Linda Briskin has ever-shifting photographic enthusiasms, what she calls ‘photoglossia’. Light, lines, shadows, and the play of figure-ground; the juxtaposition of objects and reflections; the ambiguities in what we choose to see; the permeability between the remembered and the imagined; and alternative digital colourscapes which remind us that landscape is invented through our gaze. She is intrigued by the capacity of photography to capture movement, and to create alternative realities. In many of her photographs, photo-collage is used to construct unique and painterly images layered with nuance and narrative which both embrace and displace the original images. This approach combines invention with representation.


** Photoglossia is a play on the term heteroglossia which speaks to a diversity of voices, styles of discourse, or points of view in a literary work.


Linda Briskin lives in Toronto and has been exhibiting photographs for years. Glimpses of Morocco, a joint exhibition with Kye Marshall, is showing at Aviv Restaurant (Toronto) from August  2018 to August 2019. In 2018, Briskin was selected for The New Feminist Gaze, a group show at Simeon Den Gallery in California. For the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers (2018), Briskin’s photography was a finalist in two categories and received an honourable mention in another. Her photograph Motorcycle Women will be published in Best of Photography 2018 by Photographers Forum. Landscape Imagined: Morocco (i) was chosen for TimeRaiser 2018 which buys Canadian art and auctions it off in exchange for volunteer hours She participated in two groups shows in Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival in May 2018: Luminous, a group show of women photographers at the Heliconian Club and Spectra at Gallery 1313.


In 2017, she had a solo show at Helen & Hildegard Apothecary as part of the Junction Contact Festival in Toronto, and a window installation at Cutler & Gross (Toronto). She was also selected to take part in the 144th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists. She participates in numerous group shows.


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