Thursday, September 30, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 2nd 2:00 PM

This film will play before each Saturday Screening from October 2nd - November 6th:

INDECISIVE MOMENTS
Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 mins

In 2001 he was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palestine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" - which won the "Achievement in Filmmaking for a Documentary" award at the 2007 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, also known as "the voice of indie film" - Larry Towell documents events and perspectives of those caught up in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists. "Indecisive Moments" bridges the gap between artist and reporter bringing the viewer inside Towell's highly stylized world.

3:00 PM

TERRITORIES

Dir. Mary Ellen Davis (Canada: 2007), 65 mins.

Larry Towell is the only Canadian member of the legendary Magnum Photos agency, known for its humanist and universal approach. Towell belongs to this tradition. His curiosity may guide him sometimes to the heart of conflicts, but his works express a particular sense of intimacy. More than a war photographer, Towell considers himself a family photographer. This documentary reveals the artist and the man through his photographic work and his open meditations on life and the creative process. It was filmed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank and East-Jerusalem), at the border between Mexico and the United States (States of California and Baja California), New York and Southern Ontario in Canada.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Performance by Larry Towell and the Henrys - Buy Advanced Tickets Now!



There is one week left to purchase advanced tickets to the Collected Works of LARRY TOWELL, with Original Music by THE HENRYS!

Date: Wednesday, October 6th.
Time: 8pm; Doors open at 7:30pm
Location: The Drake Underground, The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tickets: $20 (HST included)
Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance at the Stephen Bulger Gallery,
1026 Queen Street West, Toronto; 416.504.0575; info@bulgergallery.com
Please note seating is limited.

LARRY TOWELL AND THE HENRYS WILL PRESENT A SURVEY OF TOWELL’S PHOTOGRAPHS TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC, POETRY AND SONG.

LARRY TOWELL is Canada’s leading photojournalist, with an international reputation warranted through many prestigious awards and exhibitions. He has photographed in the conflict zones of Central America and the Middle East as well as produced extensive projects on Mexican Mennonite workers and his own family. This performance is in conjunction with his exhibition “Dwellings” at the Stephen Bulger Gallery from October 7 – November 6, 2010. The opening reception for the artist is at the gallery on Thursday, October 7th, 5-9pm.

THE HENRYS are a Toronto-based instrumental group that performs as a quartet, with Don Rooke (slide guitar), Hugh Marsh (violin), Jon Goldsmith (pump organ) and Yvette Tollar (vocals). Led by Don Rooke, since 1990 the band’s goal has always been to compose, record and perform original music that has no obvious genre, but draws on a variety of styles in an original, identifiable way.The Henrys have received national and international acclaim and have performed in Toronto,Vancouver, Calgary, New York City, New Zealand, Holland and Italy.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY CELEBRATES JOHN LENNON'S BIRTHDAY!


JOHN LENNON'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH CAKE,
MUSIC AND MEMORIES !



Exhibition and Sale: October 9 to 23, 2010
Birthday Celebration: Saturday, October 9, 11am – 6pm

Toronto, Ont. Sept. 28, 2010 … In harmony with events in New York, Liverpool, Chicago and other centres in the world, Stephen Bulger Gallery is giving John Lennon fans a place to celebrate what would have been the musician's 70th birthday. From October 9 to 23 the gallery will be exhibiting a selection of powerful images from the famous Give Peace A Chance Montreal Bed-in taken by Gerry Deiter in 1969. All images are for sale as limited editions.

Said gallery owner Stephen Bulger, “I want to celebrate Lennon's significant and lasting contributions to the peace movement, as evidenced by these historic photographs, which are exclusive to my gallery. Honouring his birthday gives us another reason to think about what a more peaceful world could feel like”.

Lennon's birthday is Saturday, October 9. Drop by the Stephen Bulger Gallery for a piece of cake, write your memories down in a guest book that will be sent to Yoko Ono, reflect on the images and enter a draw for a copy of the popular book by Joan Athey, Give Peace A Chance. The Globe and Mail named Give Peace A Chance “Illustrated book of the week” in May 2009. It has already sold over 20,000 copies.

Gerry Deiter was assigned by LIFE magazine to photograph Lennon and Ono at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their protest against America's involvement in the Vietnam War. He captured hundreds of images of the couple in public and behind the scenes, as celebrities and visitors poured through the room. It was during this protest that Lennon wrote the song “Give Peace A Chance”, which he then recorded spontaneously with an unlikely crowd who just happened to be there at the time. Despite the media attention that the event received, Deiter's photographs were never published in LIFE; it was bumped in favour of another story about the war. Instead, they were filed away for 30 years until 2001 when the events on September 11th inspired Deiter to try and rekindle the couple's message of peace, love and compassion.

Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, On
416-504-0575
info@bulgergallery.com
www.bulgergalllery.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in Group Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Love's Body 2, Sexuality in the Age of AIDS

October 2 - December 5 2010

The 'Love's Body - Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography' exhibition which was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 1998 to January 1999 was received with great acclaim. It demonstrated that in addition to acting as symbols of eros or sex, nude photography can be used as a tool to reassess the visual dynamics of relationship or subjectivity to present new possibilities and meanings of the body. The sequel to this, 'Love's Body 2, sexuality in the age of AIDS', will aim to present more clearly the problems created by contemporary representations of the body.

AIDS is a problem common to every country throughout the contemporary world. From the late eighties to early nineties AIDS became more than just an incurable disease that took the lives of numerous artists, it also provided photography and art with the opportunity to carry out a fundamental reassessment of social problems such as prejudice or discrimination. In their work, the many artists who were infected with AIDS confronted not only the disease itself, but also these 'social sicknesses', treating them as personal issues and creating numerous works that forced us to address these problems. Even today, new possibilities of expression that force us to consider transformations of sexuality or expressions of others, representations of the body or questions of art and politics continue to be produced. This exhibition will present works that are powerful enough to have influenced aspects of art and photography while reappraising and redefining their meaning.

Artists: AA Bronson, Peter Hujar, Hervé Guibert, Sunil Gupta, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Wojnarowicz, William Yang, Akira the Hustler/Cho Yukio

To learn more on this exhibition, please click;

http://www.syabi.com/

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September 25th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON

Dir. Julian Schnabel (France: 2007), 112 mins.

Using his left eye to blink out his memoir, Jean-Dominique Bauby, an Elle France editor, who suffered a stroke at age 43 that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye, eloquently described the aspects of his interior world. From the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind, Baudy shares his story.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dawn Woolley Featured in Two Exhibitions!

The first exhibition that Dawn Woolley's work will be featured in is New Media, Sex, and Culture in the 21st Century. This exhibition will be at the Museum of New Art, Detroit. The show will be on from October 2nd to October 30th, 2010.

The second exhibition that Woolley's work is featured in is a photography competition entitled ‘My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism.' This is on display at the European Women’s Lobby, Les Brigittines, Brussels. This exhibition starts October 15th, 2010. Her work is showing as a shortlisted competitor.


For more information on the "New Media, Sex, and Culture" visit: www.detroitmona.com/New_Media_and_Sex.htm

For more information on "My World: Visions of the 21st Century Feminism" visit: www.womenlobby.org/site/1abstract.asp?DocID=2692&v1ID=&RevID=&namePage=&pageParent=&DocID_sousmenu=

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

September 25th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON

Dir. Julian Schnabel (France: 2007), 112 mins.

Using his left eye to blink out his memoir, Jean-Dominique Bauby, an Elle France editor, who suffered a stroke at age 43 that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye, eloquently described the aspects of his interior world. From the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind, Baudy shares his story.

William Eakin Featured In Eyemazing Fall Issue!

Eyemazing is a magazine that focuses on international photography.

William Eakin
is featured in Eyemazing Magazine for the Fall 2010 issue.

For more information go to: www.re-title.com/public/newsletters/13_Sept_10_-_EYEMAZING_Fall_issue_2010_0.htm

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Evening with Laura Letinsky at the University of Texas

Thursday, September 23, 7pm - An Evening with Laura Letinsky

The Icons of Photography No.7 lecture series brings Laura Letinsky to Austin.

Laura Letinsky's work has been exhibited at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Casino Luxembourg; Galerie m Bochum, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nederlands Foto Institute; and The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago; J.P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Grants include the Richard Driehaus Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and Canada and Manitoba Arts Council.

Her publications include After All, Damiani Publishers (2010), Now, Again, Galerie Kusseneers (2005), Hardly More Than Ever, The Renaissance Society (2004), Blink, Phaidon Press (2002), and Venus Inferred, University of Chicago Press (2000). Laura is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

Laura is a professor at the University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts. She was born in Winnipeg, Canada. She received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1991. A Laura Letinsky image gallery.

* Date: Thursday, September 23
* Time: 7pm
* Where: Blanton Museum Auditorium | University of Texas | Austin, Texas
* $5 student/senior/military in advance | $10 at the door
* $10 general admission in advance | $15 at the door
* ACP Members FREE

For more information visit: www.visitacp.org/events

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gallery Artist Susan Meiselas In A Unique Workshop With Joan Fontcuberta

Workshops EMERGENT-LLEIDA 2010

Workshop: "MEMORY, DOCUMENT AND STORYTELLING " with Susan Meiselas and Joan Fontcuberta

As artistic and documentary practices converge, non-fiction narratives turn to storytelling strategies in a hybrid genre employing photography, video, audio, text, etc.

The workshop explores the new paths of narrative photography in light of creative and critical techniques involved in storytelling.

Therefore, Joan Fontcuberta has invited the well-known photojournalist Susan Meiselas, a member of Magnum and author of complex documentary projects. Through different styles and purposes, they will combine their teaching and professional photography experience to work on ways of explaining both reality through fiction and fiction through reality.

This workshop, which will have a theoretical-practical focus, is ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs, visual artists, journalists, students and anyone interested in image and visual communication.

Susan Meiselas has belonged to Magnum since 1976. She has published the books Carnival Strippers, Nicaragua, Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, Pandora's Box, Encounters with the Dani and the monographic compilation In History.

Meiselas is known for her documentary work involving the subject of human rights in Latin America. Her photographs are included in important public collections and international museums. She has won many awards (Robert Capa Gold Medal, Hasselblad Prize, Leica Award for Excellence...) and in 1992 she received the prestigious MacArthur grant.

http://www.susanmeiselas.com/

Over the course of nearly four decades of prolific photography practice, Joan Fontcuberta has developed a body of work simultaneously consisting of creation and reflection, which analyzes the conflicts between nature, technology, photographic image and truth. He has been a guest professor at different international universities and currently at the Communications Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In 2010 he published La cámara de Pandora. La fotografi@ después de la fotografía and A través del espejo. His first feature film, the fictional documentary Era rusa y se llamaba Laika , was broadcast on Spain's public TV channel 2 on August 15th 2010.

http://www.fontcuberta.com/

Workshop: "PARADOXES OF NARRATION: PHOTOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE"

A workshop in five sessions to explore the relationships between literature and photography by considering aspects such as the natures of both forms of expression, their incompatibilities and their crossroads. Is there such a thing as literary photography? Has photography taken on the same categories as narrative prose? How do word and image affect each other? Is their way of representing reality antagonistic or are they increasingly mingled to the point of creating a new language? These and other questions will arise over the course of the two days as we speak of narrative prose, poetry, essays, personal diaries...in the realm of creative photography.

Workshop "Memory, document and storytelling "
Date: October 8th, 9th and 10th 2010
Place: County library
Town: Tàrrega (Lleida-Spain)
Applications accepted until September 30th on the festival website space is limited

For more information about the workshop:
http://www.emergent-lleida.org/es/Programacio-2010/Tallers

Saturday, September 18, 2010

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September 18th 3:00 PM

KLATSASSIN

Dir. Stan Douglas(2006), all day on loop.

Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western rooted in the historical context of the Gold Rush and the annexation of land along Canada’s west coast. Named after the Tsîlhqot’in Chief who stood accused of leading an insurrection in 1864, which led to the deaths of ten road-builders and the so-called Chilcotin War, the film comprises twenty-seven scenes looped together in various random combination's on an ongoing basis. As it can run without repetition for more than seventy hours, with each character telling his version of events, Klatsassin presents an endless array of possibilities, destroying conventional senses of time, memory, perspective and truth. It will screen continuously during gallery hours in Camera Cinema every day of the Festival.
– Laurel MacMillan

Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival's Future Projections programme.

This film is being shown 11am-6pm until September 19th all day in the cinema.

Friday, September 17, 2010

"To Peach" Exhibition From Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky at the Donald Young Gallery


Laura Letinsky's exhibition To Peach will be on display at the Donald Young Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit will be running from September 17th to November 5th, 2010. The Donald Young Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Details:
September 17th - November 5, 2010

Donald Young Gallery
224 S Michigan Ave Suite 266
Chicago Illinois 60604

Reception for the artist, Friday, September 17, 5-7 pm

Gallery Website: www.donaldyoung.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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September 18th 3:00 PM

KLATSASSIN

Dir. Stan Douglas(2006), all day on loop.

Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western rooted in the historical context of the Gold Rush and the annexation of land along Canada’s west coast. Named after the Tsîlhqot’in Chief who stood accused of leading an insurrection in 1864, which led to the deaths of ten road-builders and the so-called Chilcotin War, the film comprises twenty-seven scenes looped together in various random combination's on an ongoing basis. As it can run without repetition for more than seventy hours, with each character telling his version of events, Klatsassin presents an endless array of possibilities, destroying conventional senses of time, memory, perspective and truth. It will screen continuously during gallery hours in Camera Cinema every day of the Festival.
– Laurel MacMillan

Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival's Future Projections programme.

This film is being shown 11am-6pm until September 19th all day in the cinema.

Gallery Artist Larry Towell Key Speaker for IRIS Nights Lecture Series In Los Angeles, CA







Larry Towell will be the key speaker at the IRIS Nights Lecture Series on September 23, 2010. The lecture will be held at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. His lecture is titled "Being Human."

Registration will open on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9:30 am! Limited space.


Details:
September 23, 2010
6:30- 8:00pm (PT)

The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067


For more information visit: www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/events/iris_nights.asp

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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September 11th 3:00 PM

KLATSASSIN

Dir. Stan Douglas(2006), all day on loop.

Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western rooted in the historical context of the Gold Rush and the annexation of land along Canada’s west coast. Named after the Tsîlhqot’in Chief who stood accused of leading an insurrection in 1864, which led to the deaths of ten road-builders and the so-called Chilcotin War, the film comprises twenty-seven scenes looped together in various random combination's on an ongoing basis. As it can run without repetition for more than seventy hours, with each character telling his version of events, Klatsassin presents an endless array of possibilities, destroying conventional senses of time, memory, perspective and truth. It will screen continuously during gallery hours in Camera Cinema every day of the Festival. – Laurel MacMillan

Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival's Future Projections programme.

This film is being shown 11am-6pm from September 9th-19th all day in the cinema. (Excluding Monday September 13th)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Robert Burley Lecture - "The Architecture of Photography in an Age of Obsolescence”

Photographer Robert Burley will be giving a lecture on "The Architecture of Photography in an Age of Obsolescence." The lecture will be held on September 16, 2010 in the Paul Desmarais Theatre at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

The lecture will be presented in English.


Event Details:
September 16, 2010, Starting at 6:00 pm
Paul Desmarais Theatre
1920, rue Baile
Montreal, Quebec

For more information: http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/study-centre/1097-robert-burley-the-architecture-of-photography-in-an-age-of

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

September 11th 3:00 PM

KLATSASSIN

Dir. Stan Douglas(2006), all day on loop.

Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western rooted in the historical context of the Gold Rush and the annexation of land along Canada’s west coast. Named after the Tsîlhqot’in Chief who stood accused of leading an insurrection in 1864, which led to the deaths of ten road-builders and the so-called Chilcotin War, the film comprises twenty-seven scenes looped together in various random combination's on an ongoing basis. As it can run without repetition for more than seventy hours, with each character telling his version of events, Klatsassin presents an endless array of possibilities, destroying conventional senses of time, memory, perspective and truth. It will screen continuously during gallery hours in Camera Cinema every day of the Festival.
– Laurel MacMillan

Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival's Future Projections programme.

This film is being shown 11am-6pm from September 9th-19th all day in the cinema. (Excluding Monday September 13th)

Red - Curated by Caitlin Cronenberg Opens Today!

