16 x 20 inch archival pigment print

Edition of 3 (1 framed, 1 unframed available)

$750 framed, $300 unframed


There is also an 8 x 10 inch print (edition of 10, $100 unframed) and a 40 x 50 inch print (edition of 2, $1,600 unframed) available.


Artist Statement: 


August Swim was created at the height of our first pandemic summer. Staying inside their 400 sqft bachelor apartment and without a studio space, Postma took to photographing whatever they could on their balcony. Objects lived with took on new meaning as she repurposed and reimagined them into fantasy landscapes to escape into. Someone recently described August to the artist as the Sunday of months. August Swim is a lazy summer Sunday, inviting you to come and rest awhile.




Alison Postma (they/she) is an artist currently based in Toronto. They graduated from the University of Guelph’s Studio Art program in 2016. Her practice is multidisciplinary, working mainly in photography, video, and sculpture. Alison was a winner of the Emerging Digital Artists Award presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video in 2020. In September 2020, she became a cofounder of a new collective-run gallery space in Toronto, the plumb, dedicated to making physical space for emerging artists in the city. In 2019, she was the artist-in-residence at the Reclaim Residency—a partnership between the Haliburton School of Art and Design and the local landfill. Alison’s practice often involves working with found objects and juxtaposing them. Their work is intuitive, exploring thematic interests that include the relationship between objects and the body, skewed perception in alternate states of reality, and perspectives on past, present, and future.

Alison Postma, August Swim, 2020