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"MEMORIA: Photographs by Sabrina Maltese"
2008-10-08 until 2008-11-01
The exhibition Memoria is a series of luminous colour photographs by Sabrina Maltese, a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Image Arts Program. Tranquility is often present in these meditative images, which point out the delicacy she sees in the world around her. In the artist's own words: “Memoria serves as an archive of tangible remembrances of a place that will eventually fade in my memory.” The Memoria series, shot in medium-format film, depicts personal details of the interior of Maltese’s grandparents' home. Through this work she has made an attempt to hold onto the existence of her grandfather, whose health was diminishing at the time the work was made . Each photograph in this series is a fragment of a collected memory, which carries with it an effort to cope with loss and the desire for a material form of remembrance. Maltese's use of soft focus and natural light combine to create a series of poetic photographs which are both elegant and serene.
Born 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sabrina Maltese received her B.F.A. in photography from Ryerson University in June 2008. She currently lives and works in Toronto.
Ryerson Gallery is a non-profit student- and faculty-run gallery, which focuses on providing a venue for contemporary international and Canadian film, new media, and photography. The gallery is supported by Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, the Projects Funding Allocation Committee for Students (PFACS), and generous donations from community and individual partners.
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