Andrea Pinheiro / Dan Siney
Strange Weather / July 29-August 4, 2011
In this collaborative exhibition, Pinheiro and Siney explore their shared interest in photography’s relationship to reality and the ability of the viewer to engage with the photograph as both object and image. A tension is created between the painted and photographic parts of the image, exposing an act of destruction and creation, chance and intention, irreverence and compassion. Through these imposed material interactions, the artists complicate the images in re-enactment of the multilayered and complex nature of the experience of seeing.
BIO: Andrea Pinheiro (b. 1982, Kingston, ON) is an artist and curator working in photography, print, mixed media, paint, video and installation. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Pulp at Republic Gallery, Cobwebs at Cooper Cole Gallery, Bomb Book at Presentation House Gallery, and Not Photographs, a two-person exhibition with Damien Moppett at Satellite Gallery in Vancouver. She has attended a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and a curatorial residency at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver. She completed a Diploma of Studio Art at White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She is an Assistant Professor at Algoma University and is also the director of 180 Projects, an experimental exhibition space. Pinheiro currently lives and works in Sault Sainte Marie, Canada and is represented by Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto and Republic Gallery in Vancouver.
Dan Siney is an Emily Carr Graduate (2003), who has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in New York, Milan and London. He was also shown intinyvices, a series of exhibitions curated by Tim Barber and exhibited in cities in Mexico, England, France, Japan and the USA. Notable exhibitions include The First Annual New York Photography Festival, Brooklyn; Moodyville at the Presentation House Gallery; and recently Strange Weather, a collaborative exhibition with Andrea Pinheiro at the Art Gallery of Algoma. Since 2003 Siney has also published works in venues such as Hunter and Cook and Border Crossings, and has produced several self-published artist books, includingAnimals Who Don’t Know You’re Trying to Help, in cooperation with Unit Pitt Projects, 2011.