I’d like to invite you to my upcoming photo exhibition, “From Our Windows: Polaroids by David Firman” at the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation (WAF), 266 McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg.
“From Our Windows” is a personal story of life contained within four walls. Set during the early days of COVID-19, the story explores the relationship of sanctuary to the now-viral world outside, separated yet connected through thin sheets of glass. In the late 1970s, photographer André Kertész was living a parallel narrative. Old age and isolation—his wife had recently passed—left him looking through the window of his New York apartment, a story he told through Polaroid pictures and his 1981 book, “From My Window”. Separated from Kertész’s by forty years, I see my work as a synchronous search for beauty in the face of loss.
The show runs April 1-29 and will be open for viewing noon to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
On April 1, 7:00 to 9:00 PM there will also be an ‘alfresco’ opening, meaning that I will greet you on the street in front of the WAF gallery.
Note that, due to the tight exhibit space, masks are required and access is limited to two people per visit.
I’d love to meet you at the opening but feel free to pay a visit anytime during the month of April. And, if you can’t get to the show, all the photos can be viewed on my website, www.firmangallery.com.
Lastly, there is a companion book, “From Our Windows” available for purchase at the opening or on my website www.firmangallery.com.