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Yuriko Kubota, Quiet Days 002, two 40 x 50 cm digital prints, 2008

Tanya Busse, Hello, Goodbye, 20.5 x 22 x 1.5 cm hand-bound book, 2008

Jim Verburg, Work from the series Aspects of a Relationship, multimedia installation, dimensions variable, 2009

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Friday, July 10, 2009 to Saturday, August 8, 2009
Opening Reception:
July 10,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Gallery 44’s annual group exhibition of emerging Canadian photographers showcases the latest trends in photographic practices from across the country. This year’s exhibition is unique for its representation of a diverse range of media including sculptural and hand crafted pieces. The show includes a book work (Busse), images from you tube (Febbraro), jacquard weavings(Jung), images wherein two prints are mounted together and then the top layer is sliced away in vertical strips to reveal some portions of the print below (Kubota), a video projection (Pennock), a table installation that is an interactive piece with a flipbook animation (Russo) and gum bichromate works (Young). Gallery 44’s annual artist in residence is Jim Verberg, and he will be completing a new work to be included in the exhibition.

Artist Biography: 

Tanya Busse has studied in Berlin and Halifax at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in 2007. Her projects are experimental and are influenced by research-based art as well as visual anthropology. More recently her work has been dealing with alternative economies, particularly within northern communities, and often take the form of collaborations and long-term engagements. She is currently undertaking a thematic Masters degree in Capitalism, Sustainability and Art at the Art Academy of Tromsø, Northern Norway.

Sarah Febbraro is an interdisciplinary artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She is interested in facilitating connections both inside and outside of the art world and questioning ideas of audience, authorship, and expertise.   

Katie Jung is a recent Graduate of Concordia University, with a bachelor’s degree, Major in Photography minor in Cinema. She grew up In Victoria, British Columbia and now resides in Montreal. Katie’s practice is interdisciplinary.  

Yuriko Kubota received her BFA from Jyoshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, Japan,Yuriko Kubota had her solo exhibitions and participated group exhibitions in Toronto, Canada and Tokyo, Japan. 

Mark Andre Pennock is a video artist and curator who lives and works in Toronto and Berlin. His work has been shown in Toronto, Berlin and Montreal. Mark curates an exhibition entitled Still Motions for CONTACT Photo Festival. 

Sabrina Russo is a photo-based artist from Toronto. She completed a BFA at the Ontario College of Art & Design and is currently pursuing an MFA at Concordia University.

Jim Verburg's work has been exhibited, screened and published nationally and internationally. His film work has won numerous awards and was nominated for the Iris Prize in the UK. The past year he completed a residency at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), as well as a solo exhibition at Widmer + Theodoridis Contemporary Gallery in Zurich. He was recently featured by Widmer + Theodoridis at the HOT ART Fair 2009 in Basel, Switzerland.

Cameron Young is based in Calgary. Through photography, he investigates mark-making with light, and uses a combination of pinhole cameras, 20th century photographic processes and digital technologies. 

Writer: 

Lorna Bauer is a multimedia artist based in Toronto.  She graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor of Fine Arts, and Completed a Masters of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in 2009.