Thursday, December 29, 2011

NO FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA THIS WEEK!

There will be no Free Saturday Screenings at Camera on Saturday, December 31st due to holiday hours. Our next free Saturday Screening will be on January 7th at 3:00pm.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gallery Artist Bertrand Carrière Photographs included in Award Winning Book

The book Wanderer by George Leroux includes 24 photographs by Bertrand Carrière. The book is the 2011 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction.

For more information: www.bertrandcarriere.com/wanderer/

Bertrand Carrière Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=22

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!


Stephen Bulger Gallery is sending you our best wishes for the holidays and for a wonderful 2012.

Yours,

Stephen, Natalie, Melissa, Allison, Josh and Sarah

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gallery Artist Chris Coekin featured in Guardian Magazine

The Guardian home

"Chris Coekin: Factory Workers in Focus


Inspired by old trade union posters, photographer Chris Coekin persuaded a group of workers to pose for him as their factory closed

Chris Coekin knew he was documenting a disappearing way of life, but he didn't expect it to disappear quite so quickly...." - Simon Hattenstone, Guardian Magazine

To read full article: www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec/16/chris-coekin-factory-workers-photographs

NO FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA THIS WEEK!

There will be no Free Saturday Screenings at Camera on Saturday, December 24th and Saturday, December 31st due to holiday hours. Our next free Saturday Screening will be on January 7th at 3:00pm.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky's Exhibition included in Now Magazines Best of 2011

At the end of the year Now Magazine puts together top 10 lists for many different categories in entertainment such as Music, Theater, Food and many more. For the top 10 Art Shows list, Laura Letinsky's exhibition "After All" is number 8.

Now writes, "Letinsky’s photographic still lifes are masterful studies of the metaphysical still life tradition. Her images are most compelling in the way they reframe everyday things as objects of intense contemplation.... " - Now Magazine, December 2011

To read full article: www.nowtoronto.com/art/story.cfm?content=184425

Laura Letinsky's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=70

Join Us at the 2012 AIPAD Photography Show – Save the Date!




Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in the 2012 AIPAD Photography Show. Please visit us at Booth #400. Hope to see you there!


Show Dates: March 29 – April 1, 2012
Location: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10065


Mark Your Calendar

The World's Leading Fine Art Photography Galleries

View work by celebrated artists and emerging talent from top art galleries located around the world. The AIPAD Photography Show New York will offer an engaging look at contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

Gala Preview

Get an exclusive firsthand look at the Show during the AIPAD Opening Night Gala on March 28, to benefit inMotion, a non-profit organization providing legal services for low-income women.

Online registration will be open. If you would like to ensure you are receiving AIPAD communications please email info@aipad.com with your email address.


AIPAD Panel Discussions

Attend a series of special panel discussions on Saturday, March 31. Hear perspectives from art experts, including leading curators, dealers, artists, critics, and journalists.

Plan to attend this prominent art event, now in its 32nd year, this spring.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Competition Now Open for Entries! The competition is free to enter and the closing date or submissions is January 4th, 2012. The competition has many different categories - Youth, Student, Amateur, Professional, Moving Image and 3D. Win $5,000 - $25,000 and many more prizes!

For more information: www.worldphoto.org

Saturday, December 17, 2011

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

December 17, 3:00pm – Holiday Double Feature!

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

Dir. Chuck Jones & Ben Washam (USA:1966) 26 min. A Dr.Seuss classic; A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.


MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Dir. George Seaton (USA: 1947), 96 min. A Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street is the story of Kris Kringle, a jolly old man who is brought in as a last-minute replacement for the intoxicated Santa who was supposed to lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. When Kringle is institutionalized as insane for claiming to be the real Santa Clause, a young lawyer defends him by arguing in court that he is indeed the real Santa.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

December 17, 3:00pm – Holiday Double Feature!

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

Dir. Chuck Jones & Ben Washam (USA:1966) 26 min. A Dr.Seuss classic; A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.


MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Dir. George Seaton (USA: 1947), 96 min. A Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street is the story of Kris Kringle, a jolly old man who is brought in as a last-minute replacement for the intoxicated Santa who was supposed to lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. When Kringle is institutionalized as insane for claiming to be the real Santa Clause, a young lawyer defends him by arguing in court that he is indeed the real Santa.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

December 10, 3:00pm

THE CONFORMIST

Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy: 1970), 107 min. The Conformist is the story of Marcello Clerici, a weak-willed Italian man ordered to assassinate his former Professor by Mussolini’s secret police. Set in Europe during the First World War, the film is a case study of fascism that also portrays the psychological need to conform, to live a ‘normal’ life. The Conformist was highly acclaimed and in 2010 was included in Empire Magazine’s "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema".

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo receives Cultural Award of the Ontario Federation of Labour

Congratulations to Vincenzo Pietropaolo who received this year's Cultural Award of the Ontario Federation of Labour. The award is given out to an artist every two years.

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

December 10, 3:00pm

THE CONFORMIST

Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy: 1970), 107 min. The Conformist is the story of Marcello Clerici, a weak-willed Italian man ordered to assassinate his former Professor by Mussolini’s secret police. Set in Europe during the First World War, the film is a case study of fascism that also portrays the psychological need to conform, to live a ‘normal’ life. The Conformist was highly acclaimed and in 2010 was included in Empire Magazine’s "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema".

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gallery Artist Alex Webb featured on "New York Times" Lens Blog

"Alex Webb’s Dialogue With the Streets

Alex Webb’s photographs have the compositional complexity befitting the best street photographers. But instead of wandering among urban canyons or cosmopolitan boulevards — which he has — he has redefined the genre over the course of three decades in dusty border towns and tropical climes where the streets may not even be paved...." - David Gonzalez, Lens

To view full article: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/alex-webbs-dialogue-with-the-streets/

Alex Webb Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=103

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson featured on Canadian Art Junkie

"Sarah Anne Johnson’s Exotic Arctic Wonderland

Sarah Anne Johnson has had a significant impact on Canadian photography, as winner of the Grange Prize, as a focal point of numerous exhibits and as a rising international star who represents this country abroad. Her work is in New York’s Guggenheim Museum and she has taught photography at the Yale School of Art....” - Canadian Art Junkie

To read full article: http://canadianartjunkie.com/2011/12/01/sarah-anne-johnsons-exotic-arctic-wonderland/

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Competition Now Open for Entries! The competition is free to enter and the closing date or submissions is January 4th, 2012. The competition has many different categories - Youth, Student, Amateur, Professional, Moving Image and 3D. Win $5,000 - $25,000 and many more prizes!

For more information: www.worldphoto.org

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Streets of Havana - A Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

THE STREETS OF HAVANA
With Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Jan. 22-29, 2012; possible second session: Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2012

Please join us for this week-long photography workshop in the Caribbean’s grandest city –– Havana –– a place that seems caught out of time. Mysterious, colorful, complicated, this ambiguous city defies easy definitions –– at once alluring yet confounding, vibrant yet vulnerable, engaging yet unsettling. What better way to piece together your impressions of this city of contradictions that with a camera?

The workshop will be led by the creative team –– Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb –– who have made some 11 trips to Cuba, which culminated in their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition: “Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba.” Together they will help you discover your own unique vision of this remarkable city filled with music, light, and home to one of the most vibrant cultures in the Caribbean.

For more information follow this link: http://www.studioa7.no/pdf/2012%20InvitationToCuba.pdf

Alex Webb Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=103

Workshop on the Fine Art Digital Print, Sign Up Today!

A workshop on the aesthetics, craft and care of the fine art digital print will be taking place at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, New York. The 5 day work shop will be July 30th - August 3rd, 2012 and is limited to 15 people. The cost is $1,595 for the 5 day workshop.

Details:
Workshop: Aesthetics, Craft, and Care of the Fine Art Digital Print
Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
July 30th - August 3rd, 2012

Workshop is limited to 15 people!

For more information please go to: www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/imaging/fine-art-digital-print-workshop

Friday, December 2, 2011

NO FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA THIS WEEK!

There is No scheduled screening for Saturday, December 3rd due to a private event.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gallery Artist Larry Towell Receives $50,000 Award

Toronto, November 23, 2011 – Bothwell, Ontario-based photographer Larry Towell is the 2011 recipient of the $50,000 Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Art Photography. The award will be presented at a special event at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in December....

