MAMMA: IN THE MEANTIME, Photographs & Paintings by Tony Luciani, August 18 - September 7, 2016

Loch Gallery is delighted to present a photographic dialogue between mother and son documented over one year in pictures, yet took a combined one hundred and fifty-three years to make.

MAMMA: In the Meantime is an absorbing tale of Elia, the ninety-three-year-old dynamic model and subject of this collection of photographs and paintings that powerfully narrates the daily life of mother and son and the experience of living with dementia. Together, they have created unforgettable stories about dealing with aspects of frailty and aging, while holding onto childhood dreams.

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Elia was married off at age thirteen to a stranger twice her age. In 2014, when she was ninety-one and unable to look after herself any longer, Elia moved in with Tony, and the collaboration of artist/son and elderly mother/model took them on a pictorial voyage of humour and of reflection. While Elia dealt with dementia and old age, her son became her full-time caregiver and began to include Mamma in his art practice.

Through social media, Tony and Elia have found a dedicated audience for their stories and photographs, which are being shared by thousands of viewers in a recent swell of media attention. Photography & visual culture magazines, as well as acclaimed news media, are all covering Tony and Elia's visual narrative, which has mesmerized international audiences. The images, often accompanied by funny and touching anecdotes, have connected Tony and Elia with other caregivers and families establishing a strong community of support. MAMMA: In the Meantime tells the moving story of love, endurance and heartache, while grappling with the woes of aging and dementia.

Join us in welcoming Elia and Tony at the opening reception of Mamma: In the Meantime on Thursday, August 18th, 6-8pm at Loch Gallery in Toronto.

~ Making Forgetting Memorable ~

CTV NEWS: Mother Becomes Muse

Toronto Star: Artist's 93-year-old mother becomes his muse

ABC News: Son's Photos Capture 'Vibrant' Spirit of His 93-Year-Old Mother

Huffington Post: Aging Is Surreal But Fun In These Photos Of An Artist’s 91-Year-Old Mother

Independent.co.uk: Never too old to photobomb: Tony Luciani captures images that challenge the stereotypes of ageing

Upworthy.com: Instead of complaining when his 93-year-old mom moved in, he got his camera

Selected artwork: 
Internal Reflection  by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Internal Reflection
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
15.25 x 16.625 in
Available
People Say I Look Just Like My Mother by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - People Say I Look Just Like My Mother
Oil on Canvas
38.5 x 52.25 in
Available
The Dressmaker by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - The Dressmaker
Oil on Canvas
48 x 52 in
Available
Photo Bombing Mamma #2 by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Photo Bombing Mamma #2
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
15 x 18.5 in
Available
I'm Not Half the Person I Used To Be by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - I'm Not Half the Person I Used To Be
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
17.25 x 15 in
Available
Touch Up by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Touch Up
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
17.5 x 15 in
Available
Portrait of an Old Lady by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Portrait of an Old Lady
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
17.75 x 15 in
Available
E.T. Call Home by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - E.T. Call Home
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
15.125 x 16.625 in
Available
The Monster Within by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - The Monster Within
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
16.625 x 16.625 in
Available
Struggling Within Your Self by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Struggling Within Your Self
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
11.75 x 20 in
Available
Skipping Through Life by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Skipping Through Life
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
16.625 x 15 in
Available
Dining with Her Self by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Dining with Her Self
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
12.25 x 20 in
Available
When a Child Has a Child by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - When a Child Has a Child
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
11.25 x 20 in
Available
A Life Divided by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - A Life Divided
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
17.125 x 15 in
Available
The Silent Scream #1 by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - The Silent Scream #1
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
15.75 x 15.25 in
Available
Praying with Light by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Praying with Light
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
18 x 15 in
Available
Skateboarding by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Skateboarding
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
13 x 20 in
Available
Mummy Unraveled #6 by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Mummy Unraveled #6
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
14 x 19.25 in
Available
Time Past by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Time Past
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
15 x 18.125 in
Available
The Coming of an ‘Older’ Age #6 by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - The Coming of an ‘Older’ Age #6
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
20 x 11 in
Available
Smothered #5 by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Smothered #5
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
14.125 x 19.25 in
Available
Hopscotch by Tony Luciani
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Tony Luciani - Hopscotch
Archival print on Hahnemühle paper
11.75 x 20 in
Available
Date(s): 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:00am - Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
Artist(s): 
Location(s): 
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Location details: 

16 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5R 2E2
416-964-9050

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