Optics: portraits of nostalgia
Jared Davison, Brian Douglas and Patrick Stieber
March 22 – May 4, 2014
FNAL Opening: Friday, March 28 at 7:00pm
Optics: portraits of nostalgia is a group exhibition of urban photography that documents fragments of Waterloo region. Three artists represented have a keen eye for documenting the banal, the overlooked, and the charm of the forgotten. Jared Davison, Brian Douglas and Patrick Stieber contribute selected prints from three respective series that share a common thread of nostalgia for urban portraits of the region while approaching their choice of subject matter in distinct ways.
Jared Davison’s series Tomorrow Disappears: Vanishing Industry in Ontario is an intimate look into our abandoned industrial past through images of odd details and their continued decay. Patrick Stieber contributes several prints from his Monuments series which shows the forgotten rural histories of the region in the stoic beauty of the tower silos found throughout. Brian Douglas’s works explore the familiar sites, but through a focus on spaces or objects that may be seen as blemishes to a picture perfect story. Grouped together, the works present a dialogue between small moments of histories within our landscape that leap bounds esthetically and move us to a much larger contemplation of the built environment.
Idea Exchange, Preston
435 King Street East
Cambridge, ON N3H 3N1
Mon – Thurs 12:00pm – 8:30pm
Fri 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm
For more information visit www.ideaexchange.org, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @CGalleries. Admission is free; all are welcome.