O/ Divided/Defined, Weights, Measures, and Emotional Geometry

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O/ Divided/Defined, Weights, Measures, and Emotional Geometry

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Verburg’s work in photography, video, print, installation, and text subtly mines the complexities of romantic and familial relationships. Often working with minimal or abstract shapes and images to create an emotional topography, revealing the intricate layers that constitute intimacy, the harmonies and dissonances inherent in an interpersonal dynamic. Taking shape as a poetic puzzle – where many individual pieces offer divergent perspectives and sit in tension with one another in a shared space, suggesting how differences in visual perception parallel the often disparate points-of-view held by individuals navigating relationships. In this publication, Verburg focuses specifically on the circle and line in his practice, both as an aesthetic celebration of the form, as well as the possibility of form to represent ideas of the whole or self. Moving between image, object and idea – exploring personal and interpersonal negotiations of thought, emotion, intention and meaning.

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Jim Verburg is a citizen of Canada and the Netherlands. Past exhibitions include an installation at Widmer + Theodoridis contemporary (Zurich), Portrait Study at the New Stage of the National Theatre (Prague), Domestic Queens at the FOFA Gallery (Montreal), So Many Letdowns Before We Get Up at PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts (Winnipeg), and the solo exhibition One and Two at Galerie B-312 for Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal. Recently he has presented a solo installation at Convenience Gallery (Toronto), a feature exhibition for the Contact Festival (Toronto), Where I Lived, and What I Lived For curated by Jon Davies at the Oakville Galleries, Untitled Installation (Weights and Measures) at ARTSPACE (Peterborough), and most recently More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto). He has held residencies at the National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto) and The Banff Centre (Alberta). His film For a Relationship won the 2008 Jury Prize for the Best Canadian Short Film at the Inside Out Film Festival (Toronto), and was nominated for the Iris Prize (UK). He currently lives and works in Toronto.

DAZIBAO PRIZE

With this book, Dazibao rewards Jim Verburg, recipient of the Dazibao Prize, conferred during the 2011 edition of the Mois de la Photo à Montréal (guest curator: Anne-Marie Ninacs) and for which the Galerie B-312 presented the exhibition One and Two. The recipient of the Dazibao Prize is given the opportunity to produce a book as part of Dazibao’s series Les portables.

For each edition of the Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Dazibao confers a prize to an artist participating in the event and whose work is particularly significant. Since 2007, Dazibao has rewarded the prize to Gustavo Artigas (2007), Zineb Sedira (2009) and Jim Verburg (2011).

LES PORTABLES

LES PORTABLES collection of Les Éditions Dazibao is dedicated exclusively to the work of one artist. The collection appropriates the form of the book as a space, and a site, for the dissemination of contemporary photographic practice. The books of Les portables are travelling exhibitions with unlimited venues and circulation.

 

Artist : Jim Verburg
Edited by France Choinière
2013
Bilingual, 102 pages, color reproductions, hardcover
ISBN 978-2-922135-41-1 
 

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