions, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.

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Loose Ends at Typology Projects

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by Katie Lawson

The current exhibition at Typology Projects, offers various artistic thoughts on not only the relationship between past and present, but between absence and presence; life and death.

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Charles Matton: A Photographic Survey

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by Katie Lawson

each image demands that the viewer recognize the simplistic beauty which surrounds us in our everyday lives, true or invented.

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Tawlst: The History of Touches at Angell Gallery

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by Katie Lawson

The particular height of the plinths used to exhibit the work encourages practices of public voyeurism, desire to behold and scrutinize these precious objects

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J.J. Lee: Chinoiserie & Robyn Thomas: Paper Works at loop

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by Katie Lawson

They demonstrate an interest in the cultural texts which surround us, and engage with appropriation and questions of authenticity. In both cases, cultural or textual material has been divorced from its original context and given a new meaning.

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The New Gods

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by Katie Lawson

As a cross-cultural collaboration, the work benefits from the different contextualization of the event by Pedneault and Garcia Contreras.

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