Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $1,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
872387 21-Sep-2022 12:59:12 PM $1,000
872345 18-Sep-2022 04:36:22 PM $900

LOT h018

1993 -

Pears with American Tulipwood
archival print and mixed media on board
on verso signed and dated 2019
22 x 23 in, 55.9 x 58.4 cm

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800 CAD

Sold for: $1,250

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Courtesy of the Artist

This work is edition 1/1.

Theo Terry’s practice is informed by historical still-life painting, commercial photography, collage, and the aesthetics of digital processes. His work recontextualizes materials and objects to navigate both pictorial concerns and those of wider society: wealth, labour, and consumption. Through the layering of representational modes and the hyperbolization of framing, apparent oppositions—between image and object, natural and artificial, depth and flatness, authenticity and mass production—play out within each composition. Sculptural components, digitally drawn and cut from stone, plastic, and wood, provide conventional framing functions but at times obscure photographic elements. Combining a handmade aesthetic with a hyperreality of colour, scale, and tactility, the works suggest a latent potential in the objects which constitute our world.

Terry’s work has been exhibited locally in Vancouver at such venues as Charles Clark Gallery, HOWARD495, and Trapp Projects, amongst others. He received the John C. Kerr Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Visual Arts and was shortlisted for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize. His exhibition Artificial Shrimp and Other Simulacra was part of Capture’s 2020 Selected Exhibition program. Terry received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. He lives and works in Vancouver.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

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Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

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