Ingrid Mayrhofer: After Krieghoff

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Saturday, January 11, 2020
September 21 - January 11
The Upper Gallery
Opening reception: Saturday, October 19, 1-3pm
“After Krieghoff” comprises a series of stereoscopic photo and video compositions using Mayrhofer's own photographs of landscapes and objects together with skies appropriated from a Cornelius Krieghoff painting. The imagery responds to the ambiguity of the photographic record, adjusting the landscape much like Krieghoff did through genre painting. 
In the context of contemporary photography, the project plays on notions of veracity and staged moments, place and representation, authenticity and appropriation, as well as on the ecology of forest management. In a way, it builds on the anxieties of romanticism and the effect of industrialization on the natural and social environment. 
The project furthers Mayrhofer's exploration of the intersections between culture and nature, seeking a common visual ground in blurred fields between images borrowed from art history and her own photographs. 
Ingrid Mayrhofer (BFA, MA, York University Toronto) is a practicing visual artist, educator, and community arts practitioner based in Hamilton. 
Ingrid Mayrhofer gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of The Government of Ontario.