Colin Miner

Colin Miner

The framework for Colin Miner's residency engages the afterimage as a departure point. Made during the time frame of photography’s inception, Czech physiologist Jan Purkinje drafted diagrams of afterimages (c1823) from the retina of his eye following exposure to differing intensities and qualities of light. Notably, the shapes made visible certain gaps in sight and offer the first recordings of the eye’s blind spot. As both abstracted ephemeral forms (images) and the materialized traces (documents) of lightness and darkness an intriguing play of difference presents itself as “photo-graphy” and the impossible conjunction between two things. Miner will continue to develop a new body of work that follows these lines of inquiry while also employing images sourced from the Gallery 44 Resource Centre to further engage spaces of photographic production and development.    

 

 Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Colin Miner is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. He completed a PhD at Western University and holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Miner’s solo exhibitions include Album Gallery, Toronto and the McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario. Selected group exhibitions include Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Gallery 44, Toronto, Beijing Center of Art, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Postdamer Platz Gallery, Germany. Miner’s art practice includes writing, facilitating exhibitions, and the artist project Moiré.