How Do We Tell Our Life Stories?

January 7, 2016 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by

© Nancy Friedland, 'Look Out' from Constellations, 2015. Courtesy Circuit Gallery, Toronto

© Nancy Friedland, ‘Look Out’ from Constellations, 2015. Courtesy Circuit Gallery, Toronto

Nancy Friedland’s Constellations is on view through January 30 at Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA in Toronto. The opening reception is January 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. In these images, the Toronto-based artist explores and searches for meaning in the day-to-day moments of her own family. The images consider how we tell our life stories.

Friedland’s explanation of the work says, “I want to draw attention to this primitive seeking: the innate desire to find order, pattern and connection from a montage made up of these little moments. I am watching my characters closely as they age and change. If I illuminate certain details, will I find some truth, an underlying structure, a map that will give me the story I crave? Or are the visual patterns just that: here a line flows through many images, a colour that continues from frame to frame, forcing a connection where maybe there is none?”

© Nancy Friedland, 'Loon and Tom Thomson' from Constellations, 2015. Courtesy Circuit Gallery, Toronto

© Nancy Friedland, ‘Loon and Tom Thomson’ from Constellations, 2015. Courtesy Circuit Gallery, Toronto