Andrea Szilasi, Montreal, Québec | Joyce Yahouda Gallery: joyceyahoudagallery.com
Andrea Szilasi lives and works in Montreal.
In 1988 Andrea Szilasi earned a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies and French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto, before continuing her studies at Concordia University in Montreal, taking a BFA in 1991, and is currently finishing her master’s in photography there. Her work is presented in many solo and group exhibits in Canada, Mexico City and in Europe, and is part of a number of public collections that have included the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and can be found in private collections as well. Andrea Szilasi is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal.
EXHIBIT at Rencontres
“My current series of photographs of museum statues alters our perception of the intended representation of the human body. Taken with my cell phone camera and enlarged as plotter prints (photocopies used by architects for plans), the large-scale, high contrast black and white photographs on cheap paper give a crass quality to the spotlit statues. It appears that they were taken from their respectable institutional home and transposed onto a concert stage or into a strip show. You could say that the breakdown of our expectations is echoed by the deterioration of resolution and detail in the photographic image.”