1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
Cambridge Galleries present an exhibition of Sara Angelucci's work from the past ten years. Angelucci's photographs and videos explore the reaches of memory using both archival and new images. The focus has been to investigate the limits of the media, as well as the confines of our human capacity to remember. Drawing on her family history, Angelucci's works explore shifting identities and a suspended state between an immigrant past and a complex current hybrid history.
Sara Angelucci is a photo and video artist living in Toronto. She completed her B.A. at the University of Guelph and her M.F.A. at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her photography across Canada including exhibitions at Le Mois de la Photo (Montreal), Ace Art (Winnipeg), Vu (Quebec City), Toronto Photographer's Workshop, MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Richmond Art Gallery. Her videos have been screened across Canada and included in festivals in Europe and Hong Kong. She has participated in artist residencies at NSCAD (Halifax), the Banff Centre, and Biz-Art (Shanghai). Sara Angelucci is represented by the Wynick/Tuck Gallery and V Tape in Toronto.
by Ivan Jurakic, Curator, Queen's Square.
Somewhere In Between is the first mid-career survey of photography and video by Toronto-based artist Sara Angelucci. Bridging the transition from chemical to digital processing, she uses the technical capacities of both to recapture ephemeral moments from her families’ history. Angelucci’s practice hinges on her affection for amateur film and photography and the use of each medium as a form of vernacular record keeping. The artist uses family photos, documents, and Super 8 film footage of outings and events to revisit the discrete moments that shaped her upbringing. By reusing and even recasting familiar scenarios from original documents, Somewhere In Between parallels the journeys of her own family–as Italian-Canadians, as immigrants, as workers, and as tourists–with the proliferation of photography and film throughout the post-war decades.
The exhibition brings together key works produced over the past decade, including: She Crossed the Sea (2001), Stillness (2003), Al Riverso (2004), Everything in my Father’s Wallet / Everything in My Wallet (2005), the poignant video installation Questions She’ll Never Answer (2002), and a selection of recently restaged film stills titled Regular 8 (2009). A 28-page publication accompanies the exhibition with essays by Ivan Jurakic and Shirley Madill.