May 2006





Part of web exhibition:  "Intimacy".


Part of web exhibition "FRUITS"


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Joan Kaufman's work embodies aspects of sculpture, theatre, photography, and digital media. She works in series producing large format B/W photo-based images that blur the boundaries between illusion and reality. By creating constructed realities within theatre-like settings, her images are experienced as moments suspended in a larger unfolding narrative.

Her current exhibition, Sure Sign, explores the fragile yet steadfast nature of human beings living in a new and dangerous world. Responding to threats in primitive and makeshift ways, their actions are a metaphor both for the individual caught in a personally precarious situation and a cautionary tale for the larger world that we live in.

A Toronto-based artist, Kaufman has exhibited both nationally and internationally in public and artist-run galleries; is the recipient of Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Manitoba Arts Council grants; and has works in both public and private collections.

Red Head Gallery
401 Richmond St. W. Ste 115, Toronto for more information.

Reference of this article : ART POST

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Part of Web exhibition "fruits"


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The goal of the body of work entitled Interior Landscape is to open a space for the viewer to experience an external, familiar landscape in an altered way-letting the eye tap into both a real world view and a personal, inner terrain.

Beginning my career as an abstract painter, I progressively moved towards abstraction in my photography. In exploring different ways to photograph the landscape, I intuitively approached the work from a painter's point of view while abstractly composing in camera. My goal was to create visual tension while leveraging natural distortions within my compositions. The distortions act as a filter-allowing the viewer the choice of what to focus on-both internally and externally.

By using the natural distortions present in our every day world-moisture on windows, swirling smoke, rising walls of mist-I transform the landscape into an unfamiliar world of concealment and uncertainty. This transformation evokes a painterly quality, while still retaining a connection to the realism inherent in photography. While focusing on the most minute details of these natural distortions, we generate a space for quiet contemplation-breaking old, rigid view patterns and allowing for a new external and internal vision to occur.

By  Carol Inez Charney


The window at night #11

Thougths around 11 pm...

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