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New Art Gallery of Sudbury exhibition opens Thursday

It features the work of Toronto contemporary artist Sara Angelucci
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A still from the video projection Ghost Orchard by Sara Angelucci.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury has invited the community to the opening of a major new exhibition by Toronto contemporary artist Sara Angelucci titled Undergrowth, which is to take place 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22.

Angelucci and curator Shannon Anderson will be present at the opening. There will be an artist and curator “Walk and Talk” of the exhibition in conversation with Sudbury artist Elyse Portal at 5:45 p.m.

The exhibition comprises 28 artworks including four series of photography-based works, an

audio installation, and the new video projection Ghost Orchard.

Sara Angelucci: Undergrowth includes two components, this mid-career solo exhibition curated by Shannon Anderson from the artist’s work over the past decade, and a companion book, including essays by Kim Fahner, Fides Krucker, and Bénédicte Ramade, to be co-published Spring 2023 with ECW Press.

Guest curator Shannon Anderson said artist Sara Angelucci transforms found photographs and creates images exposing the cultural and historical conditions outside the image frame, bringing attention to the social forces that generate the language of photography.

Undergrowth brings together several bodies of work produced over the last decade that examine the ways in which photographic practices have contributed to the divide between humans and nature.

“Together with curator Shannon Anderson, the opportunity to work with artist Sara Angelucci - and her elegant and uncanny photo-based art work - has been extraordinary for the Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d’art de Sudbury, a process spanning four years,” said Demetra Christakos, director/curator of the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

The artist’s work resounds with deeper elegiac themes – personal loss and grief, the acknowledgement of cultural alienation from nature and settler impact on indigeneity – making the experience of co-production more meaningful - and timely.”

The exhibition continues at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Nov. 27. Admission is free with a donation.