Join Gallery 44 for a conversation with artists Samuel de Lange, Jackson Klie and curator Lillian O’Brien Davis about the current exhibition, empty room, silver mirror. The artists will speak about their research interests and explore concepts related to the impulse to preserve, contain and transition images from their original contexts. The conversation will explore overlaps between their practices and investment in engaging historical references—in this exhibition of parallel projects. View full conversation here.
Samuel de Lange works with combinations of photographic material, moving image, cast objects and furniture as site-sensitive responses to place and context. Developed through a wide range of interests, his practice uses specific cultural moments, artworks, or objects as points of departure, seeking a politics or critical mode in the gaps and overlaps that form between seemingly divergent subjects. He received his MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2019, and has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Canada, Europe, and the UK.
Jackson Klie works with image based media to investigate the anxieties of contemporary photography. By expanding on ideas of the contingency and performativity of images and archives, his multidisciplinary practice highlights the slippery nature of identity. He received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph in 2019, and a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University in 2013.