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(No) Matter What:   Capture Photography Festival

Palimptexts: Invisibilization and Acts of Surfacing

 

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Capture Photography Festival 2017 Presents:

 

 

Bobbi Sue Smith

 

As an East Vancouver flâneur, Smith moves randomly through her neighbourhood, documenting such objects as shopping carts, temporary shelters and painted dumpsters. Her silver gelatin prints are mythologized phantoms that haunt Canada’s most neglected neighbourhood. Her interest lies in capturing places and objects that are dissapearing from the neibourhood.

 

Janet Sadel

 

Sadel’s photographic work of the residue of fallen leaves on urban pavement are evocative of the illusive status of marginalized women. Her large format trees bring Eco-Feminism into the mix. Sadel is an expert in photographic hand tinting and will inscribe this loving process onto a large-scale photograph. Her practice brings loving and intimate gestures into process.

 

Karen Moe

 

 Moe’s Lethe is a ‘mock metaphysics’ where contradictions, absurdities and horrors surface in a system that is recognizable as our own. Lethe is large format photographs and a performance that begins with Moe bound in crime-scene police tape accompanied by an audio montage of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the stock exchange. Lethe has been shown in NYC, Toronto and Victoria, but never in Vancouver—Moe will bring Lethe ‘home’ through Capture.

 

rena del pieve gobbi

 

Del Pieve Gobbi’s film reinsertion is about the Missing/Murdered women of the Down Town Eastside. The film revisits the last known corner on which one of the victims was seen. Del Pieve Gobbi is also exhibiting her collaged enactments of surviving sexual violence through a process of re-affirming ones relationship with their body.

 

 

The ARC Gallery

 

1701 Powell Street at Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC

 

Opening Reception Friday April 21st 7pm-10am

 

Closing Reception Friday April 28th  7pm-10am

 

Additional Gallery Hours:

 

Saturday    April 22: Noon - 5pm

Sunday      April 23: Noon - 4pm     Artist Talk  at Noon

 

Thursday  April 27: Noon - 4pm

Friday        April 28: Noon - 4pm

Saturday   April 29: Noon - 4pm

Sunday      April 30: Noon - 4pm     Artist Talk at Noon

 

 

 

Photographer/filmmaker rena del pieve gobbi, photographers Janet Sadel and Bobbi Sue Smith, photographer/performance artist Karen Moe and Sculptor Michael Maclean.  "Palimptexts: Invisibilization and Acts of Surfacing" is a group exhibition put on by The No Matter What Collective. These photo-based art works surface aspects of our culture that are denied, unacknowledged and thereby become invisibilized.

 

 

 

  Past Show:Four Women Photographers Realize Neglected Spaces

 

Capture Photography Festival 2015 Presents:

April 10-19

The ARC Gallery

1701 Powell Street at Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC

 

Opening Reception Friday April 10th 7pm-10am (Performance 8pm)

Second Reception Friday April 17th  7pm-10am (Performance 8pm)

Additional Gallery Hours:

Saturday    April 11: Noon - 5pm

Sunday      April 12: Noon - 5pm

Thursday  April 16: Noon - 5pm

Friday        April 17: Noon - 5pm

 

Saturday   April 18: Noon - 5pm

Sunday      April 19: Noon - 5pm

 

Photographer/filmmaker rena del pieve gobbi, photographers Janet Sadel and Bobbi Sue Smith, and photographer/performance artist Karen Moe realize neglected spaces in a Vancouver context, through the sexed and gendered body and, in so doing, voice some of the silences at the core of patriarchal culture. The project addresses how the cultural and ideological inscriptions that construct social subjects are intrinsically informed by the corresponding privilege and neglect in a hierarchical ontology.

  East Vancouver Women, Vancouver Downtown Eastside