BIRCH CONTEMPORARY

Opening: Thursday, May 4, 6-8pm – 129 Tecumseth Street,┬áToronto,┬áCanada

We are delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Nicholas Pye.

‘A Silent Storm’ is a body of work about memory, duration, and disappearance. Through the use of large-scale photographic images, video installation and embossed text works, the exhibition speaks about identity over time and notions of voluntary and involuntary disappearance.

The photographic self-portraits in the exhibition use masquerade to depict identity in flux between what is fixed and what is fading. Additionally, the imagery in ‘Rocker’, ‘A Silent Storm’ and ‘Caught in Flight’ references recollections of masculinity and gentleness. The text works are fragments of a poem written by the artist, while video installation ‘The Mountain’ shows the nature of being: birth, life, death. This work, which is set on an infinite loop, cycles through the becoming and the departure of the anonymous subject.