Sara Angelucci
October 21 – December 10, 2016

Sara Angelucci’s practice is based in photography, video and audio, exploring vernacular photographs and films, and analyzing the original context in which images are made. Drawing attention to conventions of image making, her work foregrounds the cultural role vernacular images play in framing particular stories, creating histories, and memorialization. Over the years her projects have developed from an examination of the family archive and immigration, to a broader analysis and interpretation of anonymous/found photographs.

In recent projects, including Aviary, Angelucci draws from the history of photography, as well as natural and social histories, transforming found images and repositioning them within the broader cultural context from which they emerge. This work has featured birds in sound and image to position the human figure (in found images) in relationship to the natural world and endangered species. The emphasis has been on fusing the human and the bird, evoking a relationship of empathy rather than separation. 

About the artist

Sara Angelucci is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, video and audio. She completed her BA at the University of Guelph and her MFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her photography across Canada including exhibitions at the Art Gallery of York University, Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Vu in Quebec City, the Toronto Photographers Workshop, the MacLaren Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Richmond Art Gallery, and the St. Mary’s University Art Gallery in Halifax. Her work has been included in group shows in the US, Europe, and at the Pingyao Biennale in China. Her videos have been screened across Canada and abroad, at festivals in Europe, China, Australia and the U.S. She has participated in artist residencies at the Art Gallery of Ontario, NSCAD (Halifax), the Banff Centre, and at Biz-Art in Shanghai.

Angelucci is an Adjunct Professor in Photography at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.

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