Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Launches his Book “Invisible No More” Tonight!

The gallery would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of Canadian photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo's new book Invisible No More (Rutgers University Press).

Book Launch and Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The Artist Talk will take place from 7:30pm-8pm (please arrive early as seating is limited).

David, Quadra Island, BC, 2008

In his latest book, Invisible No More, renowned photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo presents a moving chronicle —a celebration—of people with intellectual disabilities, which he produced at the invitation of the Canadian Association for Community Living.

Published by Rutgers University Press, this is Pietropaolo’s eighth collection of documentary photographs to appear as a monograph. The book is hard cover, has 160 pages, with 100 colour and black and white photographs, and 35 evocative stories written by the artist.

From the foreword by Wayne Johnston:

“This book is composed of photographs as well as words. Photography is another kind of language. The eloquence in Vincenzo Pietropaolo’s photographs is evident even to those who will tell you that they do not “know” photography. He has travelled the country to gather images and stories of a group of people that he loves and honors by making them subject of his art…They are an invisible minority. This book and its maker seek to change that. …He seeks to make visible the living and the dead, the historical present and the historical past—the story of the thousands who died unacknowledged, unremembered, in hospitals and in foster homes”.

The artist would like to express his gratitude to Catherine Frazee, Wayne Johnston, the Stephen Bulger Gallery, the Canadian Association for Community Living, Rutgers University Press, and the many families and individuals whose collaboration made the book possible.

Nathan and Roch, Ottawa, 2008

About Vincenzo Pietropaolo


Italian-born (1951) Vincenzo Pietropaolo is an independent photographer based in Toronto. Active in photography since 1971, he is self-taught, and since 1992 has pursued a full-time career as a freelance photographer after leaving a parallel career as a town planner with the city of Toronto. His artistry and social commitment have won him widespread recognition and awards. Canadian Geographic magazine recently (2006) called him “one of Canada’s pre-eminent documentary photographers.” His work exploring the immigrant experience, including Italian immigrants, migrant farm workers, and refugees in Canada has been widely acclaimed. He is noted for his documentation of the world of work and the labour movement, as well as for his exploration of urban issues in cities like Toronto, New York, Havana, and Mexico City. He lectures at colleges and universities, frequently exhibits internationally, and has published eight books of photography. His work is included in many institutional and corporate collections.

A short video on the book: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFbZgdbgmn4&feature=youtu.be

For more information on Vincenzo Pietropaolo visit his artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=62



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley Launches her book "Visual Pleasure" on December 9th!


Dawn Woolley's book Visual Pleasure explores the act of looking and being looked at. The book includes artwork, writing and an introduction written by psychoanalyst Darian Leader. Woolley will be present for the book launch.

Details
Where: Ffotogallery at Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth, CF64 3DM
When: Thursday 9th December, 6 - 7pm
Admission: Free

For more information on Dawn Woolley visit her artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=89

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 27th 3:00 PM

CHINATOWN

Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min.

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 27th 3:00 PM

CHINATOWN

Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min.

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.

William Eggleston's Book "For Now" Available Now!


For Now, William Eggleston


The book For Now is a look into 4 decades of Eggleston's work by film maker Michael Almereyda.

Almereyda spent a year going through Eggleston's archives to find images for the book. For Now is available through Twin Palms Publishers.

To place an order please visit: www.twinpalms.com/?p=recently_released&bookID=4

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Robert Giard Fellowship announced for 2010-2011

The winner of this year's Robert Giard Fellowship for 2010-2011 is the team of Molly Landreth and Amelia Tovey for their film Embodiment: A Portrait Of Queer Life In America. The film is a photographic documentary project that is still in production.

To watch a clip from the film go to: http://vimeo.com/11063750

For more information on the Robert Giard Foundation go to: www.robertgiardfoundation.org

Stephen Bulger Gallery featured in another Le Monde article!

"Les records de la vente Avedon font de Paris un haut lieu du marché de la photo

Jamais Paris n'a connu une semaine aussi folle pour la photographie de collection. Une image, vendue chez Christie's samedi 20 novembre, incarne cette frénésie : Dovima et les éléphants (1955), de Richard Avedon, qui montre un mannequin entouré de deux pachydermes, a atteint 841 000 euros. C'est un prix record pour une photo en France. Le prix record pour l'artiste aussi. Et le prix record pour une vente aux enchères en France.

En effet, la vente Christie's, entièrement consacrée à Avedon, a totalisé 5,4 millions d'euros en soixante-cinq images à peine. La maison Dior (LVMH) a acheté Dovima et les éléphants - la fille porte une robe Dior. Sinon, le portrait psychédélique des quatre Beatles s'est vendu 445 000 euros - un autre record pour Avedon. 5,4 millions d'euros pour une vente à Paris, c'est le double du record précédent, atteint... deux jours plus tôt ! Jeudi 18 novembre, une vente Sotheby's a totalisé 2,7 millions d'euros...."

