(Québec + Ontario, Canada)
One and Two
Jim Verburg is interested in the subtleties of human relations, especially the questions of intimacy and sexuality, and on what is often left unsaid in these relations. The videos For a Relationship (2007) and Family Album Number One (2009) unveil the shadowy aspects of his relationship with his parents and become the models for a space of liberation between two people. In the more recent works in the exhibition One and Two, circles (found in nature, produced by the lens, traced, imprinted, superimposed, animated) stand in for human subjects and compose a theory of groupings relativized by unstable positioning, movement, framing, focusing, and perspective.
The artist wishes to thank the FOFA Gallery
Born in 1977 in Belleville, Ontario, Jim Verburg shares his life between Toronto and Montreal. His photography-based works are taking increasingly varied forms as he seeks to uncover the subtleties of human relationships and issues of intimacy and sexuality. His films have been presented at festivals around the world, including Reel 2 Real International Film Festival in Vancouver (2009), Mixed Up in Philly (2009), MIX 21 NYC (2008), and Queersicht Film Festival in Berne, Switzerland (2008). His works have been shown at Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton (2010), Gallery 44 in Toronto (2009), and the Theodoridis Contemporary Gallery in Zurich (2009).
372 Ste-Catherine W. | space 403 | 514 874 9423
Sept 9 – Oct 8, 2011 | Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm,
Opening – Friday Sept 9, 2011 at 5 pm (meet the artist)