PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY
ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES: 002
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
5:30 TO 9 P.M.
As part of our continuing ESSENTIAL PROJECTS SERIES, PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to present the launch of a magnificent, limited-edition book by Montreal photo-artist JESSICA AUER. Please join us on May 19, 2011, for this one-night only event featuring the book launch, signing, and an exhibition of new works by the artist. Jessica Auer will be present.
For her photographic series UNMARKED SITES, Jessica Auer pursues photography like an archeologist, exploring cultural sites in Newfoundland and Labrador in an effort to reconcile its complex history. Looking to the land for signs of the past, Auer delves into the relationship between landscape and regional identity. The resulting narrative reveals the intricacies that relate exploration, settlement, cultural preservation, and modern tourism. Inspired by the travelogue and set within the context of geological time, the artist takes the reader on a journey that travels between reality and the imaginary.
6 X 8 INCHES
CLOTH HARDCOVER, 60 PAGES
18 DIGITAL OFFSET COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
EDITION OF 500
To order, please visit contact the gallery directly.
Jessica Auer is a Montreal artist who teaches photography at Concordia University. Inspired by her intimate relationship with the outdoors, Auer’s landscape photography is concerned with the development of cultural and natural sites of recreation. Unmarked Sites is her first book. Auer obtained an MFA from Concordia University. Solo exhibitions include Re-creational Spaces at Galerie Thérèse Dion (Montréal, 2007) and Toronto Image Works (Toronto, 2008). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Her work is held in various private and public collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, Fidelity Investments, CollectArt, Standard Life, and the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec.
The artist would like to thank Tetsuomi Anzai, Alexi Hobbs and the team at Montreal’s Les Territoires for their collaboration. This project would not have been possible without the support of The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, and Patrick Mikhail Gallery.
For more information, please visit the artist's website at: http://www.jessicaauer.com/