Ed Spence, Big Quantum Leap, 2013
Big Quantum Leap
Artist RegionWest Coast

Spence’s photocollage work repurposes imagery from vintage British Columbia travel brochures and advertisements, cropping and dissecting the images into tiny pixels and rearranging them into abstracted, digital-inspired designs arranged by colour and value. Through the appropriation of voyeuristic images, Spence creates a high contrast between analog and digital media. By meticulously cutting and reformulating the original image, a new interaction emerges between technology and the private/public realm. This work allows us to consider our individual perceptions of technology, memory, and artistic craft.
Materials Collage on board
91.4 × 137.2 cm (36 × 54 in.)
Object number HUM-2014-00002
In Collection(s):
Credit Line Courtesy Humber Galleries