O'Born Contemporary



Mark Peckmezian, Solo Exhibition

November 22 – December 21, 2013


intervention statement


O'Born Contemporary is pleased to present Mark Peckmezian's first solo exhibition, Pictures. Despite the artist's singular figural muse, the conceptual sights of this latest body of work are ultimately trained on a reification of now defunct pictorial modes, aesthetic strategies, and stylistic approaches to photography. At one time thoroughly acceptable and highly traditional, "photography as mere photography" now strikes us as completely radical. The anti-tipping point Peckmezian orchestrates by focusing on a token subject refutes the current trend in photography and enunciates a radical simplicity, pushing his thesis into the realm of the absurd. Pictures functions on a variety of intellectual levels, performing its role as an exhibition equally for the uninitiated and the weathered.

about the artists

MARK PECKMEZIAN is a Toronto-based artist and commercial photographer. Working within portraiture and documentary photography, Peckmezian attempts to leverage the analog-digital divide, producing work that draws into relief the enduring value of analog processes. He recently completed his BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto. His commercial work is represented by Lisa Bonnici in Canada and by Webber Represents in the US and Europe.