To read full article: www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2010/11/22/les-records-de-la-vente-avedon-font-de-paris-un-haut-lieu-du-marche-de-la-photo_1443392_3246.html

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stephen Bulger Gallery featured in Le Monde’s Journey to Paris Photo

"Un parcours à Paris Photo

D’abord, cette composition pas très sobre, mais très frappante du Slovaque Tono Stano, ‘Sense 92′, serpent de peau blanche surmonté d’un visage innocent, menant à toutes les tentations (Galerie Leica Prague).

Les escaliers décrépits d’immeubles à La Havane de Michael Eastman, ‘Fidel Stairway’ (Galerie Barry Friedman).

Un très beau nu botticellien de Francesca Woodman, tenant une conque marine et crevant l’enveloppe de papier qui protège sa pudeur et dont les lambeaux pendent lugubrement (Galerie La Fabrica).... " - Le Monde

To read the rest of the article: lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr/2010/11/21/un-parcours-a-paris-photo/

(*article in French)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Reminder! Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley In Virtually Real Exhibition


Virtually Real

Blyth Gallery
Private View Tuesday 23 Nov 6 - 8.30 pm

24 Nov - 17 Dec 2009 Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm

Artists
Bruce Ingram
Grant W Miller
James Moore
Suzanne Moxhay
Julia Willms
Simon Woolham
Dawn Woolley

‘In these angles and corners, the dreamer would appear to enjoy the repose that divides being and non-being. He is the being of an unreality’ Gaston Bachelard

FROM the early origins of spatial realism in paintings to the flattened planes and spaces of modernism, the illusion of space has been a central aesthetic concern throughout the canon of art history.

In a visual culture where photography and CGI create facsimile spaces that are disposable and instantly digestible, this exhibition aims to bring together work that subverts the representation of space. Each work contains an element of trickery that confounds rather than confirms our expectations of reality. The artists ask the viewer to believe in the integrity of the scene, inviting them to look closer and explore the fiction of the space they have depicted.

In Dawn Woolley’s work the 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional are juxtaposed in a comment on reality and idealisation. While it is apparent that the female in the work is a photograph the viewer is invited to suspend their disbelief and see her as body and image simultaneously. Using photography, installation and stereoscopes Dawn aims to examine ‘… the idea that a 2-dimensional image can represent a 3-dimensional object. The arrangements of the cut-outs reveal the underside – the back of the image and a representational void.’ Dawn completed MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2008 and has works held in the collection of Kiyosato Musuem of Photographic Arts in Japan.

Blyth Gallery
level 5 Sherfield Building Imperial College [off Exhibition Road] SW7 2AZ gallery@imperial.ac.uk dawn.woolley.rca.ac.uk
07790 015 340p

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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November 20th 3:00 PM

THE GRADUATE

Dir. Mike Nichols (USA: 1967), 106 min.

Ben has recently graduated college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 20th 3:00 PM

THE GRADUATE

Dir. Mike Nichols (USA: 1967), 106 min.

Ben has recently graduated college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gallery Artist Josef Hoflehner Exhibits in Austria and Los Angeles

Josef Hoflehner's images from his Jetliner series will be on display at the Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Austria. The exhibition will run until January 15, 2011.

The Stephen Cohen Gallery currently has a solo exhibit of many of Hoflehner's images entitled Sublime. The gallery is located at 7358 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and will be on display until December 30th.

For more information on Josef Hoflehner visit his artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=122

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley In Virtually Real Exhibition


Virtually Real

Blyth Gallery
Private View Tuesday 23 Nov 6 - 8.30 pm

24 Nov - 17 Dec 2009 Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm

Artists
Bruce Ingram
Grant W Miller
James Moore
Suzanne Moxhay
Julia Willms
Simon Woolham
Dawn Woolley

‘In these angles and corners, the dreamer would appear to enjoy the repose that divides being and non-being. He is the being of an unreality’ Gaston Bachelard

FROM the early origins of spatial realism in paintings to the flattened planes and spaces of modernism, the illusion of space has been a central aesthetic concern throughout the canon of art history.

In a visual culture where photography and CGI create facsimile spaces that are disposable and instantly digestible, this exhibition aims to bring together work that subverts the representation of space. Each work contains an element of trickery that confounds rather than confirms our expectations of reality. The artists ask the viewer to believe in the integrity of the scene, inviting them to look closer and explore the fiction of the space they have depicted.

In Dawn Woolley’s work the 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional are juxtaposed in a comment on reality and idealisation. While it is apparent that the female in the work is a photograph the viewer is invited to suspend their disbelief and see her as body and image simultaneously. Using photography, installation and stereoscopes Dawn aims to examine ‘… the idea that a 2-dimensional image can represent a 3-dimensional object. The arrangements of the cut-outs reveal the underside – the back of the image and a representational void.’ Dawn completed MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2008 and has works held in the collection of Kiyosato Musuem of Photographic Arts in Japan.

