ROAAr Book Club Presents | Seeing Double: Photographic Portraiture in McGill’s Visual Art Collection

Event

McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library Building 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
Photo of a woman, sitting in a fur coat with hands folds in her lap in front of a painting of a woman in the same posture.

 

Event Description

Join Michelle Macleod, McGill Visual Arts Collection’s Assistant Curator, as we highlight some new and noteworthy photographs in the University’s art collection. In this talk, you will learn more about the VAC’s recent photo acquisitions as well as other significant photographers in the collection. A focus on documentary photographs by Quebecois artists will have us seeing double as we explore photographic vision and discuss the unique characteristics of the medium and its history. In this talk, three prints by Charles Gurd, Gabor Szilasi, and Daniel Fodor from the University’s collection are put in dialogue to explore photographic vision. Photo Credit: Charles Gurd, The Heiress, 1475 Pine Avenue West, 1974, Inkjet print, 48.26 x 35.56 cm. McGill Visual Arts Collection, 2018-012.036. Ó Charles Gurd.

 

About ROAAr Book Club:

Engage with new ideas every month with ROAAr’s Book Club. Join staff and guests to exchange ideas inspired by the treasures in the collections. Our collections are rich and varied, which means that the topics will vary from month to month - join us as we talk books, artworks, printing techniques, and more.

All are welcome.


This event is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada
 

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