1989 Le jardin des illusions - Centre Eye Gallery - Calgary - Alberta

It’s not what you do but how you do it. Especially when you’re a photographer and the world is already full of wonderfully evocative photos. Montreal artist Marc Cramer has designed an installation at Centre Eye Gallery that shoots holes in what a photo exhibition usually looks like. Instead of the usual static arrangements, Cramer’s photo impressions of the places he’s been and the things he’s seen are presented on mural paper in 40x60 inch images, each over brushed with gestural Instead of the color strokes.

Working from a historical/documentary perspective, « photographing that which is disappearing », but with a romantic spirit evident in his choice of subjects, Cramer has the sureness to transgress his technical finesse with some times stormy, sometimes lyrical sweeps of color.

Calgary Herald - Editor: Susan Scott