Dennis Duncan

 

The Bio:

As a retired professional dancer and choreographer of thirty years, my creative works as a photographer are an extension from one art form into another. Shifting forms within a space still remains the foundation of his creative efforts. I am a self-taught photo-based conceptual artist whose works have been exhibited in Toronto and Vancouver as well as having works in collections in Canada, the United States and Norway.


"Beauty seldom speaks the truth. It passes itself between reality and the reality that we seek.The moment of a memory is subject to constant change. Perspective is controlled by time; a child's reflection of events is very different as they age throughout life. Age develops beauty that in turn creates insight in the search for understanding the present and the reality we seek. Time erodes, and the need for clarity transforms the truth. Beauty is a seducer that that captures the heart and creates a lifelong desire to return. It is an attack on common sense by using sentiment as it's weapon. Beauty is a romance of escaping the present while defining aspects of the present."


Selected Exhibitions


2002“Becoming”, solo show at the Elliott Louis Gallery (Ballard Lederer Gallery), Vancouver, BC


2003“Blister in the Sun” (Contact Festival), group show at the Neubacher Gallery, Toronto, ON


2005“Oh Canada”, a group show at the Propeller Gallery For Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON


2006"Stilliform”, solo show at Gallery 44 (Members’ Gallery), Toronto, ON


2007“Reconstructed” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


2008“Traces” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2009“Silent Seditions” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2010“Visible Vestiges” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2011“Raw Memory” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2012“Acts of Exposure” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2013“Shifting”, solo show at Gallery 44 (Members’ Gallery), Toronto, ON


2013“InSight” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2014“DNA” (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313 , Toronto, ON


2015"Witnesses" (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


2016"Ellipsis" (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


2017"Spectra"  (Contact Festival) group show at Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON