Provenance Unknown brings together two new bodies of work: The Anonymous Chorus and Aviary, both inspired by found, anonymous, and unattributed photographic portraits that the artist purchased on eBay. These works represent a distinct shift in the artist’s practice. Here, Angelucci moves away from exploring the familiar to interrogating the anonymous and from investigating her own identity and family lineage to tracing the histories of others.
Provenance Unknown is titled after an exhibition of the same name held at the Art Gallery of York University in the spring of 2013. The solo exhibition, curated by Emelie Chhangur, was also a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Containing an introduction by Chhangur and essays by Claude Baillargeon and E.C. Woodley, the catalogue also includes an extensive portfolio of Angelucci’s Aviay series.