Nothing Here Appears to Exist
But What Contributes to Harmony
March 19 to April 18
Republic Gallery is pleased to present Nothing Here Appears to Exist But What Contributes to Harmony, a solo exhibition of new work by Yedda Morrison, presented as part of Capture Photography Festival.
Morrison’s work foregrounds that which typically serves as backdrop or supporting scenery in the drama of mass consumerism by re-photographing landscapes and other “natural” elements in mass-produced magazines. Positioned “after nature,” the work attempts to create “nature” —or the experience thereof— through its own highly mediated image. Reframed, the scenery becomes the central, virtual field, inhabiting the privileged and precarious position of both image subject and object of desire. The show is comprised of a series of colour photographs and an installation.
Yedda Morrison is a San Francisco-based writer and visual artist. She is a founding member of the artist/writer’s collaborative The Collective Task and a founding editor of Tripwire, A journal of Art & Poetics. Her books include Darkness (Make Now Press, 2012), Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Press, 2008) and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). Her work has been anthologized in Against Expression (Northwestern University Press), Kindergarde (Black Radish Press), I’ll Drown My Book (Les Figues Press) and most recently in Reprint Appropriation (&) Literature (LUXBOOKS). Morrison is currently represented by Republic Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
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