For Immediate Release:

TOROmagazine.com sees RED
A preview exhibition of the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive
curated by Caitlin Cronenberg launches during the film festival

August 30, 2010. Toronto, ON – From September 9-12, at the height of the film festival, 12 images from the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive will be displayed in an exclusive preview exhibition. Presented by TOROmagazine.com, the exhibition – called RED – will take place in the VIP pop-up lounge TORO After Dark at PEARS on the Avenue (164 Avenue Road). RED will kick off with a red carpet event on Thursday, September 9, and will be open to the public from September 11-12 between 12 and 5 p.m.

Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg is thrilled to be putting her bold and contemporary artistic vision to work in this world-premiere event. “I spent weeks pouring over thousands of images from the Archive to select the photographs that best represent the landscapes, famous figures, successes, imperfections, quirks and events that have made this country what it is today,” she says. “I can’t wait for everyone—Canadians and visitors—to finally be able to see the exhibition and interact with Canada’s history in such a dramatic way.”

Working with set builders, lighting designers and prop artists, Cronenberg’s unique interpretation of the Archive will include photos that have been digitally altered, light-boxed, framed in antique salvaged barn wood—all resulting in an atmospheric and cinematic display.

Acquired by Christopher Bratty, co-founder of TOROmagazine.com and Black Angus Media, the 24,000 photographs that make up the complete NY Times Canadian Photo Archive showcase the evolution of Canada over the last 100 years. The images in the Archive were taken by New York Times photographers and are invaluable cultural records that trace the evolution of Canada as a nation. Bratty purchased the Archive to showcase Canada’s incredible history with the world.

From July 1, 2010, TOROmagazine.com has been posting and will continue to post one image daily from the massive Archive online. TOROmagazine.com will also be projecting images from the Archive from September 9 -12 on downtown Toronto buildings to literally bring art to the people.

“This is so much more than a photography exhibit,” says William Morassutti, editor-in-chief of TOROmagazine.com. “Between RED and TOROmagazine.com’s online Archive showcase, we’re reinventing both the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive and our perception of the history of Canada itself—and we’re sharing it all with the world.”

The photos from the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive date back to 1910 and cover a diverse assortment of themes ranging from singing WWII soldiers, frozen Niagara Falls, sealers perched on icebergs, to soot-covered miners toiling deep within the earth. Notable photos of Canadian icons include Pierre Trudeau, Karen Kain, Mark Messier, Michael J. Fox and Barbara Ann Scott. Images from the Archive also feature prominent international figures on official visits to Canada, including the Royal Family, Dwight Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill.

The preview exhibition is the first in a series of events presented by TOROmagazine.com in the exclusive VIP pop-up destination TORO After Dark Lounge—an invitation-only late night-lounge at PEARS on the Avenue.
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For more information, photos, or to arrange an interview with TOROmagazine.com or Caitlin Cronenberg, please contact:

Andrea Cooper
NKPR
416-365-3630 ext. 230
andrea@nkpr.net

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Haiti after the Earthquake by Benoit Aquin at Galerie Pangée



Exhibition Dates:September 8th to October 11th
Opening Reception: September 8th at 6pm
Location: Galerie Pangée, 40 Saint Paul Ouest, Montreal, 514-845-3368,

The Galerie Pangée is pleased to present Haïti after the Earthquake, a new photographic series by Benoit Aquin. This is Aquin’s second solo exhibition at the Galerie Pangée, following the success of the Chinese Dust Bowl and the group exhibition at the Passage de Retz in Paris organized in collaboration with Paris Photo, both in 2009.

Haïti after the Earthquake was exhibited this summer at the Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne (Switzerland) as part of Les Lauréats du Prix Pictet, which showcased the winners of the Prix Pictet. Benoît Aquin’s work on the Chinese Dust Bowl won the Prix Pictet 2008, the most prestigious photography award in the world and was part of an international touring exhibition. Aquin went to Haiti as a volunteer with the CECI (Centre for International Studies and Cooperation) immediately after the earthquake and went back for a second trip four months later.

The photographs in Haïti after the Earthquake bear witness to the human drama that unfolded after the catastrophy. By taking the photographs at dusk, Aquin was able to achieve a blue-grey aesthetic in all the photographs. The distinctive shade of grey reminds us of the sepia tone that pervaded Aquin’s images from the Chinese Dust Bowl.

