Dates: October 13 to November 14, 2006
Curators: Tamsin Clark, Ted Hiebert
Artists' talks: 7:30 p.m.
Opening: Friday, October 13, 8 p.m. with a reading by Michael Turner
Vulnerable Light invoked the vulnerability and ineffability of photographic representation in the works of two nationally recognized photo-based artists: Isabelle Hayeur (Montreal) and Jennifer Long (Toronto). Both examine how contemporary photography plays with truth and fiction, intimacy and distance. Hayeur’s large-scale seamlessly composite landscape images mimic the sweeping tradition of the “natural” landscape. Long’s intimate studio portraiture delicately evades the sitter’s exact identity and her relationship to the photographer. Minimal in concept, the poignancy of the exhibition relied on the ability of these two artists to create meditative spaces where the boundaries between fictions and truths are blurred and teased.