Republic Gallery

JIM BREUKELMAN - Out of Fiction
September 6 to October 12

In his first exhibition at Republic since 2009, Vancouver photographer Jim Breukelman returns with a new body of work highlighting his recent experimentation with photoassemblage. As its title implies, Out of Fiction borrows from both fantasy � for example, science fiction or the raw creativity often displayed in children�s colouring books � and reality: how these processes of imagination manifest themselves �in ways both foreseeable and unforeseeable�. The act of bringing these elements together in finished photographic works illuminates the proximity of their origins in a historical, cultural imaginary, as well as the tenuousness of the divisions between them.

Image: "Instructions from Flash", 2013, archival inkjet print, 35 x 43 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Click for additional credits.