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Leslie Hossack


Digital chromogenic print
36 x 24 in. / 91 x 61 cm 
Edition of 5

“This image was inspired by the first telephone I remember as a young child. There was only one phone in the house and it was a landline. It was also a party line, meaning that two households shared the same line. Each house had a different ring tone, so you knew who the incoming call was intended for. However, if you picked up the phone to call out and the other party was already on the line, you could hear their conversation. In the 1950s, telephones were black, with a heavy handset and a slow rotary dial. Long distance calls were very expensive so they were rare and kept as short as possible. Residential phones were used for significant communications and treated with reverence.”

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We represent emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary art.

We handle custom framing on behalf of our collectors. We work with trusted framers based in Ottawa. Framing takes 2 to 3 weeks. Quotes are provided before fabrication.

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We are located in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood at the intersection of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue. Metered street parking is available infront of the gallery and 1-hour parking on the residential streets surrounding the gallery.