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Lot 48      
Jeff Bierk

Cloud Study, August 7 - December 10, 2019
acrylic on photograph on panel
2 of 3
8" x 10" framed
Estimate $1,100

Courtesy of the artist
Jeff Bierk is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist, working with photography, sculpture, video and paint. Born to the late artists Liz and David Bierk, he grew up in Peterborough and learned the basics of photography and composition from this father. His work has been exhibited nationally, engaging themes that grapple with grief, addiction, homelessness and settler-colonial constructs of beauty and masculinity. Predominantly known for his portraiture, Bierk makes work that poses serious questions about the ethics of street photography. Through a practice of collaborative photography, Bierk and his collaborators disrupt the formal definition and economics of photojournalism, and problematize the idea of the photographer as sole author of the photograph.