To read full press release: www.ontarioartsfoundation.on.ca/Page4460.aspx?DateTime=634576453800000000&PageMode=View

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=15

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Alex Webb: The Suffering Of Light

The gallery is pleased to present “The Suffering of Light,” our first solo exhibition by acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb.

ALEX WEBB
The Suffering of Light

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2011 – January 14, 2012
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, December 1, 5-9pm

“The Suffering of Light” is presented in conjunction with the APERTURE release of the monograph with the same name. This exhibition gathers some of Webb’s most iconic images, taken in the far corners of the earth, and chronicles his acute reflections of daily life with his remarkable sense of colour and composition.


Gouyave, Grenada, 1979 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.

Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” Webb’s ability to distill gesture, colour, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humour. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, “The Suffering of Light” provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.


Bombay, India, 1981 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.

Alex Webb (b. San Francisco, 1952) became interested in photography during his high school years and attended the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, in 1972. He majored in history and literature at Harvard University, at the same time studying photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. In 1974, he began working as a professional photojournalist and he joined Magnum Photos as an associate member in 1976.


Palmapampa, Peru, 1993 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.

During the mid-1970s, Webb photographed in the American south, documenting small-town life in black and white. He also began working in the Caribbean and Mexico. In 1978 he started to photograph in colour, as he has continued to do. He has published nine photography books, including Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics, Under A Grudging Sun, Crossings, Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs of Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb), and, most recently, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs.


Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.

Webb received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in 1986, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1990, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. He won the Leopold Godowsky Color Photography Award in 1988, the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 and the David Octavius Hill Award in 2002. His photographs have been the subject of articles in Art in America and Modern Photography. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, in museums including the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the International Center of Photography, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, including a current show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “Violet Isle” (with Rebecca Norris Webb). Webb, a member of Magnum Photos since 1976, lives in New York City with photographer Rebecca Norris Webb.

Quote: "I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner."


Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1987 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Alex Webb.

December 3 No scheduled screening due to a private event.

December 10

THE CONFORMIST
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy: 1970), 107 min.

December 17 – Holiday Double Feature!

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Dir. Chuck Jones & Ben Washam (USA:1966) 26 min.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Dir. George Seaton (USA: 1947), 96 min.

December 24 No scheduled screening due to holiday hours.

December 31 – No scheduled screening due to holiday hours.

January 7

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

January 14

NASHVILLE
Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1975), 159 min

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reminder! Last Week to See Group Exhibition "Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia in the World"

"For the first time ever in Toronto, The 54TH International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia In The World.

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted the Venice Biennale - Padiglione Italia in the World project, directed and curated by Italian art critic Vittorio Sgarbi. On this occasion, the 89 Italian Cultural Institutes in the world will become branches of the Venice Biennale.

This project aims at promoting artists of Italian origin living and working abroad. The director of each Institute submitted a number of local artists of Italian origin to an ad hoc Commission.

The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to announce that the Toronto artists selected to participate in this project are Tony Calzetta, Vin
cenzo Pietropaolo and Francesca Vivenza."
- Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto


Details:

Venice Biennale 2011 Padiglione Italia in the World
June 4 – November 27, 2011
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (496 Huron St., Toronto)
Monday - Friday from 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Free admission

For more information please visit: www.iicbelgrado.esteri.it/IIC_Toronto/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=559&citta=Toronto

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=62

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson co-curates a show at Julie Saul Gallery


Out of Nowhere: a group show of Winnipeg artists
(selected by Sarah Anne Johnson and Meeka Walsh)
December 16-January 28 , 2012

Discussion with artists and curators, Friday, December 16, 5:30- 6:30 pm
Opening reception, Friday, December 16, 6:30-8pm

For the exhibition, "Out of Nowhere", gallery artist Sarah Anne Johnson and Border Crossings editor Meeka Walsh have selected a group of ten artists from their native city of Winnipeg. The work of these Winnipeg born artists represents a range of media: painting, drawing, photography, video, and collage. Drawing on Winnipeg native Marshall McLuhan as source, these artists have clearly massaged their media. Most are relatively young and several were shown in the acclaimed "My Winnipeg," an extensive exhibition that premiered at La maison rouge in Paris and recently opened at the Musee International des Arts Modestes in Sete, France. This show, however, marks the first US exhibition for most of them.

Winnipeg enjoys an almost mythical reputation as a creative center. The region has produced the internationally recognized Royal Art Lodge collective — a group of artists that included Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Michael Dumontier and Jon Pylypchuk, among others. The noted filmmaker and director of ten feature length and countless short films, Guy Maddin, is a Winnipegger, as are painters Tim Gardner and Karel Funk and photographer Laura Letinsky.

The most senior artist in our show is Neil Farber, one of the founders of the Royal Art Lodge who is well known for his distinctive style of densely populating worlds filled with a curious cast of characters. Some are human and others not, and in his works he combines a fulsome intensity with wry and particular humor. The video team of Lasha Mowchun and Rachel Schappert also produce work which is intense and their video provides a Surrealist's lampoon of the artist's role in society. With Ted Barker, they are the youngest participants in the show but Barker's work, densely drawn and closely rendered in its exactitude shows a careful and precise representation of a history which is at once personal, historic and specific to place. Simon Hughes applies a mid century aesthetic to playful materials such as stickers and Lego-like building blocks and adds a repertoire of Canadian iconography from ice flows and snow to the dazzling Aurora Borealis.

Erica Eyres is interested in the fragile and resilient, inventive human condition. Her drawings and videos examine, with uncanny psychic accuracy how we perceive others and how we portray ourselves but her scrutiny is off-set with a certain humane generosity. Lisa Wood's painting and graphic works center on the subject of self-portraiture, rendered up-close and personal. Her gaze is unflinching.

There are two photographers in the exhibition, Steve Ackerman and Elaine Stocki. After having lived in New York Ackerman has now returned to Winnipeg, working on occasion with Guy Maddin and also producing his own work which often reflects the rough setting and indigent characters in his community. Elaine Stocki, who, like Sarah Johnson has an MFA from Yale lives in New York but identifies Winnipeg as home. Stocki theatrically challenges the expected limits of documentary photography and will be showing platinum-printed images of gymnasts who appear, like many of Stocki's figures, to inhabit a space of their own time and making. They are unique and other-worldly. Paul Robles, using a sharp blade and a fine hand, renders porn magazine images into lacy fret-work moths and butterflies, mounting their small forms in boxes that would have Vladimir Nabokov applauding.

Located in the geographic center of the country, Winnipeg sits on a vast flood plain that was once prehistoric Lake Agassiz. The wind sweeps across the wide expanse which, in winter, becomes what noted poet Robert Kroetsch called "the white erasure of snow". Artists are impelled each year to re-inscribe this clean sheet. It's this sense of opportunity, necessity and vulnerability that draws Winnipeggers together to work collectively and at the same time to assert an iconoclastic individuality. The city is both isolated and central. Its inhabitants have a strong sense of themselves and this generative quality produces the art which is attracting attention wherever it is seen.

For more information please visit Julie Saul Gallery's website.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 19, 3:00pm

INTO THE WILD

Dir. Sean Penn (USA: 2007), 148 min. Christopher McCandless, played by Emile Hirsch, is a recent graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After his graduation, Christopher destroys all his credit cards and identification documents and donates all of his $24,000.00 savings to charity. He starts out on a cross-country journey, driving and eventually hitchhiking, to discover life in the wilderness.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz Wins Third for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


Christina and Mark, 14 months

The Third Prize was awarded to Dona Schwartz for
Christina and Mark, 14 months


Born in the US in 1955, Dona Schwartz is an Associate Professor specializing in Visual Communication at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Her portrait is of Christina and Mark Bigelow from Minnesota in their son’s vacated bedroom. The image is from her current series, On the Nest, documenting moments of change in parents’ lives, and this photograph explores the emotions experienced by parents as their children leave home. She says:

’The transition to life as an empty nester lacks formal ritual observance. In this case there is no finite gestation period and the new beginning it heralds may be more sobering.’

For more information on Dona Schwartz please visit her artist page or website.
For more information on The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize please click here.


