Exhibition runs until August 31, 2009. Opening: May 2, 2009, 1 – 5 pm
Flare: Christine D’Onofrio
At its most elementary level, photography is merely a series of light rays reflecting off surfaces, finding their way through a camera lens and burning an organized image onto a lightsensitive surface. D’onofrio creates abstract photographs of the diffraction artifacts that happen within the camera lens itself. These photographs are about the camera and remind us that the photograph can reveal more than what is simply there. Intrigue lies within the mistakes, or unwanted occurrences that define the limitations as well as the limitlessness of the medium. This show is composed of a series of images shot in a lighting studio, with no particular objects in front of the camera, but with the lens flare as their subject matter.
“Essentially I am creating abstract photographs of the diffraction artifacts that happen within the camera lens itself, different cameras, different lenses, and different light sources. These photographs are about the camera itself, and remind us that the photograph can reveal more than what is simply there and more than we can actually see, at times it ‘reflects’ another dimension.” – D’Onofrio
Curated by Phillip McCrum.
Christine D’Onofrio is a visual artist currently living and practicing in Vancouver. Her work focuses on the re-staging of objects where she utilizes the tropes of commercial photography and film to investigate the problematics of identity, femininity and the body. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA from the University of British Columbia. She presently teaches at the University of British Columbia.