Toronto photographer Ron Wood explores the power of collected objects as
touchstones for memory and history. Each photograph in the exhibition invites the viewer to look inside a memory box, and into a deeply private area in the life of its owner.
The collected objects reverberate with meaning. Some are talismans of luck,
while others speak of rites of passage, people, places and events. They
transcend the obvious: They are signifiers of concepts such as love, possibility, growth and loss.
Since collecting objects is a shared universal experience, the exhibition asks viewers to consider the meaning of the objects that they also collect and
The Photographer and Curator
Ron Wood and Angela Wood are the photographer and curator of Memory Box.
Both graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design and they have
collaborated on numerous projects throughout their careers. History and
memory are recurring themes in their creative work.
Ron is a Professor of Photography at the Ontario College of Art & Design as
well as the Founder & Principal Photographer of Heartline Pictures, his commercial photography studio. The company provides services to cultural clients including The Bata Shoe Museum and McMichael Canadian Art Collection. His commercial work has appeared worldwide and in many publications. Ron’s previous Contact exhibition entitled Globalization at the Altar received critical acclaim. Ron was interviewed by Andy Barrie on CBC’s Metro Morning. Andy said, ‘If pictures were ever worth a thousand words, yours certainly are!’ Angela is the founder and creative lead of Circle Media, a design firm that specializes in interactive media and graphic design for museums. She is also the
founder of Inventive Women and Inventive Kids, both of which provide online information about Canadian inventiveness. The Inventive Kids website was chosen as one of the top ten sites for 2006 by the American Library Association.
Angela curated and produced the heartfelt exhibition From Baba’s Hope Chest: Macedonian Treasures in Canada for the Textile Museum of Canada.