EYE BUY ART from a slice of history

No CommentsPosted August 11, 2011 by Emily McInnes

Untitled #6 from the Series Lines, Squares, Circles.

Untitled #7 from the Series Lines, Squares, Circles.

Looking at Toronto photographer Jeremy Gesualdo’s images is like peeling back the layers of an onion. He collects vintage family photographs that he finds online, with scenes that contain imagery that is universally familiar and nostalgic. The layers you see have been crafted by hand using yarn and textiles typically seen in traditional, folk art forms such as crocheting, knitting and embroidery – which he has then re-photographed and presented as a special edition for EYE BUY ART.

The images Jeremy creates give the photographs a sense of dimension, and references the Constructivist period in art history during the late 1920′s. The series provokes questions about how we respond to formalist design, and how we experience precious objects of sentiment; perhaps allowing new meanings to unfold as we look at familiar family photos in this new context.

Happy summertime collecting dear art lovers!

Emily McInnes


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