Julie Sando responds to the artifacts she finds while photographing storefronts and window displays. Specifically, she looks for representation that chronicle changes in cultural attitudes around gender, tourism and the natural sciences. With Nightshades at Saudade Toronto, there are references to the solanacea family of ornamental and medicinal plants and to common shades of hosiery. From a database of scans made from offset printed hosiery packaging and advertisements, Sando has inverted their original colours and removed portions of their textual information through a variety of analogue and digital processes. In doing this, many of the shared ideologies that underpin these commercial impressions are revealed.
“Nightshades” is a series of twelve photographs created by Julie Sando for Saudade Toronto and the Contact Photography Festival. Each photograph is printed on Fuji Crystal Lustre archival photographic paper and is hand signed by the artist. No more than 10 impressions of each image will be available to maintain exclusivity.
Dimensions with black wood frame: 20” x 26”
Available from June 5 - July 25