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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

PAST EXHIBITIONS - 2016

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THE LIGHT INSIDE: WENDY SNYDER MACNEIL, PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS


THE LIGHT INSIDE: WENDY SNYDER MACNEIL, PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS   

January 20 – April 10, 2016
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


This exhibition brings renewed attention to the compelling portraiture of pioneering American photographer and educator Wendy Snyder MacNeil (b. 1943), whose archive is preserved at the Ryerson Image Centre. 

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SPRING HURLBUT: AIRBORNE


SPRING HURLBUT: AIRBORNE

January 20 – April 10, 2016
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


This video by acclaimed Canadian artist Spring Hurlbut documents the release of cremated remains entrusted to the artist, offering a silent meditative reflection on mortality and the physical presence of death. 

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IZABELLA PRUSKA-OLDENHOF: THE RELICS OF LUMEN


IZABELLA PRUSKA-OLDENHOF: THE RELICS OF LUMEN

January 20 – April 10, 2016
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre


This newly-commissioned video by Canadian experimental filmmaker Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof explores different representations of stars, captured in still and moving images over the last century. 

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CHRISTOPHER MANSON: LIVING WITH DIABETES IN MOOSE FACTORY


CHRISTOPHER MANSON: LIVING WITH DIABETES IN MOOSE FACTORY

March 9 – April 10, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


This long-term photo-documentary project explores the unique challenges faced by diabetics living in the remote Cree community of Moose Factory, Ontario, an island where historical events have led to unusually high rates of the disease. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and Ryerson University Magazine.    

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Ways of Seeing: Building the RIC Collection


WAYS OF SEEING: BUILDING THE RIC COLLECTION

January 20 – February 28, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Students from Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program present this exhibition drawn from the RIC’s photographs collection, including original works by a variety of practitioners from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 

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FROM THE COLLECTION: ELAINE LING


FROM THE COLLECTION: ELAINE LING

January 20 – February 28, 2016
Great Hall, Ryerson Image Centre


Toronto-based photographer Elaine Ling has documented ancient stone formations, fragmented statuary figures, giant trees surviving for millennia, abandoned architectural structures, and indigenous families and groups during her wide-ranging travels. 

From the Collection is a rotating display highlighting works from the Ryerson Image Centre’s permanent collection.

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LOCRIN STEWART: TIMED DECAY


LOCRIN STEWART: TIMED DECAY

May 4 – 29, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


The photochemical arts all touch on aspects of time and space. Regardless of the method of photographic capture, the subject matter, or reasoning behind the image, the dialogue between time and the space of the photograph is one of the medium’s defining features. Timed Decay directly addresses the inevitable and ongoing progression of these elements through a series of analogue, black and white fiber-based prints using an unstable developer. 

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SOPHIE SABET: SINCE WE LAST SPOKE


SOPHIE SABET: SINCE WE LAST SPOKE

June 8 – July 10, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Since We Last Spoke is an autobiographical three-channel video installation exploring the intricacies and tribulations of a modern Iranian-Canadian home. This project is a personal exploration of the impact of displacement on my family due to migration, and the consequent interpersonal and cultural frictions. 

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SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ


SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ

May 4 – August 21, 2016
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


This survey of more than seventy works, spanning the 1980s to the present, celebrates the career of acclaimed Canadian artist Angela Grauerholz, whose photographs have consistently explored the persistence yet unreliability of cultural memory through representation of archives, libraries and museums. The exhibition is presented by Scotiabank, organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, and is a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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ANNIE MACDONELL: HOLDING STILL // HOLDING TOGETHER


ANNIE MACDONELL: HOLDING STILL // HOLDING TOGETHER

May 4 – August 21, 2016
University Gallery & Sallah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre


Holding Still // Holding Together originates in images of passive political resistance gathered from the RIC’s Black Star Collection and other sources. At times deceptively peaceful, the photographs express an imbalance and struggle between the police officers and the limp bodies of protestors being forced to move. This is a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. With the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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JULIA HENDRICKSON: AS SHE, REHEARSES DISAPPEARANCE


JULIA HENDRICKSON: AS SHE, REHEARSES DISAPPEARANCE

July 20 – August 21, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Fragmented images of a female dancer are projected onto a gallery wall, drawing attention to the instability of photographs, performance, and human memory. As the dancer turns, a string coils around her body and leaves ephemeral imprints on her skin. 

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