Archival Pigment Prints by Thomas Brasch
With his latest body of work, Out of the Darkness, emerging Toronto-based photographer Thomas Brasch has hit his stride. Taking as his source material a conventional rectangular photo of an architectural fragment, he transforms the image through repetition, fragmentation, layering and geometric permutations into a unique oculus, a circular image with a curious iconic quality.
Although reminiscent of the view through a kaleidoscope, these images bear the unmistakable mark of the artist in their unique configurations. And while they evoke other circular constructions - mandalas, spirographs, great 'rose' windows in cathedrals, even the human iris - a few moments' contemplation takes one straight to new territory.
Wine and Cheese Reception Thursday May 16th, 6pm to 9pm
Artist's Talk and Guest Lecture: Sunday June 2nd, 2pm to 4pm
"Healing Through Art"
Curator and host Sheldon Rose interviews artist Thomas Brasch focusing on his personal journey into meditative, transformative imagery. This is followed by special guest practitioner Christine O'Brien who discusses art, community and healing.
Musician Jim Gelcer and his Jazz Trio perform live.