We are pleased to announce the official book launch for PMG artist SARA ANGELUCCI’s new catalogue, Provenance Unknown, will take place May 27, 2015, from 7-9 pm at Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. The artist will be in attendance.
Provenance Unknown is titled after an exhibition of the same name held at the Art Gallery of York University in the spring of 2013. The solo exhibition, curated by Emelie Chhangur, was also a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Containing an introduction by Chhangur and essays by Claude Baillargeon and E.C. Woodley, the catalogue also includes an extensive portfolio of Angelucci’s Aviay series.
An except of the introduction is below:
“Provenance Unknown brings together two new bodies of work: The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary, both inspired by found, anonymous, and unattributed photographic portraits that the artist purchased on eBay. These works represent a distinct shift in the artist’s practice. Here, Angelucci moves away from exploring the familiar to interrogating the anonymous and from investigating her own identity and family lineage to tracing the histories of others. Throughout this eccentric inquiry into the “liveness” of the photographic portrait, she performs as well the role of amateur historian, but to very different ends. In these works, she mixes analogue sources and digital techniques, and works across disciplines through collaboration with composers, singers, and ornithologists. The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary open a temporally suspended space between past and present, where the subjects of these “lost” portraits may come to life, once again, in a new state of being that transcends their roles as artifacts of a former time.”
More information on SARA ANGELUCCI can be found here.
For more information on the Art Gallery of York University, please see http://theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere.