Jeremiah 4:23-27

Simon Glass, Sunset, Mezuqeh Drugot, 76 x 96 cm archival Giclée print, 2008

Simon Glass, At Rosh Zohar, 76 x 96 cm archival Giclée print, 2008

Simon Glass, Jeremiah 4:23-27, Installation view at Gallery 44

Simon Glass, Jeremiah 4:23-27, Installation view at Gallery 44

Simon Glass, Jeremiah 4:23-27, Installation view at Gallery 44

Jeremiah 4:23-27

Friday, January 7, 2011 to Saturday, February 12, 2011
Opening Reception:
January 7,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

In the exhibition Jeremiah 4:23-27, Simon Glass will present a new series of photographs, he shot in Israel and Palestinian West Bank in 2008. The images follow a route from Jerusalem to Egypt that the prophet Jeremiah may well have traversed, while borrowing metaphors from the Book of Jeremiah of the sky darkening, desolation, and worse. Leading to Glass’s statement that “As with history and memory, speculation is as compatible with belief as it is with doubt.”

Simon Glass is an esteemed Canadian visual artist and educator, who as a founding member of Gallery 44, participated in shaping the identity of the organization from its inception some thirty years ago.

Watch Simon's Artist Talk here:

File Jeremiah 4:23-27 Artist Talk with Simon Glass at Gallery 44 - Jan 15, 2011

ArtSync - Simon Glass Artist Interview

Vimeo - Artist Talk Video

 

Artist Biography: 

Simon Glass is a visual artist living and working in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1983 and completed an M.A. in Media and Communications at the European Graduate School, Switzerland in 2005. Hebrew scripture has played a fundamental role in his works for well over a decade. They have been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Simon teaches photography at OCAD University where he is currently Associate Dean of the Faculty of Art.