In Six Characters in Search of a Photography
Featured exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
In Six Characters in Search of a Photography, Fausta Facciponte presents new work that blurs the line between the real and the artifical. The artist creates diorama-like scenes composed of kitsch decorative objects; ceramic figurines, cocktail glasses and garish landscape paintings are crammed into absurd but formally elegant compositions. Each work reflects on the social constructs of the art world, and different roles such as artist, curator, and collector are represented by a central protagonist figure and are played out in a fictional display. The images’ visual fullness, liveliness of color, and vaguely familiar objects arrest the viewer’s attention and draw them into an extended act of looking, as an attempt to define the world of art becomes lost in the artwork itself.
Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive