These images are selections from the recent work of six visual artists, stimulating viewers to reflect on the flux in an environment undergoing relentless alteration.
As our world unfolds we regularly face disturbances – whether it’s the demise of manufacturing jobs in Eastern Ontario, derelict sites and facilities marked for removal, façades we normally do not see, unexpected encounters with homelessness, or catastrophic events.
Tied together by David Thoreau’s observation that “it is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see”, these members of Ottawa’s Studio Zone V photographic collective present a demanding look at this dissonance in our environment. They present perspectives on several of the ‘dislocations’ that confront us today, and challenge us to examine the impact on the rhythms of our modern existence.
VERNISSAGE: Thursday, January 12: 18:00-20:00
Exposure Gallery (1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON)