Olga Korper Gallery
Title: The Visitation
Dimensions: 29" x 29"
Medium: Chromogenic Photograph
Courtesy of Olga Korper Gallery and the Artist
By photographing Canadian animals in abandoned and crumbling domestic architecture, Maureen O’Connor raises questions about how nature and the built environment intersect. She sees these spaces as transformative, evoking memory and showing the beauty and fragility of the animals and the architecture. While the juxtaposition may appear odd, the images convey a sense of calm and quiet tension. We are invited to cross the threshold and imagine new narratives where the natural world and the domestic world meet, and consider how this informs our identity in a country defined by both its wild landscape and its orderly cities. Maureen O’Connor’s artistic practice is lens based traditional photography and her photographs are printed on Chromogenic Paper, traditional darkroom emulsion based paper.