Lois Conner, <em>Yuan Ming Yuan, Garden of Perfect Brightness: Changchun Yuan</em>, 1998-2002, Gelatin silver print on Agfa Classic paper, 30/50, 20.1 x 45.4 cm. Gift of Dr. John Krawczyk, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 2012

Perfect Brightness: Discovery and Escape in Contemporary Photography

Friday, 10 November 2017 to Sunday, 29 April 2018

November 10, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Curated by: Sarah Fillmore

Perfect Brightness features photographs from the Permanent Collection and is based in so-called "straight" photography or practices that attempt to depict a scene or subject in sharp focus and detail, commensurate with the qualities that distinguish photography as a discipline from other visual media, particularly painting. As the subtitle suggests, the works included in this exhibition elicit ideas of travel, sending us on a journey around the world.

Artists: Ansel Adams, Ed Burtynsky, Lois Conner, Franco Fontana, Thaddeus Holownia, Tod Papageorge, Ned Pratt, Larry Silver, Gary Wilson, Carl Zimmerman, among others.