JD Gallery

 

The following images are photographs taken in and around the rural enclaves of Ontario.  Because my dissertation project examines the aestheticization of ephemera, garbage, and found objects within rural landscapes, my aim is to capture images of domestic refuse in natural environments, and anomalous juxtapositions of old and new technologies.  My objective is to examine how disposable objects, obsolete technologies, and modern waste material constitute a new, modern representation of the pastoral: the neopastoral. Some of the images below have appeared in magazines such as Qwerty, filling Station, and The Torontoist, and have been exhibited at venues from Toronto to Calgary.

 

 

Repose

 

Cold Pastoral

 

Reflection of the Interloper

 

Cradle or Celestial Light

 

Deadstock Removal

 

Preservation and Decay

 

In Medias Res or

The Shoe Tree

 

Rural Abstract

 

Rural America

 

A Final Aubade

 

View from the Rear of a Toronto Streetcar

 

County Road 6 or

Pagan Rituals

 

The Solitary Reaper

 

Rural Abstract 2

 

The Reckless Dream

 

Femininity

 

Pastoral Unconscious

 

Highway Scenes

 

Dwelling

 

Interior Perception

 

Rural Abstract 3

 

Phallus Dentata or

Distinctive Disturbance

 

Rural Abstract 4 or

"I Claim This Silo Wall in the Name

of Anarchy, Satan, Hitler, etc."

 

Anecdote of the Jugs

 

Interior 6

 

Perspective

 

Der Stiefel

 

Embryo

 

Mise en Abime:

The Home Abandoned

 

The Thing that Managed

to Thing Itself into Thinghood

 

It Took Dominion

 

The Work Abandoned