The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974)
∝ in Memoriam. L. Cohen ⨦ that's how the light gets in ≅≅ Digital Print, The Originals, Naccarato, Montreal, 2016

The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974), looks at those events which during this time had a major influence on Mr. Naccarato’s life and art practice.

Mr. Naccarato was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1956, of Italian descent as Giovanni Francesco Naccarato. His parents later anglicized his name to John believing he’d have a better chance of fitting within an English dominated culture and society. As with many Italians, his father had been placed in an internment camp during WW2

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A Word About Technological Chimeras
Holy Cow Television (Detail), John Naccarato

Memory transcribed as information – electronically and digitally – I believe, extends the sense of self and identity, and in so doing, may initiate a desire – personally and communally – to exchange physical identity in favour of a virtual one and in turn trigger the possibilities of technological chimeras.

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