Venue details: Articsók Gallery, 1697 st. clair avenue west, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6N 1J2, t. 416 651 5020 | Official Website: www.frankrodick.com
Event date > from 30-04-2015 to 30-05-2015 | Opening hours: Gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 12.00 – 6.00 pm | Opening reception: Thursday, April 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Artist’s talk: Thursday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Following exhibitions in the US, Russia, and South America, international photo-based artist Frank Rodick will exhibit new work at Toronto’s Articsók Gallery. Entitled Everything Will Be Forgotten and opening April 30th 6-9 pm, the exhibition will include over 25 images, most making their Canadian debuts. Visitors will have opportunity to see two intimately related series: Rodick’s multi-layered portraits of his mother Frances Rodick, and his new self-portraits, both sets of work expressionistically reimagined from found photographs. The exhibition, part of Toronto’s CONTACT 2015 photography festival, runs until May 30, 2015.
Separately and together, these images tell the stories of a woman and mother, a child and son, and their relationships—to themselves as individuals, to each other, and to history. The images lyrically weave together elements as diverse as historical catastrophe (the Holocaust and its cross generational aftermath), physical and mental illness (including the personal and familial ruination of dementia), the nuances of violence and disfigurement, and the finality of death. Fundamental to this exploration is Rodick’s explicit engagement of these issues through the fragmenting and hazy prism of remembrance.
Frank Rodick has shown his work across North and South America, Asia, and Europe in over 75 exhibitions, 35 of them solo. He is represented in numerous public and private collections across the world.