Dimensions: 3.25 x 10.5 in. (each)
Original mats accompany this lot
Geoffrey James’ subject matter ranges from ecological slag heaps and asbestos mines to formal gardens and stunning architecture. Many of his photographs imply the distressed relationship between humanity and nature, though he makes no claim about making art to change the collective conscience with regard to the environment. “…I don’t go around making photographs for environmental posters. I suppose primarily I’m making a record, I’m bearing witness.”
James, a self-taught photographer, moved from his birthplace of St. Asaph, Wales to Canada in 1966 and began exhibiting in the early 1970s. His photographs can be found in the collections of the Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal); the Canada Council Art Bank; Air Canada; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Museum of Modern Art (New York); and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a recipient of many grants and awards and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy.
—Courtesy of Waddington's
Signature: The first, signed on the reverse; signed, titled "Villa Reale or Pisani /82, dated (likely printed) /85 and inscribed "For Robert & Wendy" on original mat; the second signed on the reverse; titled and inscribed "for Robert Swain" on the original mat
Private Collection, Ontario