January 22, 2015

TrépanierBaer Presents Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835-2013)

Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835-2013)

Works available for viewing on Friday, February 13, 2015

As part of the Exposure Photography Festival 2015, and in conjunction with the opening of Oh, Canada curated by Denise Markonish for MASS MoCA opening at Glenbow Museum, the Esker Foundation, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, and the Nickle Galleries, TrépanierBaer is pleased to preview a selection of photographs from Mr. James’ latest body of work Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835-2013). The accompanying book produced by Black Dog Publishing will be available.

These startling photographs portray inmates and their surroundings in one of Canada’s formidable maximum-security facilities that housed many notorious criminals. James took the pictures during Kingston Penitentiary’s final months, before it was shuttered in 2013.

Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1835-2013), curated by Jan Allen for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, will open at Glenbow Museum on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

Mr. James will give a public lecture about his latest project at the Glenbow ConocoPhillips Theatre on Friday, February 13 at 7 pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets for this event please contact Glenbow Museum at 403-268-4110.

Image Credit:
The Dome from Above, from The Kingston Penitentiary Series, 2013
Black and white photograph
24” x 36”