Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bertrand Carrière's current exhibition “Lieux Mêmes” featured in The torontoist.com

"Then and There in the Here and Now"
by Amanda Happé
November 17th, 2009



"Then and There in the Here and Now" by Amanda Happé
November 17th, 2009

There’s something about the quiet landscapes that line the walls of the Stephen Bulger Gallery that’s oddly disquieting. It’s easy to tell that they show vistas far from here—the vegetation and the topography carry those subtle but clear cues of an unfamiliar place—but it’s not that. The lighting seems suspended between an artificial dusk and the bleakest of mid-days, but that’s also not what’s out of place. It’s because there’s something intentionally absent from Canadian photographer Bertrand Carrière’s series “Lieux Mêmes.” They are photographs of something that is no longer there. The subject left the scene ninety years ago.

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