Peter Kingstone

100 Stories About My Grandmother

May 9 – June 14, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Gallery TPW is pleased to present new work by Toronto-based Peter Kingstone. Kingstone works with video and photography, often experimenting with narrative strategy to explore ideas of personal history and the intangible nature of truth. Premiering at Gallery TPW is his documentary work 100 Stories About My Grandmother, a four-channel video installation weaving together portraits of male sex trade workers telling stories about their grandmothers. Sharing family stories may seem banal, but inviting sex trade workers to do so becomes a way of including them in a society frequently all too eager to reject them. Audiences are invited to spend time lounging and listening to the thoughts and memories of an often marginalized community, allowing the talked-about to talk, giving a voice to those who have been voiceless.

100 Stories About My Grandmother is presented in partnership with the 18th Annual Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival (, in association with Contact: the 2008 Toronto Festival of Photography, and with the generous assistance of Salah Bachir.

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Artist Biography

Peter Kingstone holds a Philosophy/Cultural Studies Degree from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and Masters of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto, Ontario. His work has been shown across Canada and throughout the United States. Most recently Charles L. Roberts: The War Years in January 2008 at A Space Gallery. He won the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of Peter K. (1974-2004).