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Photographs by John Pfahl and Jonathan Lewis at Nina Freudenheim Gallery

Digital photography gets a calculated frisson of fractal nuance from megapixel technology in the handsome color landscapes of John Pfahl. Altering his photo’s picture plane by computer-editing the incremental enlargement of specific portions of the photographic image, Pfahl redirects the viewer’s reference to the physicality of the picture—the thin envelope of tissue that is the photograph in a structural paradox between the chemical and physical order of the art-form.

Artist-in-residence Marla Hlady's installation at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

Toronto-based artist Marla Hlady’s exhibit currently at Hallwalls comprises several distinct components: a dozen or so minimalist paintings/drawings; a half dozen or so idiosyncratic electronic music boxes; and two site-specific sculpture with sound works based on the unique moveable walls aspect of the Hallwalls gallery space.

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