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WYN GELEYNSE
Nested Stories
May 1 to May 31, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 1, 6 to 8:30p

Premier Exhibition with KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY
86 Miller Street, Toronto

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APK, Aug. 22, 2012 (detail), mixed media projection, 2013

Nested Stories is a solo exhibition of Wyn Geleynse’s recent multi-media and video work. As part of an ongoing investigation of personality through creative forms of documentation, this body of work comprises several ‘portrait installations.’ Each installation is a filmic rendering of an individual recounting a story, which is then projected onto a meticulously crafted diorama, morphing the two-dimensional medium of projection into a three-dimensional sculptural installation.

Central to the conceptual underpinnings of these ‘portrait installations’ is Geleynse’s sustained interest and engagement with idiosyncrasy. A series of raconteurs regale the viewer with personal narratives, undirected by Geleynse who, in creating these portraits, determined only the location of each shoot and means of presentation, thereby acting as a passive observer rather than an orchestrating director.

The agency that each of Geleynse’s sitters enjoys is reflected in the ease with which their stories unfold. Accentuated by the diorama, the narratives take commonplace and largely unremarkable domestic spaces as their settings; they are animated by the content of the stories rather than a sensational situation.

Nested Stories is a technically novel exhibition that provokes compelling conceptual reconsiderations of the limits of traditional portraiture. Here, the sitters are afforded agency by telling their stories visually through their person, resisting the subject passivity typified by portraiture.

For additional information, or to inquire about this exhibition, preview opportunities, and/or general gallery questions please contact info@katzmancontemporary.com.

Katzman Contemporary
86 Miller St
Toronto, Ontario, M6N 2Z9
416-654-9515
www.katzmancontemporary.com

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 11-5
Saturday 11-6
or by appointment


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