Saturday, February 28, 2009

Featured Artist: Elizabeth Siegfried

The artist writes:

"Through exploring elements that deeply affect us – memory, the passage of time, connection and renewal – my intent is to create images that are at once personal and universal."




Siegfried was recently invited to exhibit Termina in the Elizabeth A. Sackler
Center for Feminist Art's Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum.

Termina is a photographic installation, at once personal and universal, that tells the story of a diminishing family tree and contemplates the ending of one branch of that family's lineage.

Detail from "Termina"

Friday, February 27, 2009

Clive Holden’s UTOPIA SUITE, + Y.O.U. (Your Own Utopia)




Y.O.U. is a new part of Clive Holden’s multi-year Utopia Suite project. Starting now, he will be collecting questionnaire results from the web + regional libraries. Holden will then organize them, merge them with a variety media, and present them at you.utopiasuite.com and in an artist’s lecture at the Media City Festival 2009.

He wants you to remember your lost utopian visions, hope-reviving epiphanies, shelved epic-heroic novel manuscripts, or dusty drawer brilliant blueprints. You can fill-in the Y.O.U. (Your Own Utopia) questionnaire at: you.utopiasuite.com

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So, who would U include?

The Utopia Hall of Fame is part of Utopia Suite Disco, which encourages you to move as part of a renewed, process-oriented utopianism (think cinema, dancing, running like a kid, or nomadic cultures). Instead of static buildings and old notions of nation-building, we’re shifting focus to organic and dynamic forms, modeled on the structures found in nature.

The members of our Utopia Hall of Fame were selected because they've explored or described visions of a better way of life (writers, philosophers, environmentalists, visionary politicians), or they've experimented with alternative structures (artists, anarchists, musicians). But you might have different ideas...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

FREE Satuday Screening at CAMERA: On Reading

February 28th, 2009


3:00 PM

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ
Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

This documentary presents André Kertész in his own words, explaining many of his photographs and sharing his memories. He discusses his provincial life in Hungary, central Europe in the First World War, Paris in the glorious time between the wars, and famous friends like Colette, Eisenstein, Chagall and Mondrian.


JANE EYRE
Dir. Robert Stevenson (USA, 1944) 97 mins.

Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Brontë in 1847, was made in into a film by Robert Stevenson in 1944. The film tells the story of Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine), a poor and plain orphan, who comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the ward of Edward Rochester (Orson Welles). Denied love all her life, Jane becomes attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. She soon realizes that there is something odd in the house and she regularly sees shadowy figures in windows or hears voices. As she and her new employers develop a deep affection for one another, the secret of the Rochester household threatens to keep them apart.

Camera is located at 1028 Queen Street West, Toronto, 416.530.0011
www.camerabar.ca

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival's 1st Annual Fundraiser


We are very excited to announce CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival's 1st annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 5th, 2009.



Still Revolution is a celebration of life, creativity, and the revolutionary role photography plays in interpreting our history and culture. Located on the lofty 6th floor of The Burroughes Building, the night will feature an interactive portrait gallery from photography duo Alex vs Alex, interior design installations by progressive design team MADE, an exclusive preview of some of CONTACT's featured artists, and so much more. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided by Marben Restaurant.

Tickets to Still Revolution can be purchased at www.contact.eventbrite.com.

About CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival: CONTACT is an annual month long festival of photography with over 500 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across the Greater Toronto Area in May. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 12 years ago, CONTACT is devoted to celebrating, and fostering an appreciation of the art and profession of photography. As the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Toronto, CONTACT stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1,000,000 and is focused on cultivating even greater interest and participation this year. www.contactphoto.com

All ticket sales will go to fund the activities and events of CONTACT 2009!

Selected as ADAC's Gallery of the Month

We are pleased to announce that ADAC has selected the Stephen Bulger Gallery as the Gallery of the Month.

The Gallery is always happy to work with the ADAC members in its pursute for the betterment of our Community.


About ADAC:

The Art Dealers Association of Canada Inc. (ADAC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. Our 88-member association is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada and our members represent the country's leading artists. ADAC's mandate includes stimulating the art market in Canada and encouraging the awareness of the visual arts both nationally and abroad.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Erin Haydn O'Neill "Ambiances d'artistes"

Ambiances d’artistes, published by Les Éditions de La Martinière in 2008, is Erin O’Neill’s first book and documents the homes and studios of artists around the world. She examines the rapport between art and its surroundings, focusing on its dependence upon architectural, atmospherical, cultural, and human contexts. O’Neill’s photographs of gardens, villas, and studios are developed into aesthetic atmospheres through the repositioning or addition of furniture, art, historical decoration, and other elements of this kind.

Ambiances d’artistes was first released in French and German in 2008, and a second printing in English will be out next year.








For more information on the book and Erin Haydn O’Neill’s work:
http://www.bulgergallery.com/

Friday, February 6, 2009

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA


ON
READING

3:00 PM

February 7th

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

Dir. John Ford (USA, 1940) 128 mins.

February 14th

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Dir. Rob Reiner (USA, 1987) 97 mins.

February 21st

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Dir. Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1971) 136 mins.

February 28th

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

JANE EYRE

Dir. Robert Stevenson (USA, 1944) 97 mins.

March 7th

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ

Kultur Films Inc. (USA, 2006) 30 mins.

OLIVER TWIST
Dir. Roman Polanski (USA, 2005) 130 mins.


CAMERA is located at 1028 Queen street West, 416.530.0011, www.camerabar.ca




Thursday, February 5, 2009

André Kertész: On Reading



February 7th – March 7th, 2009


Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 2-5pm

Our exhibition highlights André Kertész’s life long interest with people caught in a deeply personal, yet universal, moment: the act of reading.

Perhaps in memory of his late father, who was a bookseller, or more likely because of his deep understanding of the transformative nature of the printed word, Kertész began taking pictures of people absorbed in reading when he first started photographing in his native Hungary. Featuring a selection of photographs taken between 1915 and 1980, Kertész captured readers from all walks of life in such distant locales as Tokyo, Paris, Hungary and New York, and almost every conceivable place – on rooftops, in public parks, on crowded streets, waiting in the wings of a school play or huddled in doorways. Both playful and poetic, Kertész’s photographs celebrate the absorptive power and pleasure of this solitary activity.

Kertész’s brilliant innovate career began in 1912 and spanned seventy-three years. His early work revealed a finely developed vision present from the moment he first picked up a camera. His ability to construct lyrical images infused with wit and insight would remain a constant throughout his long career. In 1925, Kertész moved to Paris, where his approach to the medium helped define the look and role of photojournalism and contemporary art in Europe. Kertész left Paris in 1936 for New York but failed to secure a position as a photojournalist and slipped into relative obscurity. He continued to build on his extraordinary body of work, but it was not until the mid-1970s that Kertész was fully recognized as a seminal figure in the history of photography. By the end of his career, Kertész was acknowledged as one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers of the twentieth century. Revered for his images in which everyday events are transformed into poetic visions, his photographs are in the collections of museums and institutions throughout the world.

These photographs were originally featured in a book titled On Reading, published in 1971, which helped to reestablish Kertész’s identity at a critical juncture in his career. The second edition of this book, published by W.W. Norton & Company with a preface by curator Robert Gurbo, was released in the fall of 2008; arriving at a time when the continued existence of the printed word is under siege by numerous technological advances.