FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 30, 2012
WORLDS APART: 3 COUPLES EXPOSE THEIR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH EXHIBIT, ‘AT THE SAME TIME’
‘At the Same Time’ is an innovative and revealing group photo exhibition highlighting the personal relationships of six artists from the LGBT community. The exhibit will be accompanied by the launch of their new publication of the same name, which contains a compilation of content from their past exhibitions.
TORONTO, ON – On August 10, 2012, Steven Beckly and Dylan MacNeil (Toronto, ON), Ted Kerr and Zachary Ayotte (Brooklyn, NY), and Colin Quinn and Oisín Share (Manchester, UK) will draw and expand on a variety of photographic traditions through exhibition at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA).
The six artists have simultaneously discovered the nature and development of their romantic relationships from three different parts of the world. Private exchanges emerging from domestic, romantic, and sexual dimensions of relationships are openly explored, uncovering a collection of personal narratives and intimate realities.
This exhibition arrives on the heels of PRIDE celebrations the world over, and aims to pull the curtain away and expose the reality of same sex relationships in today’s culture. Karen Stanworth, Director at the CLGA comments: “As each couple has curated the photographs, their distinctive perspectives on the subject matter have emerged. I’m looking forward to seeing what Steven and Dylan bring to the Toronto installation of the photographs. We’re also pleased that the book will be launched at this final venue for the photographs.”
Join the ‘At The Same Time’ artists on August 10, 2012 from 7:30-10PM at the CLGA (34 Isabella St., Toronto, Ontario). The exhibition will run until September 24, 2012 and copies of the ‘At The Same Time’ publication can be purchased online for $25.00 at http://atthesametime.bigcartel.com or in person at the exhibit.
About the Artists:
Zachary Ayotte is an artist based in Edmonton. His work has been exhibited internationally. www.zacharyayotte.com
Steven Beckly is a photo-based artist living and working in Toronto. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. He has been collaborating with partner Dylan MacNeil for the past three years. www.stevenbeckly.com
Ted Kerr is a writer and artist from Edmonton. Currently living in New York City, he is attending the New School and working with Visual AIDS. Kerr was a founding member of Exposure: Edmonton’s Queer Arts and Culture Festival, and HIV Edmonton’s first Artist in Residence. www.tedkerr.org
Colin Quinn and Oisín Share are Irish-born artists, currently based in Manchester, UK. Their visual project, “Quinnford + Scout,” is a photo-documentation of their development as a couple. Their work has been exhibited and published internationally. www.quinnfordandscout.eu
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