April 30 – May 31, 2009
Artist’s Talk: Saturday May 23, 2-4 pm

Joan Kaufman
William Mokrynski
Mabel Odessey
Ilan Wolff

The focus of this year’s Contact Photography Festival is Still Revolution, an attempt to address ideas of conceptual and technological advancements in photography. Since it’s conception, Lonsdale Gallery has strived to give representation to photographers who stretch the boundaries of their media through new processes as well as embracing and reviving obscure or obsolete technologies. As a response to this year’s theme we are proud to present Illusion, Transformation, Creating the Impossible.

Artists Joan Kaufman, William Mokrynski, Mabel Odessey and Ilan Wolff use photography as a means of constructing still and moving images for illustrating the fantastic and the bizarre. While photography has been viewed historically as a means of documentation, using a variety of technologies, these artists alter their subjects through photo manipulation, digital processes, or simple multiple pinholes to invent new realities.

image credit: Joan Kaufman, Suspended Series 1.2, digital output on archival media, 2009