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CHRISTOPHER MCNAMARA: FALLING IN PLACE
25 May – 18 August Opening Reception at RMG Fridays, 7 June, 7pm
A new exhibition is opening at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery with works by multi-disciplinary artist Christopher McNamara. It includes two works that explore the sights and sounds of cities caught by camera, and relocated to installation and short film. His latest work, Falling in Place, is inspired by a somber short story of the same name written by the artist’s father, Eugene McNamara. It is a haunting tale, told through three 3D films that are shown simultaneously.
In the work Amulet City: On Location, McNamara provides viewers with a city populated by narratives, stories housed in tiny buildings constructed complete with billboards and branded signs. The buildings reveal the influence of geography on the artist, and yet are not tied to any specific location. These miniature landscapes create a sense of nostalgia, yet embody a place that never was. This exhibition brings to the forefront small details of lives lived and makes them iconic, in effect creating familiar worlds we sense we may have inhabited. Organized and circulated in collaboration with Thames Art Gallery. Curated by Carl Lavoy and Linda Jansma.
About RMG Fridays: On the first Friday of the month join the RMG in celebrating creative talent. The RMG buzzes with live musical performances, interactive art experiences, social mingling and more. RMG Fridays is free to attend, and has a cash bar. All ages are welcome, 7-10pm. Fundraising by donation supports future RMG Fridays.
7 June: RMG Fridays Welcome Summer Performances by ethereal vocalist Isla Craig as well as Oshawa supergroup The Coachlites. This event celebrates the opening of Christopher McNamara: Falling in Place as well as Abstracted Lenses: The Experience of Perception, an exhibition that includes selections from the permanent collection.
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Christopher McNamara, Falling in Place (video still) 2013