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Opening Reception: February 5th 7pm-10pm
Exhibition Running through to March 4th

New Votives explores the relationship between abandoned satellite dishes and their floating interstellar counterparts. Analogizing the history of modern day telecommunication and traditional votive sculpture of the Mesopotamian era, artist Benjamin Freedman exposes the tension of seemingly utopic possibilities of space development against the reality of derelict space junk scarring earth surface and atmosphere.

- Andrea Leigh Pelletier

Benjamin Freedman is a Canadian artist currently living and working in Toronto. In 2013, he received his BFA in photographic studies from Ryerson University. In June 2015, he published a book of photographs titled Observations of Foreign Objects in a Remote Town, which weaves together fictional photographs of lunar geologic samples, scientific machinery and cosmic landscapes. He has exhibited extensively in Toronto and most recently at Aperture Gallery in New York City.
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