07 September - 20 October 2012
Opening Reception + Artist Conversation with Jason Lazarus + Evergon
Friday 07 September 7PM
Saturday 20 October 3PM
The photograph, the image burned onto the paper surface as a means to keep forever a document for our collective memory is fallible. Employing a series of minimalist as well as fantastical strategies, the artists in LAMENT play with the supposed infallibility of the archived image from various perspectives. When considered together, the work in this exhibition suggest alternate strategies of how a photograph may offer information, and conversely how such information contained in the image may be presented as well as altered, erased, and perhaps lost.
As the banner exhibit for PLATFORM’s palimpsest year, LAMENT questions the failure of photography as a record of things remembered. Through provocative and poetic gestures, the work in this exhibit forces a re-reading of how we understand history and historical accuracy (if such a concept even exists), and ultimately privileges the experiential over the record.
Please join us for the opening reception + Conversation with the Artists: Friday 07 September, beginning at 7PM. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about this exhibition or other PLATFORM programming, please contact the Centre directly:
PLATFORM | 121-100 Arthur Street [Artspace Building] | Winnipeg, Manitoba | R3B 1H3 | 204.942.8183 | www.platformgallery.org