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September 25 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm
September 25 – October 11, 2023
Channel Surfing is an exhibition that aims to shed light upon the perceived ‘small’ subjects of daily existence. Snapshots of daily life are often cataloged through the medium of photography. In the analogue, images are locked away in private albums, lining our basements, attics and storage bins, and in the digital, they are being shared and multiplied across online platforms, their ubiquitous presence in some ways renders them even more ‘ordinary’.
Richard Storms conveys subjects inspired from popular culture as paintings, hoping to give them more of a specific weight that the long history of the medium can offer, while also using the subjects themselves as a vehicle to explore representation in painting. On view in this exhibition are a collection of paintings that are arresting, provocative and tender examples of this suspension of the shifting planes of news media and popular culture as it roams by us on our screens.
Melanie Janisse-Barlow surfs the waves of personal memory, private analog photographic collections, and extracts for us the essences of different spaces and times, aiming to garner the psychic and emotive qualities of a physical space or a ‘scene’. For this exhibition, Janisse-Barlow extracts a collection of works that best describe the Windsor-Detroit energy. These works range across her bodies of work on the Lafayette Coney Island, Fraser Studios, and include a few new works from a study of the Windsor 1980’s music scene.
Artist talk: Tuesday, Oct 3 from 10:30am – 11:20am in the SoCA Gallery.
37 University Ave East