Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $900 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
823787 19-Sep-2022 03:47:39 PM $900
602 17-Sep-2022 08:45:09 PM $800 autobid
14007 17-Sep-2022 08:43:00 PM $700 autobid
602 17-Sep-2022 08:43:00 PM $600 autobid
14007 17-Sep-2022 08:42:59 PM $500 autobid
602 15-Sep-2022 06:36:52 PM $450 autobid
872364 13-Sep-2022 11:14:11 AM $400

LOT h024

They are lost as soon as they are made (no. 17)
archival inkjet print
on verso signed, titled, editioned 1/3 and dated 2015-2020 on a label
12 x 15 in, 30.5 x 38.1 cm

Estimate: $600 - $900 CAD

Sold for: $1,125

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Courtesy of the Artist

Karen Zalamea’s interdisciplinary practice is rooted in photography and critically considers methodologies, materiality, and modes of presentation. She uses photography as a tool to think through themes of identity, memory, and uncertainty. They are lost as soon as they are made is a series of works that Zalamea began during an artist residency in Iceland. Zalamea photographs the Icelandic landscape using an analogue film camera and lenses made of ice. The work explores the camera and its optics as a site of experimentation, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and deliver its own image.

Zalamea has exhibited at venues such as Access Gallery, Vancouver; Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver; Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver; and Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, amongst others. Her projects have received support from the British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and she has participated in artist residencies in the Philippines, Iceland, and Canada. Zalamea lives and works in Vancouver.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

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Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

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