Juliette Agnel, Ljubodrag Andric, Edward Burtynsky and Ned Pratt
July 14 - August 13, 2022
- We are pleased to present an exhibition of new photographs by artists Juliette Agnel, Ljubodrag Andric, Edward Burtynsky, and Ned Pratt.
French photographer Juliette Agnel has travelled around the world documenting remote landscapes. Agnel's ongoing series Les Nocturnes depicts dreamlike landscapes surrounded by expansive starry skies. By combining photographs taken at different times of day, Agnel is able to capture every detail of the terrestrial and cosmic elements in her subjects.
In all my subjects, there is the presence of terrestrial and cosmic forces. In Sudan, all of the sites were built according to the position of the stars, in particular the tombs. The cosmos had a sacred significance. What drives this series, in particular, is the desire to show the forces that are there, invisible forces, that speak of our origins and the relationship to the sacred and to nature - and to ask myself the question of how to show these forces that animate this place.
Agnel will have a solo exhibition at the gallery this November. This will be the first time her work has been shown in North America.
Toronto-based photographer Ljubodrag Andric travels in search of unusual or overlooked architectural spaces. Recently, Andric explored several locations in Italy. The intricate geometry and curved forms he encountered there are the basis for his latest body of work.
Most recent studies concur that this staircase [Pietrasanta 1] was built based on a design by Michelangelo. The “screw-like” form is unique as a structural approach and yields a space that appears carved from within. Standing there is disorienting, but in a way one is surprisingly grateful for the experience. It is easy to abandon oneself to it - let perception do its magic; let your sense of space evolve. The longer one stands there looking up - or is it up - one asks after a while…
- Ljubodrag Andric
For five years, Edward Burtynsky travelled to Africa with the intent of documenting the last continent to undergo rapid industrialization. With this new body of work, which will premiere at the gallery in October 2022, Burtynsky expands on major themes in his practice including mining, pollution and the juxtaposition of infrastructure against the landscape.
New visual resonances emerged while I photographed in Africa. While evolving my use of the aerial perspective, in these recent pictures I am surveying two very distinct aspects of the landscape: that of the earth as something intact, undisturbed yet implicitly vulnerable... and that of the earth as opened up by the systematic extraction of resources.
- Edward Burtynsky
Edward BurtynskySalt Pans #32, Walvis Bay, Namibia, 2018 pigment inkjet print on Kodak Professional Photo Paper
58 1/2 x 78 in.
Edition of 3$ 60,000.00
Ned Pratt's photographs focus on the subject of Newfoundland. His innate understanding of the province’s beautiful but harsh landscape creates a foundation for his minimal, striking photographs. Pratt's latests works expand on his practice with a fresh perspective that continues to highlight composition, light and colour.
'Crowley’s Property' is an excellent example of a 20th century out port dwelling, which was built between 1912 and 1915. It's a typical "biscuit box" style house and was previously painted at a different angle by my father, Christopher Pratt, I had always wanted to photograph the site and felt that this spring was the perfect opportunity.
- Ned Pratt
On view at
Nicholas Metivier Gallery
190 Richmond St E, Toronto ON M5A 1P1
through June 25.
For additional information,
please contact Sarah Massie, (416) 205-9000.