|CONTACT Gallery presents Pacifier, Petra Collins’ first solo exhibition in Canada from April 29th 2017. The photographer returns to the place where she was born: Toronto. The presentation reveals the artist’s intimate turn inward, focusing on her family in Toronto and Budapest, Hungary, throughout 2016. Inside the gallery, images lead viewers into the private realm of Collins’ family life, as photographs taken around the artist’s childhood home and current family residence reveal tender moments during a turbulent time. Petra Collins has become known developing rapidly her signature style of photographs depicting the complex world of teenage girls.
||She captured her sister Anna—a recurring muse for the artist—and their friends as they navigated their sexuality, femininity, friendships, and social media. Since then Collins has gone on to shoot major campaigns for couture brands, editorials for eminent publications, and has produced and exhibited work internationally for museums and galleries. Today, at 24, the New York-based artist continues to successfully create work that straddles the worlds of art and fashion.