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"Janieta Eyre: New Works"
2004-03-10 until 2004-03-27
Diane Farris Gallery
Toronto based artist Janieta Eyre once again presents us with a new and
visually provocative series of photographic images.
This show combines works from Eyre's two most recent bodies of works,
"Motherhood", and "What I Haven't Told You". A witches' brew of babies,
animal parts and monsters, "Motherhood" is the Human Genome Project in
diabolical hands. In Eyre's provocative new photos, motherhood is a moment
of metamorphosis - fantastical and mutative rather than natural. Continuing
in her tradition of theatrically staged photographs, "What I haven't told
you" explores the notion of phantom presences, sensed but not seen.
This past year has been a remarkable one for Eyre. Her past 12 months of
exhibiting includes exhibitions at International Centre for Photography in
New York, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, the Museo
d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce in Genova and the New Langton Arts in
She has exhibited widely in Italy, Germany, Iceland, the United States,
across Canada and has recently been invited participant in the Kwanju
Biennale in South Korea. Eyre has also been featured in several recent
publications including HIVE, Collezione Edge and Faking Death.
My Little Piglet, 2002