Archive is a series of works that depict the unreliability of administrative seeing. Each work is a tableau of objects misidentified and transformed by the imprecise eye of law. Harmless objects are misidentified as unsafe, while others are incorrectly labelled as something else they resemble only incidentally.
Hudson Christie (b. Hamilton 1992) is a Toronto based visual artist who works with photography and sculpture. Using paper and polymer clay, he creates miniature dioramas which he photographs and then immediately archives or destroys, leaving the photograph as the prioritized record of his work. Using this approach, Hudson simulates familiar products and byproducts of late modernity, undermining their conventional meaning.
Christie graduated from OCADU in 2014, and his illustration work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Suddeutche Zeitung Magazine, among many others.
MARCH 10-27, 2017
Crossing Guard One, inkjet print, 30"x24", 2016 edition of 1
Castle, inkjet print, 30"x24", 2016 edition of 5
Staircase, inkjet print, 30"x24", 2016 edition of 5
Conduit, inkjet print, 30"x24", 2016 edition of 5
Sculptures are available individually, Hydrocal and latex paint, 2017
WIL KUCEY GALLERY
1183 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Director: Wil Kucey
Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly