Altered Images at Hand: A Contact Scotiabank Photography Festival Exhibition

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Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design MFA graduate students Karly McCloskey And Elyse Longair’s thesis works are to be included in the group exhibition Altered Images at Hand: A Contact Scotiabank Photography Festival exhibition presented by Propeller Art Gallery

Virtual exhibition: April 28 — May 16, 2021

Opening reception and artist’s talks: Saturday, May 1, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Propeller Art Gallery is pleased to present Altered Images at Hand, an exhibition exploring physical manipulation in photographic works.

Photography being used as a manipulated element within a greater work has significant historical precedents, and continues to be enthusiastically embraced by artists for the virtually unlimited possibilities. 

Propeller Gallery presents 57 artists’ works that combine photographic elements altered through photo-collage and other manual techniques of physical modification including cutting, painting, texturing, layering, distorting, and more. It is through this creative intervention of the artist’s hand that new contexts and expressions become evident.

Karly McCloskey is a Toronto-based artist who specializes in videography, editing and animation. Embodying both analogue and digital techniques, her works are hybrid monsters. Each artwork, film, and animation utilize touch and care. Karly focuses on collaboration with her materials, embracing the entanglements of each step of creation. She carries a BFA in Integrated Media and is receiving her MFA this spring from OCAD University in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media and Design program. 

Elyse Longair is an emerging artist currently completing her MFA degree in the Interdisciplinary Art Media & Design program at OCAD University, Canada. Her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions nationally. Presently, Elyse is an RBC Emerging Artist at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Primarily working in collage, her work aims to explore how fragmented worlds of a reconstructed past may question our notions of time and reshape our thinking of the future.

Altered Images at Hand is presented by Propeller Gallery in association with Contact Scotiabank Photography Festival .