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Miles Collyer: how do you surrender to a drone?

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MILES COLLYER | how do you surrender to a drone?
TUESDAY 22 MARCH SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2016

OPENING RECEPTION
THURSDAY 14 APRIL, 5:00PM-7:00PM

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MILES COLLYER | how do you surrender to a drone?

how do you surrender to a drone?, is a cohesive installation of interrelated works. Image objects, documented forms, and sculptural armatures create a new deconstructed means for the presentation of photographic referents. As a starting point, the two-dimensional image is taken as a challenge. The image plane is manipulated to achieve a perceptual shift in the viewer’s experience of the photographic print.

Provisional elements within the installation position the works within a broader theme of politics, war, and abstraction. Evidence of civilian construction, wreckage artifacts, carbonized materials, and representations of the communication methods of conflict play this role; isolating principle qualities of an image and of materials to steer art towards a discussion of complex and charged politics. The installation is a reflective political work that does not respond with the immediacy of an activist stance.

MILES COLLYER is a visual artist who works with images and sculpture to challenge the traditional boundaries of photographic practice and aesthetics. His work has been published and exhibited across Canada. Selected group exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth); Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney); Open Space (Victoria, BC); and The Power Plant (Toronto, ON). His photographic mural was included in the exhibition Showroom at the University of Toronto Art Museum (2016). Collyer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, and is the Career Development Coordinator at OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Miles Collyer would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Read RE: HOW DO YOU SURRENDER TO A DRONE? by CRAIG RODMORE, an essay published alongside MILES COLLYERS exhibition.

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