Some Kind of Divine

Ruth Kaplan


Ryerson Gallery presents two exhibitions that focus on images made by women.

Ruth Kaplan’s Some Kind of Divine, the artist’s Documentary Media MFA thesis project looks at the experience of religious faith and skepticism. Kaplan’s large-scale photographs draw us in to consider broader questions about theology, documentary ethics, and the role photography plays in the representation of religion. Through iconic black and white photographs, Kaplan presents intense and timeless moments of spiritual surrender. These images, captured using analogue film, are juxtaposed with low-resolution video interviews with a variety of participants that explore personal convictions ranging from strong belief to confident atheism. This show is presented as the first in a series of MFA Thesis exhibitions continuing through June in Ryerson’s Doc/Now Festival.

Curated by Malka Greene.