Photo Sampler Immature
The Globe and Mail, Sept. 17, 1982, p. 1
Part of the selection process employed by Jayce Salloum, curator of New Canadian Photography was arbitrary, but it resulted in an eclectic exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Photography, displaying both the best and worst of Canadian photography in the 80s. While criticizing some of the 150 works as bland and boring and praising others as wryly theatrical and sophisticated, John Bentley Mays refers to the deep divide in the 'quality' of this cross-section of new Canadian 'camera artists'. Mays finds hope for Canadian photography in the works that eschew a worn-out obsession with formalism and demonstrate a rethinking of 'narrative, emblem and tableau.'
ITEM 1982.057 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Paranoid State – Joyan Saunders