Out of the Darkness is a series of commemorative and documentary abstract photographs based on how cities, like Toronto, heal after a tragedy.
Each creation is a manipulation of a single rectangular source image which is captured, site specific, in the different cities represented. The image undergoes a transformation of multiple iterations and layering in order to create the vibrant geometry, resonating of our collective humanity.
This is not about the tragedy. It is about the commemoration, the healing and the celebration. We are not allowing the events, the names nor the repercussions to be forgotten.
How do we save the light of the ones we lost and of those who are forever marked by the event? How do we find that courage and resilience to continue? Moreover, how do we dispel the darkness?
This is our story - it is a Toronto story and it is also a global story. Humanity will survive.
This series, Out of the Darkness, provides an renewed way of initiating a discussion on the tragedies of random violence without the use of representational graphic imagery. In these images, we see beyond the chaos and destruction and find a way to reconnect with ourselves, with each other and with our living spaces.
Wine and Cheese Opening Reception: Thursday May 16th, 6pm to 9pm