Molly to Molly at QueenSpecific Gallery

Currently on show at the QueenSpecific Gallery in Toronto until July 28, 2009, Michael Klein’s Molly to Molly consists of a suite of four lenticular photographs documenting four generations of women from the artist’s family. The top three photographs each contain a pair of images of a mother and her daughter: Molly and Sharon; Sharon and Lainie; Lainie and Molly. The bottom photograph pairs an image of the youngest member of the family with the great grandmother for whom she is named.


Toronto-based artist Michael Klein has been exhibiting video and photo-based work for more than 25 years. His interests include personal history and identity, relationships and interaction, structure and presentation. Recent exhibitions include Citizen Dandy at the Art Gallery of Windsor and i and i at the Confederation Centre for the Arts Gallery in Charlottetown. Citizen Dandy was also included in the exhibition, Here Now or Nowhere in Grand Prairie, Alberta in 2009. Video Pool in Winnipeg will be exhibiting i and i in 2010. Michael Klein is also the director of Toronto gallery MKG127.


QueenSpecific is a window exhibition space displaying site-specific art installations. This tall, rectangular vitrine is located at 787 Queen Street West in Toronto, adjacent to and co-sponsored by Dufflet Pastries. Artists exhibiting in the space are asked to consider the dimensions of the window, the locale, and the potential to engage with the casual passerby. QueenSpecific is programmed by Toronto-based artist Joy Walker.


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