The gallery is pleased to present “A Photographic Survey”, our first solo exhibition and Canadian premiere by multitalented French artist Charles Matton. This exhibition will display a selection of work, including photographs from his very first “Reconstitutions of Sites”, from the early stages of a process started in 1986 which led to his famous “Boxes”. The self-described “manufacturer of images” created these interiors by designing, building, sculpting, painting, and lighting miniaturized sets. Matton then photographed these sets to produce “almost realistic” images depicting a parallel universe of spaces and accessories created by the artist through composition, material, and colour. He carefully crafted lighting, the final step in his process, to break down the appearances into endless interpretations in his obsessive search of reality.
IMAGE CREDIT: Charles Matton ‘Alberto Giacometti’s Studio Box with Charles Matton’s Hand,’ 1986 Estate Charles Matton.