Thursday, November 25, 2010
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects is pleased to present Balcony, an exhibition of recent photographs by Elaine Stocki.
November 25 to December 19, 2010 at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
Stocki's capitivating photographs are remarkable for their hermetically sealed surfaces, a high degree of perfection in draughtsmanship and masterful compositions in light and shadow. Embracing the languages of desire, pain, indifference, and transcendence, of infirmity and ephemerality … instead of the allure of a rich heap of pearls or diamonds, Stocki offers human and animal physicality that is simultaneously transient, immobile or petrified. Each figure is depicted in an uncomfortable middle zone that is visually destabilized by an immediate presence and sense of imminent movement forward, towards a future position based on a pervasive synthetic realism that fosters a related deep-seated insecurity. ~ Wayne Baerwaldt
Elaine Stocki was born in 1979 in Winnipeg. She attended the University of Manitoba for her BSc and BFA degrees and Yale University for her MFA in Photography. Recent exhibitions and projects include her MFA Thesis show at Yale University, New Haven (2009), Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2009) and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2008). In 2011 Stocki will exhibit at La Maison Rouge, Paris, and Primetime, Brooklyn. She is part of the upcoming TBW Book Series 3.
For more images of Stocki's work, please click here, and scroll down.