Darren Rigo. selfie (detail), 2014. C-print. Image courtesy of the artist.

a funny thing

Darren Rigo

Curated by Curated by Patrick Macaulay

September 30 – September 30, 2020



It is part of my nature to seek solitude once in a while. If I am stuck in the city for too long of a stretch, I feel compelled to go roam the woods near my childhood home. When I go for a walk in the forest I often happen upon a funny thing or two; this could be an odd mushroom, a tree that grew in a strange shape or an unusual marking left behind by some unknown creature. Nature always offers up surprises that draw me back and keep me interested in spending time away from it all.

– Darren Rigo


Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who spends his time creating images inspired by the ways we connect with natural environments. His practice is built upon his experiences with the rural landscape growing up, his return to the land, and his collaborations with the natural elements in these surroundings. He received a BFA from OCAD University where he majored in photography.


The artist acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

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