Bodies in Trouble exhibit at SAW Gallery

by Jackson

Hélène Lefebvre

I am happy to announce the inclusion of four photographs from Playing House in the upcoming international group show Bodies in Trouble at SAW Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario. Here is a description of the exhibition by SAW Gallery, details follow:

An exhibition featuring photojournalistic works and documentation of performance art spanning over 50 years, Bodies in Trouble takes an inspiring look at the human plight to survive and to fight for freedom. Sharing many aesthetic and conceptual concerns, photojournalistic work and performance documentation are often labeled as remnants of past events; in this exhibition, they are unabashedly presented as visual art. With subjective, poetic and at times subversive practices, the ten photographers and performers invited from Canada, Spain, France, the United States and the UK bring hope and light in a world that can be extremely dark. Bodies in Trouble includes such historical works as Leap into the Void (1960) by Yves Klein, the Pulitzer-Prize– winning The Kiss of Life (1968) by Rocco Morabito and a never-before-seen restored photographic panel (circa 1954) by acclaimed filmmaker Maya Deren. Many of the photographs presented in the exhibition will be shown in Canada for the first time.

The curator, Stefan St-Laurent, has put together a provocative and haunting exhibition. I am thrilled to exhibit with this group of photographers, including:

Maya Deren (New York, USA)
Cristina García Rodero (Madrid, Spain)
Yves Klein (Paris, France)
Rocco Morabito (Miami, USA)
Greta Pratt (Norfolk, VA, USA)
Lana Šlezić (Toronto)
Paul M. Smith (London, UK)
Jana Sterbak (Montréal)
and Alex Webb (New York, USA)

Over the next two weeks I will highlight the work of some of the artists in the show and take a closer look at my own photos. In the meantime, here are the details for the opening:

Bodies in Trouble Exhibition Opening

Thursday, July 22, 8PM – 2AM

Galerie SAW Galery
67, rue Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON, Canada K1N 7B9

Music with  DJ BEAR witness (Ottawa)

Cash bar

Updates and discussion at the Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=134897893198482&ref=ts

There will also be a talk in September during Festival X. I will post more information at that time.

Ontario Arts Council

Inclusion of photographs from Playing House in Bodies in Trouble at Galerie SAW Gallery was made possible by an exhibition assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council.