Access Gallery Vancouver, Canada Curated by Katie Belcher April 27 - June 8, 2019
The exhibition presents 80 colour photographs from They are lost as soon as they are made,a series photographed in Iceland with a handcrafted 4x5-inch analogue film camera and lenses made of ice. The work explores the camera and its optics as sites of experimentation, the translational capacity of photography, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and render its own image.
They are lost as soon as they are made, 2015-ongoing 80 archival giclée prints, 16 x 20 inches
Two production images from They are lost as soon as they are made, 2018 Archival giclée prints, 12 x 18 inches
Burrard Arts Foundation Vancouver, Canada March 22 - May 12, 2018
The exhibition presents two bodies of work, Weathering and Scene, which contemplate photographic representations of landscape. The works examine the relationship between camera and vista, and the experience of space as photographic surface.
Weathering, 2017-2018 Silver gelatin prints, laser-cut inkjet prints on silk
Scene (installation), 2018 Inkjet prints on canvas, metallic paper, matte paper, and fibre-based paper
South Granville (13 public sites) Vancouver, Canada April 2017
Created specifically for various storefront windows along South Granville, Vitrine is a series of photographs in conversation with the possibilities of display. The window serves as a point of departure, functioning as a threshold between interior and exterior spaces and as an aperture that frames our field of vision.
Franc Gallery Vancouver, Canada March 17 - April 9, 2016
Spectres of Desire is a collection of images that visually contemplate the physical properties of light through the use of various light sources and objects. Hue, pattern and surface come into play in the images, amplifying light as both material and facilitator in the photographic exposure.
Zalamea creates light forms documented via large-format analogue photography. The resultant works demonstrate a fascination with the amorphous and ungovernable, with the vestiges barely visible on the edges. Rooted in an experimental hands-on material engagement, Zalamea’s work embraces ranges of brightness and shadow, aberrations, moiré effects, and zones of reflection and refraction. The work exists within dialogues on photographic methodologies, optics, and perception, while being driven by a desire to render ephemeral luminescence perceptible.
The exhibition is accompanied by a text written by Kimberly Phillips. View PDF
You Are New to the Mountain, 2015
SÍM House Reykjavík, Iceland November 2015
The exhibition brought together 11 international visual artists who were participating in SÍM’s artist residency: Kristin Abhalter (USA), Juliette de la Mer (Ireland), Henry Detweiler (USA), Patricia Farrelly (Ireland/Scotland), Sarah Gerats (Norway), Gabrielle Kroese (Holland), Sebastian Mügge (Sweden), Elia Nuñez (Spain), Clairissa Stephens (USA), Lucy Jane Turpin (South Africa), Karen Zalamea (Canada).
Study for They are lost as soon as they are made Ice lens, vintage postcard
Form in Matter, 2013
Gallery 295 Vancouver, Canada December 14, 2012 - January 26, 2013
Exploring the visual language of maps and modeling, the photographic images present transformed representations of space. Qualities of line, light, shadow, and transparency permeate the images of deconstructed maquettes. Photographed in the studio, the resulting grayscale planes and fragments suggest shifting spaces and perspectives rendered displaced, dislodged, disoriented.
Nuit Blanche, 2011
Toronto, Canada Exhibition Area C curated by Nicholas Brown October 1, 2011
Two looped video streams of Stereo Efficiency Cheer were exhibited on Jumbotrons on Yonge Street at 1 Richmond Street West and 1 Adelaide Street East.