Jack of Spades

Jack of Spades

Saturday, January 5, 2008 to Saturday, February 2, 2008
Opening Reception
January 5,
2:00PM to 5:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Modern playing cards have their origin in the Tarot deck used commonly today for the purpose of fortune telling. The Tarot equivalent of the "Jack Of Spades" conveys a message of caution in fortune telling, and is also indicative of spying and secret information, thus reinforcing the element of secrecy in the image. The significant titles of these two images furthers the concept towards the series' identity.

Artist Biography: 

Geoffrey Mattie originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He then moved to Montréal, Québec, in 1999 to obtain formal training in conceptual art photography. In 2005, he received his BFA with a major in photography from Concordia University. He also received an artistic development grant from DuMaurier Arts Council, and has been featured in several exhibitions within the Montréal area. He currently lives and works in Montréal.