PhotoSynthesis: Rodney Graham at Ticho House

July 8, 2011-November 4, 2011
Location: Ticho House
Artist: Rodney Graham
Curator: Timnah Seligman
Media: Historical film, video, photography and drawings
Employing a multitude of media, Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s works reflect his fascination with the cultural and intellectual environment of the 19th century. His wide-ranging art frequently engages with technologies of the past: literary, psychological, and musical texts, optical devices, and film. This exhibition brings together four consummate examples of Graham’s work, representing different disciplines (video, photography, and drawing). They demonstrate the ways in which the cultural and intellectual traditions of the past, which resonate throughout Ticho House, have informed his contemporary artistic practice.