Blyth Gallery
level 5 Sherfield Building Imperial College [off Exhibition Road] SW7 2AZ gallery@imperial.ac.uk dawn.woolley.rca.ac.uk
07790 015 340p

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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November 13th 3:00 PM

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1951), 113 min.

Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig Exhibition Opening In Amsterdam Tomorrow!



Nature Morte: The matter of art and life

13 Nov 2010 - 11 Dec 2010

Thursday till Saturday from 12 am to 6 pm

opening: 13 Nov 2010 - 5 to 7 pm - Hazenstraat 60 - Amsterdam



Witzenhausen Gallery is proud to present Nature Morte: The matter of art and life, CYNTHIA GREIG’s first European solo show. This exhibition will present a selection of photos and two video works from two of her most recent series: Nature Morte (2008, in progress) and Representations (2002-2008).

Since 1990 Cynthia Greig (Detroit, 1959) has been making work that explores the exchange of influence between perception and experience, and photography's unique role in negotiating what we believe to be real or true. Before Representations (2002-2008), Greig explored these matters either through installation-like exhibitions or through photographs that challenged our perception of scale. In the series New Eden: The Life and Work of Isabelle Raymond (1993 to present), she created a fictional XIXth century cross-dressing female photographer; Greig made her own XIXth century-like photographs and text accompanying the images, in order to stress the power of photographic documents in the reconstruction of historical facts. In Life-Size (2001-2003), tiny objects are blown up to life-size while being held by gigantic human finger tips; inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, Greig explores how perception can deceive our understanding of the truth and shows us again that photography can act as an obstacle when discerning between fact and fiction.

To learn more about this exhibition, please visit;

http://www.witzenhausengallery.nl/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 13th 3:00 PM

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1951), 113 min.

Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist, while romantic complications abound.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reminder! Blurb's Photography Book Now Competition Celebration Is Tonight!

This year they received over 2600 submissions and in honor of the winners and all of those who participated, they're hosting celebrations around the world!

Join them today Tuesday, November 9 from 7-9pm, for light appetizers, drinks, and great company at The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar as they celebrate the 2010 winning books and the people behind them in Toronto.

The event is free and open to all. Check out the link for more info http://pbnmeet-uptoronto.eventbrite.com/

Saturday, November 6, 2010

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA Today!

November 6th

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" - this 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 who are caught 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

THE HURT LOCKER

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow (USA: 2008), 131 mins.

The Hurt Locker was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win this award. US Army Sergeant First Class Will James, Sergeant JT Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit currently stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James the tech team leader, arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James is a renegade for who the thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 6th

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" - this 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 who are caught 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

THE HURT LOCKER

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow (USA: 2008), 131 mins.

The Hurt Locker was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win this award. US Army Sergeant First Class Will James, Sergeant JT Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit currently stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When James the tech team leader, arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment. It will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James is a renegade for who the thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reminder! Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Recipient Of A Cesar Chavez Award - Dinner on November 3rd 2010

For tickets and more information contact Stan Raper – National Coordinator Agriculture Workers Alliance at 416-675-1104 x232

This year’s event will be held at the Ontario Federation of Labour Building in Toronto on November 3rd 2010.


Wayne Hanley UFCW Canada President and the Agriculture Workers Alliance are proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Awards.

Olivia Chow MP -NDP Immigration Critic
Paul Cavalluzzo - Lawyer
Leonel Godoy - Governor for the state of Michoacán, Mexico
Gill McGowan - President Alberta Federation of Labour
Kerry Preibisch - Sociology Professor Guelph University
Vincenzo Pietropaolo - Photographer and Activist

The eleventh annual “Black Eagle Awards” acknowledges outstanding contributions by individuals towards dignity and respect for agriculture worker. The Award named after Cesar E Chavez the founder of the United Farm Workers Union in California, and his life long struggle for a safe and just food supply across North America.

This annual event is the only fundraiser for the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) which is Canada’s largest organization of agriculture workers. The AWA runs ten support centers across Canada that provides free support and advocacy for agriculture workers. The vast majority of the work is on behalf of the tens of thousands of seasonal agricultural workers from Jamaica, Mexico and other Eastern Caribbean countries. With the expansion of the temporary foreign worker programs for the agriculture industry the AWA are now providing services in Canada to workers from around the world including Guatemala, Thailand, Philippines, Honduras and South Asia.

To learn more, please visit;

http://awa-ata.ca/en/events/11th-annual-cesar-e-chavez-black-eagle-awards-dinner/

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gallery Artist Elizabeth Siegfried Included In A Group Exhibition At Vermont Photography Workplace/ PhotoPlace Gallery


Elizabeth Siegfried
's Fractured, will be included in a group exhibition called Wide Awake Dreaming at the Vermont Photography Workplace/ PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury,
Vermont from November 2nd through Nov 24th. Opening reception Nov 5th, 5-7.