Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

Hugh Martin, "Catacombs #2, Paris", 2004

Hugh Martin, “Catacombs #2, Paris”, 2004

Talented artist and much loved OCAD U technician Hugh Martin is directing the auction proceeds from his work to Special Projects in the Photography Program.

“My love of Paris took me underground into the catacombs. I could smell the earthy smell and hear the pebbles beneath my feet as I descended into the passages. I’d read that millions who had died eventually found their resting places in these historic quarries. I wanted to experience the place and to capture it, but I wondered whether I should be taking the photographs at all. As I worked, I felt removed from the factual history of the place, and became entranced by the immediacy of what was before me. Whenever I look at this photograph, I think about my own mortality.”

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

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