Dan Bergeron: Faces of the CityJuxtapoz // Thursday, 09 Sep 2010
Bergeron’s most recent body of work, Faces of the City, juxtaposes the abrasive charm of the distressed surfaces of modern cities with the intimate familiarity of the human face. As the walls and surfaces of the city define its physical character and spatial identity, the faces of its inhabitants provide the city with its personality, disposition and magnetism. His fusion of the two explores the idea that beauty truly lies in the scars, wrinkles and blemishes of places we live and people we meet.
Faces of the City will feature original photo-based, mixed media assemblages, as well as a selection of editioned photo prints featuring the artist's street installations.
Bergeron’s work has been displayed in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. His public installations can be found in alleys, boroughs, arrondissements, and on high streets in Toronto, New York, Paris and London.
Dan Bergeron (aka Fauxreel)
Faces of the City - preview online here
Show & Tell gallery
Opens Friday, September 10th at 7:00pm
On view through October 3rd, 2010
More info on the artist at http://fauxreel.ca