Author: Olivia Monardo - NordstromMatte PR | Date: 10 April 2018
TORONTO – Brendan Meadows, Canadian artist and photographer best known for his international commercial work, officially announced today his newest portrait series, and first-ever solo exhibition of non-commercial work, entitled IPSEITY. This new collection of photographs will debut at Toronto’s premiere Canadian art gallery, Liss Gallery on May 11 until May 26.
“The nature of our identity can be objectively represented by the various ‘selves’ we choose to proclaim, whether consciously or not,” states Meadows. “I am aiming to bring this to life through IPSIETY.”
IPSEITY explores the core truth and nature of human identity through a series of portraits largely inspired by Erwin Blumenfield and Lillian Bassman. The IPSEITY portrait series merges Lambda technology creating silver gelatin negatives with wet processing to pay homage to historically recognized technique.
The collection includes 35 silver gelatin selenium-toned lith prints manipulated with the Sabatier effect and fully accentuated to illuminate each subject's identity. Meadows achieves a truly unique result, which captures personality and individualism, by combining traditional printing traditions with Lambda technology. Notable subjects in this collection include Leon Bridges, Grimes, Charles Bradley, J.R. Bourne, Saul Williams and Toronto’s own Stacey McKenzie.
“As the exclusive representative of Mr. Meadows, Liss Gallery is pleased to launch this extraordinary exhibit,” states Brian Liss, President Liss Gallery. “Mr Meadows has created a unique body of work offering an intensity and aesthetic seldom seen in fine art photography. I am proud of this accomplishment on his behalf and I congratulate Brendan on this achievement.”
The IPSEITY collection marks the first solarized digital output to become realized and represents a landmark for the medium by Meadows. Meadows is known for his distinct portraiture work with celebrities including Rutger Hauer, Ronnie Hawkins, Wentworth Miller and Princess Diana. Apart from portraiture work, Meadows has photographed for networks such as FOX, AMC, A&E and CW.