Sunday, November 7, 2010

Always on Camera...

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov.10 - Dec. 12, 2010
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 6pm, or Weekdays By Appointment

Alison Milne Gallery
49 Ossington Ave.
Second Floor
Toronto, ON
M6J 2Y9

ALWAYS ON CAMERA, the first solo show of 37-year old Miguel Jacob, features a selection of black-and-white portraits photographed from December 2009 to May 2010. During this six-month period, the photographer set up six Saturday "sittings" in which he would invite several subjects to perform in front of the camera, scheduling them sequentially one after another in 40-minute time slots. The subjects, who were mainly unknown to the photographer and were often contacted through Facebook, include artists, musicians, drag queens, eccentrics, dancers, models, designers and activists.
Rather than attempting to capture the "personality" or "soul" of the sitter, Jacob is much more interested in the performance, geometry and the way in which the body and the chosen costume and/or accessories interact with minimal props (such as a stool, a chair or cube) in a vacuous studio space creating unique, graphic and arresting images.

Hope to see you there on Wednesday for the opening reception!


Miguel Jacob said...

Thanks for the post, Christine. I look forward to seeing you, Marco and everyone else there.

crispy said...

It was lovely seeing you there last night!

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Likewise, dearest Crispy ;o)
It sure was a great opening reception!
The show is guaranteed to be a big hit; Kudos, Miguel!

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