In her series 33 Circles (2013), Toronto-based Laurie Kang investigates primary shapes such as parallelograms and circles in both admiration and critique, presenting them as metaphorical tools and sites of perception, action and potentialities. 33 Circles chronicles an exercise repeated an arbitrary thirty-three times over wherein light-sensitive, photographic paper was exposed and torn to make collages and photograms in varying compositions.
Is aura circular in emulation?
Or intense choice
Laurie Kang works in photography, collage, sculpture and installation. Drawing from her female narrative, she uses sensitive materials to mine embedded social hierarchies and structures of power. Recent exhibition and project sites include The Power Plant, Erin Stump Projects, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery 44, Art Metropole (all Toronto), Soi Fischer, Gallery 295 (both Vancouver), Jen Bekman Gallery (New York), and the launch of the book publication 33 Circles and launch with Mossless at the New York Art Book Fair. Her work was also selected for inclusion in The Magenta Foundation’s 2013 Flash Forward publication and exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions include Camera Austria (Graz) and Les Territoires (Montreal). She is an MFA candidate at Bard College.