From now until June 1, 2013, at Paul Petro Contemporary Art you have the opportunity to happen upon Marlene Creates: selected works from 30 years, 1982-2012.
The exhibition collects photographs from each decade of Marlene Creates‘ career, focusing primarily on work which illustrates the artist’s preoccupation with the imprint of human presence on the landscape of Newfoundland and Labradour.
In much of her work, the landscape is communicated through a series of personal and interpersonal interactions, documented through photographs and text. For example, the work pictured above is a collection of photographs depicting the particular location where she had slept the night before. This action renders the landscape both intimate and autobiographical, as the land now bears the memory of her interaction. In this way, the images do not just present portions of geography, they also reveal the impact of experience and memory on our experience of that geography.
Marlene Creates: selected works from 30 years, 1982-2012 is on view at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, located at 980 Queen St West, Toronto. The exhibition is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.