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Christopher Boyne

March 31 to April 30, 2017
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 pm
550, côte d'Abraham, Québec
Friday March 31st, 5:00 pm

About the Artist

About the Exhibition


Chris Boyne (b. 1984, Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a photo-based artist who uses found ideas, memory, and fiction to create work with manifold complexities. His work has been shown across Canada and in the United States. Recent exhibitions include black nance & bourtilier marine at Ryerson Artspace (Toronto), stepside at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Geneva at Access Gallery (Vancouver). In 2015, he participated in the thirty-third Symposium international d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, and was one of the inaugural artists for Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency through Access Gallery, Vancouver. In 2016, Boyne was part of the Le Chant des pistes residency event through Admare (Îles de la Madeleine). He holds a BFA from Ryerson University and an MFA from Concordia University and lives and works in Montréal and Halifax.

one stack, three stacks

Two old prints : here, a ship with one smokestack follows a thin strip of land along the horizon; there, a larger ship with three smokestacks sails in an endless sea. Not knowing the stories behind these two found photographs, Christopher Boyne makes them a point of departure for telling new ones. In an attempt to reproduce the effects of similitude observed in the two images, the artist creates fictions that are their equivalent. A narration for each vessel situates it in an imagined space-time, while a pennant associates each with a fictional shipping line. These unknown ships are thus granted new identities, allowing them to go beyond the fixity of the image and meet in fiction.

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