Alex Liros: The War Album
February 19 -
Reception: Thurs. Feb.20, 7-
Cell Gallery at Gallery 1313
1313a Queen St.W. Toronto
hrs: Wed. -
This show of photomontages is based on photographic images in books on Greece and
Italy, in particular the Italian campaign against Albania and Greece in the winter
The real horror and terrible cold of the Albanian campaign is not represented by my sources, but is evident in the menacing machinery of war and stress and strain in the men's faces. To understand the brutality and insanity of the war read Louis de Bernierers' book Captain Corelli's Mandolin ("..this ungrateful leathal cold, these trails of entrails, these shattered bones..").
The photomontages I assemble is an exercise in low technology. The work is a mix of photographic images on acetate, paper coloured with Chinese dyes (a gift from my partner's daughter who visited China), and mixed media (watercolour, ink, tape) on paper. Sizes are about 8"x10" or smaller.
contacts: Gallery 1313: 416-
Alex Liros: 416-