Artwork by Jessica Eaton,  Spatial Relation 27 (2009)

Jessica Eaton
Spatial Relation 27 (2009)

archival pigment print mounted on foamcore
edition 1/3
40 x 33 ins ( 101.6 x 83.8 cms )

Sold for $2,950.00
Sale date: September 26th 2018

Private Collection
Gabrielle Moser, “Lenscraft: Jessica Eaton Asks Us to Think About What We See,” “Canadian Art” (Winter 2013)
In 2010, Eaton began developing what was to become a signature visual technique. Photographing painted grayscale cubes and prisms through red, green, and blue lens filters—primaries on the additive color wheel—she uses multiple exposures to generate layered chromatic effects directly onto her negatives. Easily mistaken for digitally manipulated images, her works appear to defy the logic of analogue photography, but are in fact the products of countless hours of painstaking experimentation in the studio. Created in 2009, “Spatial Relation 27” slightly prefigures the full expression of her current idiom, offering viewers an intriguing glimpse at the artist’s development. Already recognizable here is Eaton’s facility at achieving a pleasing compositional balance through additive colours and neatly delineated geometric space—two features that would come to characterize her best known works.

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Jessica Eaton

Since earning a BFA in Photography from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2006, Montreal-based artist Jessica Eaton has become one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists working in the medium of photography. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Eaton has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including “New Positions in American Photography” (2014), Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; “Phantasmagoria” (2013), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; “The Québec Triennial” (2011), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and The 2012 Daegu Photography Biennial, South Korea. She has made the long lists of the Sobey Art Award (2016) and the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (2013) and was a recipient of the Photography Jury Grand Prize at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2012), and the Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award (2011). Her works are represented in institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal; as well as the corporate collections of AIMIA; the Bank of Montreal; TD Bank Group; and the Royal Bank of Canada. Eaton is represented by Higher Pictures, New York; M+B, Los Angeles; and Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal.