B.G-OSBORNE : DOLLO’S LAW
September 9th – September 23rd 2016
Opening Friday September 9th, 8 – 11pm
Wed – Sat, 12- 5 pm
“An organism is unable to return, even partially, to a previous stage already realized in the ranks of its ancestors”.
– Louis Dollo
In this growing body of primarily image-based work, B-G Osborne uses archival family photographs and self portraits to create collages, manipulating their relationship to self-produced images and the traces of their own image in family photographs and shared stories of mental illness. A coming to terms with the many unpredictable outcomes of self-induced medical interventions and the irrefutability of certain hereditary traits.
Beck Gilmer-Osborne is a queer identified and award-winning visual artist based in Toronto. Their work focuses on tensions, absences, and power in relation to fluctuating gender identities; exploring and interrogating the potential of gender embodiment to serve as both a tool for gender deconstruction and revision. Osborne was the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Academic Award in 2015.
Curated by Daniel Joyce.
Photo credit Steven Beckly.
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