Lisa Klapstock


October 18 - November 3, 2007
Artist's Reception: Thursday October 18, 6-8 p.m.

For over ten years, Toronto artist Lisa Klapstock has used photography to investigate the complexity of visual perception.  Through the use of variances in depth of field, Klapstock explores the artifice of pictorial construction and the camera’s role in the enhancement or alteration of how we view and experience our surroundings. The resulting images are stunning panoramas that mimic the ways in which our minds perceive objects in space and time –experiences that photography has been attempting to replicate, mediate or control since its invention. 

Diane Farris Gallery is pleased to present, Depiction, an exhibition of Klapstock’s fragmented photographic constructions.  The images in Depiction display multiple perceptions of the same pictorial space, simulating the way the human eye sees by scanning rapidly back-and-forth across a scene, continuously framing and re-framing fields, and pausing to capture split-second images. Klapstock’s photographs contain mysteries of content and context that elude the viewer and offer detailed visual investigations while simultaneously teasing the eye with seemingly partial knowledge.

Klapstock has exhibited widely in North America and Europe as well as participating in residencies in The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, and Banff, Alberta. Her work is in corporate and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery of Canada, the Musée de la Photographie, Chaleroi, Belgium; the Kamloops Art Gallery; and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Between 2004 and 2006, Klapstock’s work toured Canada in a solo show entitled Liminal that was accompanied by a hard cover monograph of her work. She has exhibited with Diane Farris Gallery since 2003.

In November, Klapstock will be showing her video works, Ambiguous Landscapes and Migration, in the Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin Video Festival held in Paris.  Also during November, Klapstock will be part of a two-person show with Paulette Phillips at the Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, curated by Catherine Bedard.

About Diane Farris Gallery: Voted best private art gallery in Vancouver by the Georgia Straight in 2007, Diane Farris Gallery was founded in 1984 and has developed into an internationally recognized showcase for contemporary Canadian and international art.  Serving the private and corporate collecting sector, the gallery is especially noted for finding and establishing new talent.

Picture 2, Toronto, Panel 3

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