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Project X 2023 Celebration: Karina Kraenzle

October 5 ‑ November 5, 2023

Arts & Entertainment

In her series, Déjà vu, artist Karina Kraenzle reorganizes found photographic images of the body and classical sculpture to create new forms in three-dimensional space. Using various collage strategies, the source imagery is employed both as historical artifact as well as the building material for “sculpting” new images – repositioned for contemporary ends. The resulting works play with light, shadow, and texture in a reimagined landscape. The elegant and layered compositions suggest glimpses of familiar forms, while their positioning evokes a vaguely unsettling atmosphere. Together, they invite us to consider how objects become images – and images once again become objects – while playfully exploring the spaces in between. Recipient of the 2023 Project X Photography award, Karina Kraenzle has conducted her artistic practice in Ottawa since 1995. Over the years, she has combined multiple media with original and found photography, producing bodies of work in series as well as in site-specific installations. An ongoing subject in Kraenzle’s work is photography itself - its special relationship to time, memory, and the uncanny - as well as its unique capacity to contain certain fictions and uncertain truths. Her work has been exhibited both locally and nationally, including at Toronto Image Works, Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Cube Gallery, Shenkman Centre for the Arts, Galerie L’Imagier, John B. Aird Gallery, and CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Project X 2023 Celebration: Karina Kraenzle

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Ottawa Art Gallery
10 Daly Avenue
Sky Lounge - Level 3

When

Event Date: October 5 ‑ November 5, 2023

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