Aquin is a contemporary artist whose works are recognised for their formal beauty and their documentary style, with attention devoted to detail and composition. His highly informed and articulate work addresses the ever shifting complexities of global concerns ranging from Nicaragua’s pesticide crimes, the melting ice flows in Northern Canada to China’s desertification disaster. Aquin is currently working on a project on the world food crisis.

In parallel, Aquin will be part of the group exhibition Haïti à vif which showcases photographs by 14 Quebecois photographers in Haiti.
The exhibition (September 3 – October 3, 2010) is at the Just for Laughs Museum in association with the internationally acclaimed World Press Photo exhibition.

Aquin’s work is part of private and public collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe, notably the permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts of Montréal’s, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec City) and the National Archives of Canada. Aquin lives and works in Montreal where he is represented by the Galerie Pangée.

A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be given to the CECI’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

RSVP: Margot Ross at margot@galeriepangee.com or 514.845.3368.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky Featured in Confidence Album with the Academy of Archivists

The Confidence Album of Laura Letinsky

by Claire Cottrell

Laura Letinsky, Morning, and Melancholia, Untitled #40, Rome , 2001

Describe your creative process.

Think, make, look (repeat ad infinitum and not necessarily in this order)

What do you love most about photography?

I've really more of a love/hate relationship with the medium. That it seems to give us the here and now but never really fulfills its promise... it's the structure of desire and who doesn't like that? The transformation the medium performs on the world remains beguiling for me. It is important to me that the picture is the thing, that is, if you walked into my studio you would never see the photograph until it is made.

What is your inspiration?

I feel self conscious using that word, "inspiration" for as much as it's integral to making art, it's such a small part of the process. I make art because there's a sense that someone needs to make this thing and I'm the only one who can. That if I didn't do it, I'd go mad? I'm moved as much by painting, music, literature, and poetry as by the warm sun, biting into a freshly picked tomato, the bite of bitterly sharp winter air...

To view more of this album, please visit;

http://wearchive.info/confidence/laura-letinsky/

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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September 4th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

8 ½

Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1963), 138 mins.

An Italian director, named Guido Anselmi has lost all inspiration for his upcoming movie, and it's too late to back out. Aside from the fact that he can't make the film, his mistress, wife, producer, and all the rest of his friends, are pressuring him about one thing or another. As he retreats into his dreams to shelter himself from the pressures, he finds inspiration to make his new film, and face the world.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky Featured on the Black/ Francis Blog

Laura Letinsky


We elevate our intellect with Laura Letinsky:

How do you define beauty?

It’s a combination of aesthetic pleasure, sensorial pleasure that is abiding and makes you experience things with intensity and longevity. There is an intellectual aspect to it – body and mind.

What attracts you?

Beauty is a kind of engagement that is complex and perplexing and sometimes confounding or provoking as opposed to something that is not sustaining, a fleeting thing like chocolate ice cream. It is something that is more engaging, makes me think about what I’m experiencing as opposed to just a reassuring or comforting experience. Yet high and low can both be attractive simultaneously. I try to consider ideas and experiences that are part of the everyday as opposed to always being elevated. I’m as attracted to a Givenchy bag as I am to the work of my garden and getting a tomato that I’ve planted. I like to wear and use objects, I can’t think of something as beautiful if they can’t be touched or used.

To read more of this blog, please visit;

http://www.black-francis.com/blog/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

September 4th 3:00 PM

LA DOUBLE VIE DE MONSIEUR G.

Dir. Catherine Galodé (France) 13:02 mins.

This film explores the making of and ideas behind Gilbert Garcin’s photographs. In conversation with photographer Christian Ramade and critic Jean-Claude Carbonne, Garcin examines how his work and the character he embodies allows him to lead a “double life.”
Please note: this film is in French with no subtitles.

8 ½

Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1963), 138 mins.

An Italian director, named Guido Anselmi has lost all inspiration for his upcoming movie, and it's too late to back out. Aside from the fact that he can't make the film, his mistress, wife, producer, and all the rest of his friends, are pressuring him about one thing or another. As he retreats into his dreams to shelter himself from the pressures, he finds inspiration to make his new film, and face the world.