Ryerson Artspace | Meld with Something
In their yearning for a novel relationship to space-time, the works in this exhibition look to the body as a fulcrum for revolution. The implications for this are far-reaching, affecting intimate connections to gender, sex, and desire — all of which are entangled in late capitalism’s strict formulations of being. This is how time is politicized. And it is by dancing in time’s shadows, embracing landscape and the sky that meets it, that we see its ability to unfold into something wholly exciting. We stand at the brink, feverishly tapping our feet to its syncopations, as we anticipate a new mode of existence.
– Sayantan Mukhopadhyay
Christopher Lacroix & afallenhorse (b. 1986, Edmonton) has a diploma in Theatre Production from MacEwan University (2006), a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University (2012) and is an MFA Candidate in Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia. He has exhibited at Artspace Contemporary Art Projects (Peterborough), window (Winnipeg), and Georgia Scherman Projects (To- ronto), and has performed at YTB Gallery, VideoFag, and OCADU (Toronto).
Tommy Kha (b. 1988, Memphis, Tennessee) received his BFA in Photography from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Yale University School of Art. His work has been published in Slate, the Huf ngton Post, Blouin ArtInfo, BUTT Magazine, and Miranda July’s “We Think Alone” and exhibited at Georgia Scherman Projects, Aperture, Signal Gallery, ALLGOLD at MoMA PS1 Printshop, Johalla Projects, Yongkang Lu Art, and Kunstverein Wolfsburg. He was an artist-in-residence through the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and a resident at Light Work. Recently, Aint Bad Editions published a monograph of Kha’s work, A Real Imitation. He currently lives and works in New York City and Memphis.
Erin Whittier is an emerging artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Currently nishing her degree at Ryerson University, she is studying and practicing photography and lens-based art. Recently, she has returned from an academic exchange at the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand in the Visual Arts program. Her practice relies heavily on going out and experiencing the landscape, thriving in situations of displacement from comfortable and routine living, as a process to develop a rounded understanding and appreciation of place. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in the Toronto art scene, as well as abroad.
Rebecca Zynomirski is a multi-media artist working and studying in Toronto. She attends Ryerson University and is very close to completing her BFA in Photography. Rebecca is interested in deconstructing the familiar and the mundane through the creation of narratives, inventions and characters. Combing irony and sentimentality she examines the representation of the female body, human relationships and the struggle to belong within contemporary North American culture.