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JOAN KAUFMAN  — CLOUD COVER

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CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Opening Reception 6 – 9 pm Thursday, May 8
Artist Talk 2 – 3 pm Saturday, May 10

In Cloud Cover, interdisciplinary Toronto-based artist Joan Kaufman creates ethereal images that blur illusion and the natural world. Working in her studio, Kaufman fabricates elaborate installations using layers of falling textiles and carefully modulated lighting. She then employs the primary tools of studio photography to simulate a fragmented world, revealing the mutual vulnerability of humans and nature.

Throughout Cloud Cover, Kaufman targets collective anxiety over the environmental impact of the twenty-first century.  The metaphor of the cloud articulates the futility of humanity’s attempts—so often at odds—to both protect and control the natural world.

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