“I focus on pockets of wilderness in the east end of the city and on the Toronto Islands – areas that have not yet been overtaken by condos or shopping malls. By excluding paved pathways, buildings and streetlights, I give the illusion of a pristine and uninhabited wilderness. Using portable lighting and, at times, interacting with found elements, I create a somewhat fantastical other-world.”
Dianne Davis is a visual artist based in Toronto. She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Toronto, a BFA in Photography from OCAD University and an MA from Concordia University. Her work has recently been exhibited at Angell Gallery, Harbourfront Centre and the Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound. She is in the permanent collection of the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado and Union Investment Real Estate based in Hamburg, Germany. At the core of Davis’ practice is an attempt to capture our disconnection, from one another and from our environment, and the resulting retreat into detached individual worlds.