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For Immediate release May 8, 2009


Sara Angelucci
Regular 8
New Photographs
May 9 - May 30

Opening: May 9
Artist Present from 2 – 5pm



Regular 8 (Dog), 2009, 40 x 42 inches

We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Sara Angelucci, to be presented by the Wynick/Tuck Gallery, opening on Saturday May 9th 2009. The artist will present from 2-5pm.

Regular 8 is one of the Feature Exhibitions in this year’s Contact Toronto Photography Festival under the theme Revolutionizing the Way we See the World.  In her catalogue essay for the show, Katy McCormick states:

“Sara Angelucci’s Regular 8 series returns film to its origin in the still image, while turning our attention to the post-war nuclear family of the 1950s. A period characterized by growing consumption, new mobility, and a large population aspiring to middle class success, it also witnessed the spread of eight millimeter or “Regular 8” home movies. Playing on the idiosyncratic interference caused by Kodak’s punch-hole tagging system—a series of numbers appearing across the end frames of each film—Angelucci makes poignant reference to the last moments of such films, where a series of white dots dances across the screen as the action winds to a close. Preserved, yet already in the process of dissolution, as evidenced by the invading punch holes, these images describe a moment of in-between. Existing somewhere between film theorist Andre Bazin’s characterization of photography and film, these photographic moments are suspended like “insects in amber” while shifting perpetually between frames as “change mummified.”

Referencing scenes from found and borrowed films, Angelucci’s staged photographs portray celebrations, holidays, and outings—where family and friends were often recast in idealized, cinematic versions of themselves. Here, everyone dressed up for, and played a role in, the portrayal of the happy family. By arresting such moments, Angelucci both celebrates and interrupts the formation of such identities, pointing to the tensions that may exist outside of the frame. Using the qualities of analogue photography as the basis for a hybrid digital practice, Angelucci dips into the wells of multiple histories and processes. In their convergence, she captures the still revolutionary force of the “mirror with a memory” to fascinate, disturb, and seduce.”

Toronto based Angelucci’s photography has been featured in exhibitions across Canada including at Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Vu in Quebec City, the MacLaren Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Richmond Art Gallery. Her videos/installations have been shown across Canada and included in festivals in Europe, Hong Kong and at flEXiff International Experimental Film Festival, Sydney , Australia . She has been Visiting Artist or Artist in Residencies at numerous universities and centres across Canada and abroad, including NSCAD (Halifax), the Banff Centre and at Biz-Art in Shanghai , China . Works are include in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Civilization , Ottawa .

Sara Angelucci’s Regular 8 was ranked number three on Contact 2009: 50 Best Bets on the Toronto Life website. www.torontolife.ca

Sara Angelucci’s Regular 8 can also be found in the following publications:

Air Canada ’s May issue of enRoute
Kristen Den Hartog Blog at www.kristenhartog.wordpress.com
Summer issue of New York based Zinc Magazinewww.zinkmag.com
Summer issue of Tokion Magazine- www.tokion.com
Things of Desire Blog- www.thingsofdesire.ca
Contact Guide – www.contactphoto.com


Project Room


Onions on a Cutting Board,  1980, oil on board, 12x 18 inches

Informal Ideas: 02_09, calling home

A thematic exhibition of work from private collections for resale
Doris McCarthy, Kelly Mark, Mary Pratt, Michael Snow