Art Metropole presents a new fundraising edition.
The edition, titled “Household Fame” is a collaboration between Luis Jacob and the photographer Miguel Jacob, a color photograph 14 × 11 inches in an edition of 30, signed and numbered by the two brothers.
Saturday June 18, 2-5 pm*
SHOWstudio.com challenged viewers to send in images of themselves, dressed in extraordinary costumes honouring the legacy of the great cultural iconoclast Leigh Bowery. Miguel Jacob (with Luis Jacob) won the competition with this image.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Miguel Jacob worked as an English and French teacher both in Canada and France before starting his career in photography in 2004 without any formal training. “Household Fame” was one of the four photographs selected by stylist and judge Simon Foxton as part of a Leigh Bowery competition organized by SHOWstudio in November 2004.
Luis is one of great young stars from the Queen Street West milieu, an extraordinary artist, activist and animateur. His activities span a range from artist and curator to dazzling performer (with the Hidden Cameras, for example). If you are in Toronto, don’t miss his installation at the Sculpture Garden, which just opened.
Luis Jacob was born in Lima, Peru, in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto.
Luis Jacob is a Toronto-based multimedia artist and curator concerned with notions of collectivity, and, increasingly, with acts of looking and meaning-making. Jacob studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto in the early 1990s, and he soon became immersed in local politics and club culture, as well as the art world, all three coming into play in his first decade of output, which often included experimentation with relational aesthetics. In 2005, Jacob showed Habitat at the Art Gallery of Ontario; this, among other things, piqued the interest of then-visiting Documenta 12 curators Ruth Noack and Roger Buergel, who included him in the 2007 event. Since then, Jacob has shown internationally and with great variety, focusing on found objects (his Album series, for instance, part of which is now owned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York) and the nature of the image. A touring retrospective of his work was hosted by Montrealâ€™s Darling Foundry and Torontoâ€™s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in 2010 and 2011.
Miguel Jacob is a Toronto-based photographer, born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 2010, Miguelâ€™s photograph of model Coco Rocha won the award for Best Magazine cover at the P & G Beauty Awards. His work has been exhibited at the Alison Milne Gallery, and Birch Libralato Gallery (in collaboration with Luis Jacob, Art Metropole, and ONE800 Gallery). His clients include FASHION Magazine, Chatelaine, GLOW, Canadaâ€™s Next Top Model, Bayview Village, Square One, Dufferin Mall, The Bay, Style Her Famous, Fosterâ€™s Group, Universal Records, and Warner Brothers. Some of the celebrities/personalities that he has photographed include Michael BublÃ©, Sass Jordan, Mia Kirshner, Kate Voegele, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Kreesha Turner.
Household Fame by Miguel Jacob, with Luis Jacob.