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8 x 12 inch digital archival print
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Midnight Poison is part of a series of works exploring the language of advertising, design and commodity fetishism, specifically the visual rhetoric that often imbues brand and product identities with notions of naturalness, freshness, tropical exoticism, and sensuality. Similar to contemporary depictions of products online, the objects and scene have been completely constructed using computer software. Midnight Poison depicts a number of consumer bottles in a photography studio in the midst of a shoot.
Juan Ortiz-Apuy is a Canadian-Costa Rican artist who has been living and working in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal since 2003. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally in venues such as Les Abattoirs Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (France), IKEA Museum (Sweden), Pamflett (Norway), DHC/ART (Montreal), Owens Art Gallery (Sackville), Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), MOMENTA Biennale de l’image (Montreal), Quebec City Biennial: Manif d'art 7 (Québec), Truck Contemporary Art (Calgary), Museum London (London), Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto), VOX Centre de l'image contemporaine (Montreal), and The MacLaren Arts Centre (Barrie).
Ortiz-Apuy has completed several artist-in-residence programs, most notably at The Vermont Studio Center (USA), The Frans Masereel Centre (Belgium), and the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark). His work has been reviewed in various publications such as Canadian Art, MOMUS, esse arts + opinions, The Gazette (Montreal), Public Parking, and Le Devoir (Montreal).