Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fausta Facciponte in "Reliable"

January 16-March 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16 at 2:30 pm
435 King Street East
Cambridge, Ontario

"Reliable" marks Fausta Facciponte's second solo exhibition of large format photographic close-ups of doll's faces. The artist uses digital photography as a means of reclaiming these common childhood playthings, many of which have been found second-hand or purchased on eBay. Each image has been constructed out of dozens of individual photos that have been digitally stitched together to capture the fine detail of each doll's expression, their individual quirks and personalities. At first glance these images appear cheerful and bright, but they also call to mind historical mourning and memorial photographs, which often focused on children as their subject.

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