Birthe Piontek: Miss Solitude @ Access Gallery, Vancouver [21 April]

Birthe Piontek: Miss Solitude


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21
April
19:00 - 22:00

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Access Gallery
222 East Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1Z7
Birthe Piontek: Miss Solitude
April 22 – June 17, 2017

Opening Reception Friday: April 21, 2017, 7:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival

Book Launch of Miss Solitude: Cuttings with Marguerite Pigeon and Birthe Piontek, Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM

In Conversation: Grant Arnold with Birthe Piontek, Thursday May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Birthe Piontek has gained attention in recent years for her evocative photographic still life and portraiture, which often cleverly challenges our assumptions about intimacy, subjectivity, and mortality. Found photographs and object have long played an important role in Piontek’s work, but until recently, their arrangement has always resulted in a photographed image. Miss Solitude marks a decisive shift in the artist’s practice, presenting viewers with a series of new work comprised entirely of assemblages and installations. Through manipulations of vintage prints, embellished household objects, hair, textiles, and footwear, Piontek considers the photograph as fetish and talisman, and investigates its role as assistive device in both the fabrication and disavowal of femininity, memory, and desire.

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Originally from Germany, Birthe Piontek moved to Canada in 2005 after receiving her MFA from the University of Essen in Communication Design and Photography. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is featured in many private and public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Applied Arts in Gera, Germany. Piontek’s project The Idea of the North won the Critical Mass Book Award 2009, and was published as a monograph in 2011. She was nominated for the AIMIA AGO Award 2014, and her recent project Lying Still was shortlisted for the Edward Burtinsky Grant in 2015.

Image: Birthe Piontek, Wax Shoes, from Miss Solitude, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
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