Sense and Sentiment : Antonio Giacchetti

Smith, Kesa. Sense and Sentiment : Antonio Giacchetti. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery 44, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"Drawing influence from the history of non-representational photography, and recent practices by the artist in this field of production, this series serves as an active rejection of sensibility and sentimentality. Using steel, a material foundational to the social and economic structure of the artist's hometown Hamilton, Giacchetti creates images that are fundamentally reductive in both form and meaning; offering up the representational history of photography in exchange for a photograph that essentially refers to and depicts nothing but itself. After sensitizing plates using a silver-gelatin emulsion, the plates are then exposed to ambient light in Giacchetti’s hometown. Although definitive in intention and execution, this work embraces objectivity in its purest form, reducing an image of the artist’s history to a flat black plane." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Interviews
All Contributors: Smith, Kesa (Author); Giacchetti, Antonio (Interviewee)
Dossier: 410 - GIACCHETTI, ANTONIO
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery 44
Artists: Giacchetti, Antonio
Event Title: Sense and Sentiment
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery 44 (Toronto, Ont.)
Dates: 9 June - 8 July 2017
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; HISTORY; SILVER GELATIN EMULSION
Copyright Statement: Gallery 44
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Includes biographical notes.
Exhibition is presented in partnership with OCAD University.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 14:35
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/28565
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