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Pup Contemporary in Studio 208 | Transcendence by Lea Sanders

By Lea Sanders

Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. West
November 7 – 20, 2015

Opening reception Saturday November 7, 7-10pm


Like a wood fire in a room, photographs…….are incitements to reverie. – Sontag

The lumen photographs of Lea Sanders are inexplicably beautiful and delicate. They are modest in size and tonality, richly provocative and reticent. Natural materials, like leaves andFLOWERS, are placed directly onto photosensitive film, which is then left outside and exposed to natural light for 5 to 15 days.

As the subjects begin to wilt, the chemicals released by their decay, fuse with the film producing an organic silhouette. Silently, time and light writes on the film with poetic magic; the marks remaining trace the timeline of their touch.

Lea Sanders is a photo-based artist recently graduated from OCAD University. This is her first exhibition with PUP Contemporary.


PUP Contemporary (Pop Up Projects Contemporary) is a gallery with geographical flexibility. Founded in 2012, PUP Contemporary “pops up” in temporary spaces around the city as artist and gallery needs dictate. PUP Contemporary exhibits art works in all disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculptureINSTALLATION, and integrated media.