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His Dreadful Glance

Colin Miner
April 8 – May 6, 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 8
Artist Lecture: 7:46pm sharp



An exhibition by Colin Miner at Neutral Ground from April 8 to May 6, with artist talk and reception on April 8. His dreadful glance comprises an installation of new work developed in conversation with processes of dodging and burning. The exhibition engages an anxiety that shadows the photographic and its production of meaning through lightness, darkness, reflection, refraction. Hands grasp, pose, and waver. At angle an eye opens and closes, a spiral unravels, and a leaf hopes to hypnotize offering access to the political through the absent and present, cyclical, and askew.

Alongside this exhibition articulations take form as editioned artist print and short essay by Daniella Sanader. Sanader is a writer and reader who lives in Toronto. In her text accompanying Miner’s exhibition, she enacts short exercises in trying to see everything at once.

Colin Miner holds a PhD in Visual Art and culture. He is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, most recently in the Peruvian Amazon, and has presented exhibitions in Canada, China, and Germany. Miner’s art practice includes writing, facilitating exhibitions, and the artist project Moiré.

Exhibition Essay (PDF)


Punning Photography’s Legacy: His dreadful glance, by Bruce Hugh Russell
Colin Miner’s exhibition, His dreadful glance (April 8th – May 6th, 2017), reviewed in Luma Quarterly (issue 008, vol. 2, Spring 2017) by Bruce Hugh Russell
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