PORTALS THROUGH TIME
Vernissage: Thursday, December 1, 2016 18:00-20:00
Christopher McMullen is pleased to announce an exhibit of photography at Exposure Gallery entitled “Portals Through Time,” an architectural exploration of Coptic Cairo, Egypt. The exhibit explores architectural details from that Christian enclave of one of humanity's oldest cities.
“Cairo is a fantastic city,” says Christopher, who has lived in such old cultural locales as Mexico and India. “The layers there are staggering. In every country there are people living in different centuries right now in modern times. But in Cairo, those centuries become millennia. It is kind of a concentrate ofhuman society.” Like a visual core sample, the works extract architectural elements from different periods of Cairo's existence. Coptic Cairo contains elements both pre-and post-Christian, straddling both time and religion.
There will be an opening reception for the general public on Thursday 1 December at 18h00. Mr. McMullen will be at the gallery on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December (13h00 to 17h00) to give viewers a personal tour and insight into his work.
1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Exposure Gallery is a creative collaboration between the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa and Thyme and Again. This space functions not only as a sophisticated gallery space, but also as a restaurant, a gathering space, and a venue for special events. Through this collaboration, we hope to strengthen the existing community and to introduce a new audience to the appreciation of photo-based art. The gallery is located on the top floor of Thyme and Again.