Pre-Reflection

Deborah Kanfer, Alter Ego, silver gelatin print, 2008

Deborah Kanfer, Installation view of Pre-Reflection, in vitrines at Gallery 44

Deborah Kanfer, Installation view of Pre-Reflection, in vitrines at Gallery 44

Deborah Kanfer, Installation view of Pre-Reflection, in vitrines at Gallery 44

Pre-Reflection

Friday, March 5, 2010 to Saturday, April 10, 2010
Opening Reception:
March 5,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Kanfer’s delicate portraits in Pre-Reflection are an extension of her previous collectionMemento Mori, in their use of found negatives to capture and preserve memory.  In Pre-Reflection Kanfer attempts to contextualize the “pose” and in so doing capture the pre-reflective stance – the body as object prior to the awareness of the body as a thinking or reflective subject. Ultimately, Kanfer is attempting to tamper with history in the ongoing human struggle against transience.

Artist Biography: 

Deborah Kanfer is originally from South Africa and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1995. In 2003, she moved back to South Africa to pursue a degree in photography. During her studies, Kanfer established her passion for traditional black and white photography. She graduated with a BFA honours degree in April 2007, ranking first in her year. Deborah Kanfer is currently pursuing a career as a fine art photographer in Toronto.