Opening Thursday, November 28th at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto is “Medusa,” a solo exhibition by Chris Curreri featuring a new body of photographs focusing on the materiality of clay as it shifts between states of form and formlessness. For the past year, Curreri has been taking weekly classes at the Gardiner Museum of ceramic art in Toronto. Each week, he photographed the students’ wet, discarded projects that accrued in a mound during the class, and the recycling of this clay through a machine that compressed and extruded it as fresh, reuseable material.
Some of Curreri’s prints feature a subtle solarization effect: a photographic phenomenon in which the image is wholly or partially reversed in tone by exposing the print to light during the development process. This process underscores a correlation between the photographic darkroom and the pottery studio by emphasizing the brief moment when the latent image is still malleable and has not yet been fixed to the photographic paper.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 28th, 2013. 6-8pm.
For more information visit Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto, Canada.