MKG127 is very pleased to present a history of photography,
a new exhibition by Jayce Salloum.
Opening Saturday April 23, from 2 - 5 PM.
We are buried in a plethora of images, inundated with a surfeit of surfaces, slices of shadows and the self, reflections bouncing off glass. We carry these images with us, or at least images of the images where the instant has meaning and the moment is lost. Salloum retraces, redraws his encounters with photography with work from seven decades including photographs by Ansel Adams, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Moyra Davey, Diane Evans, Lorraine Gilbert, Frank Hunter, Barbara Martz, Grant Ponton, Alison Rossiter, Barbara Spohr, Andy Sylvester, Peter Taub, Steve Toth and appearances by many others.
Jayce Salloum tends to go only where he is invited or where there is an intrinsic affinity, his projects being rooted in an intimate engagement with place(s), and the people that inhabit them. A grandson of Syrian immigrants from the Bekaa Valley (Lebanon) he was born and raised on Sylix (Okanagan) territory in Kelowna, BC. His videotapes, photographs, installations, and other cultural projects engage the personal/subjective, reconfiguring notions of identity, community, history, boundaries, exile, (trans/inter/intra)nationalism and resistance. He has exhibited at the widest range of local and international venues possible, from the smallest unnamed storefronts in his downtown eastside neighbourhood to institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, National Gallery of Canada, Bienal De La Havana, Sharjah Biennial, Biennale of Sydney and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Salloum is a recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and is a finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award.
The exhibition continues until May 21.