The Gallery Featured in Le Lettre de Photographie - Paris Photo Edition

To view the feature on Stephen Bulger Gallery at Paris Photo please click here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 12, 3:00 PM

BLACK ROBE

Dir. Bruce Beresford (Canada: 1991), 101 min. Black Robe is set in 1634, in the French settlement which would eventually become present day Quebec City. A Jesuit priest, Father LaForgue, and his companion are escorted through the Quebec wilderness by Algonquin Indians. They have been sent by Samuel de Champlain to find a distant Catholic mission in a Huron village. The Jesuit missionary experiences a spiritual journey when his companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief’s daughter.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gaëlle Morel Appointed First Curator of Toronto's Ryerson Image Centre

"The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gaëlle Morel as the gallery’s first curator. Dr. Morel’s exhibition history to date has been international in scope, including numerous shows in Paris, Montreal and Toronto. Her exhibition projects and publications bring together a solid understanding of historical and contemporary art practices, with a strong focus on photography and photojournalism, while developing thematic approaches that speak to modern audiences in new and exciting ways.

Gaëlle Morel’s role as curator will significantly influence the development of the Ryerson Image Centre (formerly known as the Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre), scheduled to open in September 2012. Gaëlle Morel will share the responsibility for developing a challenging and relevant long term exhibition plan with Ryerson Image Centre Director, Doina Popescu. In addition to developing and executing exhibitions, installations and educational programs, Ms. Morel will curate and co-curate exhibitions, and collaborate with organizers, guest curators, and a variety of local, national and international institutions. Gaëlle Morel is currently curating an exhibition that takes a fresh look at the work of renowned American photographer Berenice Abbott for the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, and the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue." - Ryerson University

To read the full press release: http://ryersongallery.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/GaelleMorel_RIClogo.pdf

For more information: http://ryersongallery.ca

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky in Group Exhibition "Eat Drink Man Woman" - Opening Tonight!

Eat Drink Man Woman will be at the Art Gallery of Mississauga from November 10th - December 22nd. The opening reception is tonight, November 10th, at 6pm. There will be an informal talk by curator Tara Marshall at 8pm. A free shuttle bus will be leaving the Gladstone Hotel at 7pm and will return at 9pm.

For more information: www5.mississauga.ca/agm/agm_root/eatdrinkmanwoman.html

Laura Letinsky Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=70

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 12, 3:00 PM

BLACK ROBE

Dir. Bruce Beresford (Canada: 1991), 101 min. Black Robe is set in 1634, in the French settlement which would eventually become present day Quebec City. A Jesuit priest, Father LaForgue, and his companion are escorted through the Quebec wilderness by Algonquin Indians. They have been sent by Samuel de Champlain to find a distant Catholic mission in a Huron village. The Jesuit missionary experiences a spiritual journey when his companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief’s daughter.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in Roundtable Discussion during Paris Photo

On November 13th Sunil Gupta will be included in the round table discussion at 2:30pm at the Grand Palais. The discussions and events on this day will focus on "Present-day geographies and technologies reshape the body in new ways: How does art bear witness to these phenomena?" The discussion is with Sunil Gupta, Valérie Belin, Vlatka Horvat, Zanele Muholi and Laurent Jeanpierre.

For more information: www.parisphoto.fr/programme-conferences.html

Sunil Gupta's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=61

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Join us at our Paris Photo Booth!


Midi-Pyrénées, France, 1991 © Robert Bourdeau

Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to announce our participation at Paris Photo. Please visit us at Booth B47.

We will be featuring work by:
Robert Bourdeau
Scott Conarroe
Fausta Facciponte
Sunil Gupta
Dave Heath
Sarah Anne Johnson
André Kertész
Alison Rossiter
Volker Seding
Larry Towell

Emme, 2011 © Fausta Facciponte


Location:
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

Dates:
November 10th - 13th, 2011

Darko (Sears Roebuck), Rough Glossy, exact expiration date unknown, c. 1930's
© Alison Rossiter

Description:
117 galleries from some 23 countries will present the best of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography in the heart of the French capital. To complete this panorama of worldwide photography, a selection of 18 publishers will have a dedicated space in the fair.

Anokhi, 2007 © Sunil Gupta

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tribute to Leonard Brooks 100 years

On Monday, November 7th, 2011 the Angela Peralta Theatre and the Historical City Hall in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico will host a tribute to Leonard Brooks in honour of his 100th birthday. A ceremony and tribute will take place at the Angela Peralta Theatre at 5pm. There will be a visual retrospective at Historic City Hall at 7pm .

