On view from Sept 10 - Oct 9, 2016 Amanda Arcuri: Illumined will feature work from the Toronto-based photography artist's Land and Sky and Projector series. Arcuri’s work explores themes of humans and nature, reflecting on the question of how we connect with the natural around us. She explores this through staged interventions in outdoor landscapes. As she manipulates the landscape, Arcuri puts on seemingly ritualistic performances for the camera, collaborating with temporal materials such as fire, ice and light. The landscape becomes a backdrop to create a complimentary dichotomy with the objects and elements she places within it. The final images leave the viewer questioning how it has been made or what exactly they are looking at. It is the images’ ambiguity that transforms the mundane into something otherworldly or mysterious. The enigmatic qualities leave its meaning subjective; the work can be read having environmental undertones while also possessing philosophical interpretations.
Amanda Arcuri is an award-winning, emerging photography artist based out of Toronto, Ontario. Amanda completed her BFA at Ryerson University in Photography in 2009 and is a recent graduate of the Masters of Applied Arts program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work has been exhibited at Audain Gallery, The Charles H. Scott Gallery, the Gladstone Hotel and On the Slate at Vaughan City Hall, with a recent commission by the city of Vancouver.