Contributing Factors: Selections from Sovfoto

December 6, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Karmen, R. Mme. Eliane Dardain, a Frenchwoman, was one of the prisoners in the Pomeranian camp for politicals. Mme. Dardain was arrested in Paris as the wife of a French general, an adherent of de Gaulle’s. n.d., gelatin silver print., 15 x 24 cm. Collection MacLaren Art Centre. Anonymous gift, 2001

Contributing Factors: Selections from Sovfoto
December 6, 2018 to March 10, 2019
Joan Lehman Gallery
Guest Curator: Jason Dunda
Reception: Thursday, December 6, 7 to 9 pm

Artist Jason Dunda presents photographs from the MacLaren’s Sovfoto Archive, a collection of 23,116 vintage Soviet press prints dating from the Stalinist period in Russia. Dunda utilized Sovfoto, as well as other international news agencies, in preparation for A Hall of Unflattering Portraits, his solo exhibition. Contributing Factors highlights Dunda’s singular eye and illuminates his working process.