Programme

Monday, November 7

5 PM to 7 PM
• Exhibit of posters created by Maestro Brooks for the Chamber Music Festival since its creation in 1979, in the lobby of the Angela Peralta Theatre.
• Welcome and Introduction of Officials and Special Guests.
• Audiovisual presentation of the life and works of Maestro Brooks.
• Remarks and Recognition Awards presented by different cultural institutions.
• Unveiling of the plaque naming the Main Music Salon of the Cultural Centre in honor of Maestro Leonard Brooks
• Concert for Violin and Piano
Violin: Rodolfo López López
Piano: Emilio Pérez Casas
• Concert by the Hermanos Aguascalientes and their International Violins
Music from all corners of the world.

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
• Inaugural of Retrospective Exhibit of the works of Leonard Brooks in the Gallery of the Historic City Hall in front of the Main Jardín.
• Reception / Vino de honor

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11 AM
• Conference: “The Life and Works of Leonard Brooks” by John Virtue
Gallery of the Historic City Hall, in front of the Main Jardín.

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 5, 3:00 pm

NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD

Dir. Jonathan Demme (USA: 2006), 103 min. Neil Young: Heart of Gold documents Young’s 2005 performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The movie features interviews with Young and his band members, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith, and Spooner Oldham. The focus of the film is Young’s 2005 album, Prairie Wind.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gallery Artist Anthony Koutras Installation and Performance "Maintenance"

Anthony Koutras completed his installation and performance "Maintenance" in October during Nocturne in Halifax. Koutras performs and installs custom photographic patch repairs intended tofix blemishes and flaws that are in need of repair within the cityscape. The photographic installations/performances were located in various sites throughout the HRM Nocturne zones.

To view the images: www.anthonykoutras.com/Site/Maintenance.html#0

Anthony Koutras Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=81

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

November 5, 3:00 pm

NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD

Dir. Jonathan Demme (USA: 2006), 103 min. Neil Young: Heart of Gold documents Young’s 2005 performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The movie features interviews with Young and his band members, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith, and Spooner Oldham. The focus of the film is Young’s 2005 album, Prairie Wind.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sarah Anne Johnson Photograph Covers Prairie Fire Magazine

Sarah Anne Johnson's photograph Cheerleader, 2010 from the series "Arctic Wonderland" is on the cover of the Autumn 2011 edition of Prairie Fire Magazine.

For more information on the magazine go to: www.prairiefire.ca

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 29, 3:00pm

EVERYBODY'S FINE

Dir. Kirk Jones (USA: 2009), 99 min. In Everybody’s Fine, Robert De Niro plays a retired widower who realizes his connection to his children was through his deceased wife. When all four kids, now grown, cancel on a family reunion, De Niro decides to visit them himself. Despite heart troubles and doctor’s orders, he travels across the country to spend time with each kid, and see if he can’t forge a relationship. What he learns about their lives becomes an obstacle, and challenges him in his quest to reunite his family. Also starring Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and Katherine Moennig.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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October 29, 3:00pm

EVERYBODY'S FINE

Dir. Kirk Jones (USA: 2009), 99 min. In Everybody’s Fine, Robert De Niro plays a retired widower who realizes his connection to his children was through his deceased wife. When all four kids, now grown, cancel on a family reunion, De Niro decides to visit them himself. Despite heart troubles and doctor’s orders, he travels across the country to spend time with each kid, and see if he can’t forge a relationship. What he learns about their lives becomes an obstacle, and challenges him in his quest to reunite his family. Also starring Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and Katherine Moennig.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gallery Artist George S. Zimbel in group exhibition "The Radical Camera"

In 1936 a group of photographers formed the Photo League in Manhattan. Most of the founders were Jewish, first generation Americans interested in the power of the documentary photograph.

