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UNCOVER: Faulty Connection / Not Being Seen

September 28 2019 / 10:00am - November 23 2019 / 5:00pm

This lens based work, by Danielle Eglison and Emilie Van Hoderbeke, was produced as part of the Magenta Flash Forward Incubator program, facilitated by Dave Ingram at Georges P Vanier Secondary School. The Flash Forward Incubator Program is dedicated to fostering future visual artists in Canada by giving youth from diverse backgrounds the mentorship they need to create their work and a platform to amplify their voices through exhibitions and publications. Danielle and Emilie are in the second year of this emerging artist program centred on relevant thematic concerns.

ARTIST / DANIELLE EGILSON
Faulty Connection (2019)

“Things disrupt the view of the lens often, but they usually come between the lens and the subject. These photographs were created by disrupting the connection between the camera’s body and the lens. I wanted to explore how detaching the lens from the camera distorts reality. The resulting images create a feeling of a barrier between the viewer and the subject.”

I was born in Abbotsford and raised in the Comox Valley. I am interested in using photography as a process to explore and creatively express ways of seeing and perception. I use experimental and non-traditional photographic techniques to create surreal images that magnify the sense of disconnect between the viewer and the subject. In this way I hope discover the ways in which people are not exactly what we see and know about them.

I’m currently a Grade 11 student at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. My work has been exhibited at the Roundhouse Gallery (Vancouver) as part of the 2019 Magenta Flash Forward Incubator program, The Polygon Gallery Chester Fields 2019 exhibit Something in My Eye, and in the 2019 Georges P Vanier Art Student Show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, Comox.

ARTIST / EMILIE VAN HOLDERBEKE
Not Being Seen (2019)

“One of the decisions that people must make every day is between being seen and not being seen. The sheet represents the promise of comfort, safety and a judgementless day; ways in which we hide from the perceptions of others. It is not always easy; sometimes we have to make the choice to be invisible, and that’s more OK than society wants you to think it is.”

I was born and raised in the Comox Valley. I am interesting using photography as a method to see things as they are, documenting reality but in a stylized way, mixing reality and interpretation. I want to explore the idea that there is more than you think to what we perceive and that there is more to people than what you see on the surface—you should expect there to be more than what you immediately see.
I’m currently a Grade 11 student at Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. My work has been exhibited at the Roundhouse Gallery (Vancouver) as part of the 2019 Magenta Flash Forward Incubator program, and in the 2019 Georges P Vanier Art Student Show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, Comox.

FACILITATOR / DAVE INGRAM

I have been making photographs for the past 30+ years. My recent focus is empty urban landscapes, abandoned feral shopping carts, back alleys, derelict buildings and other neglected areas. I have worked as a secondary educator at GP Vanier Secondary School over the past five years with a specialization in photography and digital media arts. I am committed to building opportunities in the community, whereby students have supportive and professional environments in which to share their work and see themselves recognized as part of a larger cultural context.

 
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