Author: Olivia Monardo | NordströmMatte Public Relations | Date: 11 May 2018
TORONTO – Canadian artist and photographer, Brendan Meadows, launched his newest portrait series, and first-ever solo exhibition of non-commercial work, entitled “IPSEITY” last night at Toronto’s LISS Gallery in Yorkville. IPSEITY explores the core truth and nature of human identity through a series of portraits largely inspired by Erwin Blumenfeld and Lillian Bassman. Notable subjects in Meadows’ portrait series includes Leon Bridges, Grimes, and Toronto’s own Stacy McKenzie, amongst many others.
The IPSEITY photo series marks the first solarized digital output to become realized and represents a landmark for the medium by Meadows. Merging Lambda technology by creating silver gelatin negatives with wet processing, pays homage to the historically recognized technique.
“I am so proud to debut the IPSEITY photo series in Toronto at the renowned LISS Gallery,” stated Meadows. “Toronto is a centre for cultural expansion and creativity and the ideal destination to launch the exploration of human identity in IPSEITY.”
The LISS Gallery champions Canadian art and talent from across Canada and beyond, and Meadows’ work is no exception. Meadows is known for his distinct portrait 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.
IPSEITY will be open until May 16 between the hours of 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.