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BOOK LAUNCH with Bill Jeffries 

Empire of Illusion by Terry Munro 
Text by Bill Jeffries

A Special Evening to Benefit the New
School for Contemporary Arts Award for Aborginal Students

18 April 2018  |  4 - 8pm


A Capture Photography Festival 2018 Event              
 
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Truth and Beauty Gallery Presents A Special Benefit Event

 - BOOK LAUNCH With Bill Jeffries -

EMPIRE OF ILLUSION  by  Terry Munro
 Text by Bill Jeffries

50  Author's Copies - including Signed Copies
100% of book sales to be donated to the newly established

 School for Contemporary Arts Award for Aboriginal Students at SFU


18 April 2018      4 - 8 pm
All Welcome

 


Over the past decade Canadian artist Terry Munro has concentrated his creative efforts in documenting one street: Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada, USA. Visually, Las Vegas offers an unprecedented environment that purposely and at great expense seeks to interrogate the relationship between reality, symbols and society in often bizarre, ethnocentric, exaggerated, extraordinary and outrageous ways. It is a place that demands the craving of fantasy, ecstasy and illusion.

Munro's photographs deal in part with the architecture of The Strip and how the real and fiction are seamlessly blended together, with themes for some of the largest hotels in the world spanning from the Roman Empire and contemporary Paris to ancient Egypt. Rising from a vast desolate desert, the city is a strange and massive American economic engine fuelled by entertainment, gambling, consumerism and sex.
 
The photographs presented here in duotone by Munro distil the hyperbole and extravagance of the Las Vegas strip to reveal simple truths about spectacle as the final manifestation of capitalism. Exploring the ideas and influences of Munro, Bill Jeffries has contributed a text that explores these themes in more detail, and how the photographer’s work sits within the canon of North American photography.     - Black Dog Publishing
 
Terry Munro is a Canadian artist who lives in Calgary and Vancouver. His photographs can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council Art Bank and many others. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in California. Bill Jeffries is a writer, artist and former curator, and was recently the Director/Curator of Presentation House Gallery and Simon Fraser University Galleries in Vancouver.  

 


Please join us for the launch of ‘Empire of Illusion’, a new book of Las Vegas photographs by
Calgary-based photographer Terry Munro, with critical text by Vancouver curator Bill Jeffries. 
Munro’s black & white photographs, taken over a fifteen-year period reveal the absurd,
extravagant sordidness of North America’s most successful tourist destination.

Black Dog Publishing  |  Printed in Verona, Italy by Verona Press LLP. 
11" × 12"  |  128 pages  |  Hardback

 

100% of book sales will be donated to fund the

School for Contemporary Arts Award for Aboriginal Students at SFU


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