My friend Whitney is having a show at La Petite Mort Gallery for the month of April. The Ottawa based artist is currently finishing her last year at SPAO. For this project, she used glass-negatives to photograph taxidermy animals. As you can see from the pictures, the show is going to be quite fascinating. The vernissage is this Friday, April 1st from 7 to 10pm at La Petite Mort Gallery (306 Cumberland st). Click here to see the link for more details. Hope to see you there!
Artist Statement: How does a being or organism retain experience? Why do these experiences change and fade over time? Without memory nothing can be gained and nothing is lost. These animals have no memories left of their own. I aim to build new meaning by bringing them to life through the creation of new moments remembered by the photograph. The process I have undertaken to make these images is laborious and slow. Through the glass negative I experience them as tangible moments, beyond the quick click of a shutter. The animals, my medium and I slowly build photographs together. - Whitney Lewis-Smith