Mark Siddall Gallery

Mark Siddall Gallery

October 06, 2009 09:00 ET

Photographer Mark Siddall Digs Up Our Collective, Crumbling Past With Cemeteries

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2009) - The latest exhibit at the Mark Siddall Gallery takes a dig at the most universally troubling of subjects-death, and the way it lives on after the fact.

Cemeteries will run from October 22 to November 14, with an opening reception on Wednesday, October 21, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Long, leaf-swept scenes of utter desolation-where crumbling masonry tributes hang tough, even in spite of the work of the elements-take centre stage in this heartfelt homage to our ultimate destiny. Here, we confront our endings, in the company of stone angels with heavenward gazes and the barren landscapes against which we imagine them playing out.

This is Cemeteries, photographer Mark Siddall's latest photographic diversion, and it is a poignant acknowledgement of those low-slung, rambling patches of headstone-studded land that make us catch our breath and stop our tracks and summon our Wordsworth.

The stonework, the ironwork, the statuary of a cemetery are all relics of another time; all desperate efforts to solidify forever the ephemeral breeze of life with concrete evidence of Earthly existence; all agonizingly perfect fodder for an extraordinary photography exhibit called Cemeteries.

Siddall is an accomplished and award-winning photographer who studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. His varied work reflects his varied tastes in photographic subject matter, but Siddall's art is always an authentic expression of his interpretation of the world around us. His photography is a treasured part of a number of both private and public collections, including that of the Port Colborne General Hospital.

Mark Siddall Gallery is an artist-run fine-art gallery that seeks to inspire a lively exchange of thoughtful and socially conscious ideas. It is a division of the Maask Group, whose broad portfolio of holdings includes photography, media and technology interests.

For more information, please contact the Mark Siddall Gallery.

Contact Information