There are countless art exhibitions in Toronto and this newest one has caught our attention for it’s powerful images and worth checking out. Circuit Gallery opens Embedded (April 10 to May 3, 2014) and features the works by highly acclaimed photographers, Don Weber and Dima Gavrysh. The exhibition, curated by Claire Sykes (who recently co-curated Carbon 14: Climate is Culture exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum) offers a timely look at war and extents to which we can experience it through photography.
In Don Weber’s project War Sands, images give a closer look at the beaches of the Normandy Coast, the sites of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in 1944. Images of landscapes and seascapes cast a sense of tranquility while displayed along side detailed and micrographic images of sand collected from those beaches reminds of war’s history. Amongst the specks of sand and colourful stones are pieces of shrapnel and other war debris.
Dima Gavrysh was a photojournalist with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011. In the course of his work he moved progressively away from traditional photo reporting that he was expected to provide. His powerful series, Inshallah, offers a more personal look at what he had experienced and witness.
Don Weber is an award-winning photographer. His numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize, two World Press Photo prizes and most recently he has been shortlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Prize.
Dima Gavrysh is a photographer who has, since the early 2000s, worked with major publications and news agencies such as Associated Press, Bloomberg News and Agence France-Presse. He has also worked on multiple projects around the globe, including collaborations with Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Population Fund and was embedded with the US Army in Afghanistan. Dima’s work has appeared in a variety of international publications, including New York Times, Stern, Paris Match and Time.
Embedded is the inaugural exhibition for Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA and marks the start of the gallery’s new partnership with Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art. Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA will present four exhibitions a year at this respected venue located in the 401 Richmond building, a destination arts-hub in downtown Toronto.
For more information visit www.circuitgallery.com
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Artist’s Talk & Discussion (moderated by Sara Matthews): Saturday, April 12, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Circuit Gallery @Prefix ICA is located at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124 (Toronto)