Peeps Show
26th Sep 2014 - 22nd Nov 2014

Gala Opening Reception Friday Sept. 26 @ 7-10pm

Photography Series

Paula Thiessen is an accomplished writer, editor, researcher and photographer, in this series of black and white photographs, a body of work that spans decades, Thiessen endeavours to show her “peeps” as they have never been represented before. Theissen is attracted to photographing people, as they offer her a greater margin for chance and opens an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, and most importantly new stories. As Sontag states:”[t]o photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves.” And in her view, if photography is illicit in this way, then the gallery-goer is also implicated, for looking at photos of people one doesn’t know, recalls the pleasurable voyeurism of the peep show. Paula Thiessen (MA Lakehead University-English) accredited photographer, designer, writer and researcher contributing to: This Magazine, The New Quarterly, as well chief researcher for Naomi Klein, Mark Kingwell, Bruce Mau Design.

Gala Opening Fri Sept 26th, 7pm. Featuring artist talks, jazz music by Robin Ranger, and refreshments including delectable catering from Sushi Bowl and Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery. All ages welcome, all by donation. Show runs until October 25, 2014   Gallery 2