Opening reception: Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30pm
Presented in partnership with Ryerson School of Image Arts and organized by Elena Potter, this exhibition explores the connections between perception, language, and memory. Sparked by a friendly disagreement over the true colour of the Golden Gate Bridge during a visit to San Francisco, Claire Harvie began an expansive and unconventional investigation. Her research took her on a winding path from a standardized colour called International Orange, to the construction and history of the Golden Gate Bridge, to darkroom experiments in chromatype printing.
Foregrounding the artist’s process of inquiry, "All Images Are Unstable" comprises two bodies of photographic prints: one sequence of chromatypes using original text, and an arrangement of prints and text made from found images and literary sources. Harvie’s exhibition references the personal subjectivity of colour and the shortcomings of language to describe the nuances of visual experience.
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