1964 MAN AND MACHINE pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Lamborghini via original photography by Leib Kopman. The transformative and evolutionary nature of Lamborghini, from tractor manufacturer to high-performance sports car, is reflected in a metamorphic black and white photography exhibit. The Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is situated in landmark and abstract settings in urban Toronto and rural southern Ontario. The past is quoted and the future is suggested in the architectural referents, and the texture and patterns of light and shadow create a contemporary chiaroscuro. The photographic exhibition is exploratory in nature, mapping out an almost cartographic journey in time and space. The portraits compel us to consider the meaning and role of the machine in modern life.
ARTIST LEIB KOPMAN’S cinematic realizations appear in documentary, fashion, music and fine art photography. Utilizing both traditional film based processes and the new digital mediums. Kopman uses contemporary art to examine present-day realities and historical events. His portraits and film-based exhibitions consider the resilience of the human spirit. Kopman’s goal is to inform and promote unity in a very diverse, complex world. His work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and Canada, and has been included in the prestigious Royal Ontario Museum collection. His commissioned work includes key pieces for News Wire, Corus Entertainment and The Munk School of Global Affairs. He has also documented and archived musical masters such as Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and Leonard Cohen.