Documenting a Resurrection, and Resurrecting the Documentation, at Circuit Gallery
In 1929, Germany commissioned one of the greatest architects of the 20th century,
Enter contemporary artist
Now at Toronto’s Circuit Gallery, “Shelagh Keeley: Barcelona Pavilion” gives a first look at the artist’s slides of the pavilion, scanned and turned into the exquisite mid-scale color photographs currently on view. Though her slides were made into photographs, the images were not altered. They therefore retain a texture that enhances the richness of the images themselves. “I love the grainy quality of slide film,” Keeley said. “No digital re-touching was done, or altering of the images with Photoshop. They are what they were.” While the same cannot necessarily be said of the pavilion, at least it is as close to what it was as a replica can be.
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