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Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: Bathroom 2. 53 Indian Grove, (detail) 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 image size 22 x 29" (framed 34” x 40”)

Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: Closet. 53 Indian Grove, (detail) 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 Image size 29" x 22 (framed 40 x 34”)

Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: Kitchen 3. 53 Indian Grove, (detail) 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 Image size 22 x 29" (framed 34” x 40”)

Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: Living Room 1. 53 Indian Grove, 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 Image size 22 x 29" (framed 34” x 40”)

Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: Blue Room. 53 Indian Grove, (detail) 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 Image size 22 x 29" (framed 34” x 40”)

Pacek_Sorbara

Greg Pacek, Ginger Sorbara: George's Room. 53 Indian Grove, (detail) 2010 UltraChrome Ink print, ed. of 10 Image size 22 x 29" (framed 34” x 40”)

Cooper

Tara Cooper: House in the Woods II, (detail) 2009, A/P UltraChrome inks on cotton paper, 48" x 24"

Cooper

Tara Cooper: House in the Woods I, (detail) 2009, 4/6 UltraChrome inks on cotton paper, 48" x 24"

Tara Cooper

Tara Cooper: Home Decor, (detail) 2009, A/P, UltraChrome inks on cotton paper, 40" x 15"

Cooper

Tara Cooper: House in the Woods IV, (detail) 2009, 4/6 UltraChrome inks on cotton paper, 48" x 24"

Paterson

Pete Paterson: Iron #36, (detail) 2/15, Inkjet print,16 x 20"

Paterson

Pete Paterson: Iron #45, (detail) 1/15, Inkjet print,16 x 20"

Paterson

Pete Paterson: Iron #28, (detail) 2/15, Inkjet print,16 x 20"

Paterson

Pete Paterson: Iron #16, (detail) 1/15, Inkjet print,16 x 20""

 

EVENT: Photography in the JUNCTION – Saturday, May 7th
Opening Night Gala (6-9pm) & Film Screening (9:30pm) “The Many Faces of Arnaud Maggs”
21 Venues | 26 Artists
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Greg Pacek and Ginger Sorbara present the faded, sumptuous interiors of 53 Indian Grove (High Park, Toronto). Pacek and Sorbara partnered to document the continuing presence of this grand home, poised to take on a new life and new occupants after 80 years of ownership by the Mills brothers. The result of this partnership was a beautiful book as well as an exhibition of photographs. The book focuses on presenting the history of the home with documentation of selected discarded objects that had been collected over eighty years – nothing was ever thrown out. Images include found family photographs, film stills (16mm) and images of rooms at varying degrees of emptiness. The exhibition of photographs highlights images of the now empty rooms – living room, kitchen, bathroom, hallways and bedrooms. The quiet, faded interiors echo with the stories contained in the space.

Working within a narrative framework, Tara Cooper’s series House in the Woods (I was there and your are here) considers the conditions of desire, both the murmurings of regret and the longing for the future. It sets up dialogues between real versus imagined, happenstance versus staged, fact versus fairy-tale and large versus small. Similar to the relationship between author and reader—the work engages the viewer on an intimate level (one-to-one).

Pete Paterson’s series studies antique irons as things of beauty, each with a unique personality. The irons are elevated from their domestic duties to objects of desire.