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Every moment can be traced back to the first time the sun touched my face, 2013

Cambridge Galleries, curated by Iga Janik

Every moment can be traced back to the first time the sun touched my face is an exhibition by Toronto-based artist Derek Liddington and his first solo show within a public gallery. His work explores the potential moments that occur between the rise and fall of the sun over the horizon. Through drawing, sculpture and performance, Liddington reenacts this scene as a means of envisioning the potential of these moments to understand better the human conditions of love and violence. Geometric forms act as stand-ins for individuals, objects and iconic imagery as we begin to see the unfolding trajectory of Liddington's love story, which slowly unravels as the sun sets. As an off-site project on the artists’ birthday, November 21, a crane operator performs the task of lifting a 300-pound circular steel plate following the course of the sun's rise from the east, to the delving of the light under the horizon in the west. The steel object finds its way into the gallery shortly after sunset.