With great pleasure  Lonsdale Gallery congratulates photographer Joan Kaufman who has been awarded a Feature Exhibition in the 2014 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

In her newest body of work titled Cloud Cover,  Kaufman creates ethereal images that blur illusion and the natural world.  These photographs, created in studio with the use of textiles and modulated lighting , explore imagery that evokes diverse psychological landscapes which reveal the mutual vulnerability of her subjects – humans and nature.  Kaufman aims to target the collective anxiety over the environmental impact of our twenty-first century.  Using the metaphor of the cloud, she articulates the futility of humanity’s attempts to both protect and control the natural world.

Cloud Cover  will be on view at Lonsdale Gallery, May 1–June 1, 2014.

Join us for the opening reception from 6 – 9 pm Thursday, May 8th, and for Kaufman‘s artist talk on blending sculptural installation with studio photography from 2 – 3 pm on Saturday, May 10.