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Christophe Canato - Ricochet
Christophe Canato’s new series of evocative photographic works trigger memory. This rich photographic series comprises of darkly lit portraits and still lives, each piece brimming with a sense of uncertainty and mystery.
Anna Pappas Gallery
2-4 Calrton Street, Prahran, Victoria, 3142
Opening drinks: Thursday 1 May
Christophe Canato, Ricochet (Untitled 3), 2013, archival pigment print
Christophe Canato’s new series of evocative photographic works trigger memory. This rich photographic series comprises of darkly lit portraits and still lives, each piece brimming with a sense of uncertainty and mystery. The series delves into the psyche of childhood and ponders at the fascination and imagination held within the mind of the child. In his upcoming solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery Canato will exhibit eight works from the Ricochet series.
As Alasdair Foster (Director of the Australian Centre for Photography, 1998-2011) writes ‘Christophe Canato’s photographs of boys are not so much portraits as psychological portrayals of the developmental stage that follows infancy and precedes adolescence.
These human subjects are complemented by photographs of inanimate forms and structures… Objects that fascinate the mind of a boy but retain little interest for the busy grownup. In this way the artist sets up a dialogue between the adult viewer and the half-remembered period of childhood his photographs evoke’
Born in France in 1966, Canato grew up in an artistic family, his father a talented painter. At seventeen Canato successfully enrolled in the Beaux-Arts School and went on to complete a DNSEP (Diplôme national supérieur d'expression plastique) (comparable to a MFA) in 1989. In 2005 Canato moved to Perth where he now lives and works. Throughout his career Canto has exhibited extensively throughout France and more recently within Australia. This is Canato’s first exhibition with Anna Pappas Gallery.
OPENING DRINKS: THURSDAY 1 MAY, 6PM
EXHIBITION: 29 APRIL – 31 MAY, 2014