Details
The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936 - 1951
November 04, 2011 - March 25, 2012
The Jewish Museum, New York

For more information: www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/photoleague

George S. Zimbel Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=2

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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October 22, 3:00 PM

NACHO LIBRE

Dir. Jared Hess (USA: 2006), 92 min. Nacho Libre stars Jack Black as a grown up orphan named Ignacio, who now works as a cook at the monastery where he grew up. He becomes a professional wrestler, an occupation frowned upon by the orphanage. Ignacio realizes that he can help the orphans of the monastery and in turn win the affections of Sister Encarnación, a newly arrived tutor, by becoming a Luchador and competing in Lucha libre events. The movie chronicles Ignacio’s adventures as he fights to prove himself.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Joseph Hartman: The Road North

The gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of work by Joseph Hartman.

Exhibition Dates: November 3 – November 26, 2011
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, November 5, 2-5pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 5, 2:30pm. The artist talk will take place in the gallery space. Standing room only.

“The Road North” features work from Hartman’s two recent series “Highway 69” and “Collins and Heron Bay”, both of which explore notions of memory, the environment and our relationship to the landscape.


Highway 69 Construction #45, Parry Sound, ON, 2006

Hartman’s “Highway 69” examines the interaction between humans and landscape, and the influences each has on the other. This work was inspired by the artist’s connection to this particular region as a result of travelling through it his whole life. Hartman documents this landscape in transition as it goes through a state of deconstruction and reconstruction via the longstanding expansion project of the highway.


Highway 69 Construction, Pink Crushed Rock, Sudbury, ON, 2008


“Highway 69” is also the first leg of a journey that leads to two small native communities in Northern Ontario, Collins and Heron Bay, where Hartman spent the first three years of his life. Although he had no real memories of those early years, his first conscious memory being the day his family moved from the north to the house that his family still inhabits in southern Ontario, he did have images of those early years in his mind.


Boat and Shed, Heron Bay, ON, 2010

Hartman’s first year psychology course at Laurentian University, taught him that the mind has the ability to create personal memories from stories heard repeatedly, and that these memories feel as genuine as a memory created from an actual experience. He felt that the images in his mind’s eye of those early years in Collins and Heron Bay were most likely created after listening to the stories that his parents told over the years. Floating through his thoughts just like concrete memories, made it hard to distinguish fabrications pasted together from stories and old photographs, with other memories and thoughts from his subconscious.


House by Tracks, Heron Bay, ON, 2010

Hartman’s series “Collins and Heron Bay” culminated out of a trip to the area 30 years after having left, to determine if his memories were fictional or concrete. Hartman made photographs of places that felt familiar to him, places that he had no doubt passed through 30 years earlier, yet he had no memory of having been there before.


Orange Shed, Collins, ON, 2010.

After receiving a Master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of McMaster in 2004 and being accepted into Medical School, Hartman decided to pursue a career as an artist. He is a self-taught photographer and apprenticed with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky for over five years. His work can be found in several collections including: Art Gallery of Hamilton, RBC Financial Group, Farrow Partnerships Architects, Pioneer Construction, Murray Demolition, Quadrangle Architects, amongst many others.



FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA

3:00 PM


Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Joseph Hartman.

November 5
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
Dir. Jonathan Demme (USA: 2006), 103 min.

November 12
BLACK ROBE
Dir. Bruce Beresford (Canada: 1991), 101 min.

November 19
INTO THE WILD
Dir. Sean Penn (USA: 2007), 148 min.

November 26
ONE WEEK
Dir. Michael McGowan (Canada: 2008), 94 min.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Article in Smithsonian Magazine about Ruth Orkin's Famous Photograph "American Girl in Italy"

"An Image of Innocence Abroad

Neither photographer Ruth Orkin nor her subject Jinx Allen realized the stir the collaboration would make

After spending a madcap day in Florence 60 years ago, Ruth Orkin, an American photographer, jotted in her diary: “Shot Jinx in morn in color—at Arno & Piazza Signoria, then got idea for pic story...." - By David Schonauer, Smithsonian

To read full article: www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/An-Image-of-Innocence-Abroad.html

Ruth Orkin Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=111

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October 22, 3:00 PM

NACHO LIBRE

Dir. Jared Hess (USA: 2006), 92 min. Nacho Libre stars Jack Black as a grown up orphan named Ignacio, who now works as a cook at the monastery where he grew up. He becomes a professional wrestler, an occupation frowned upon by the orphanage. Ignacio realizes that he can help the orphans of the monastery and in turn win the affections of Sister Encarnación, a newly arrived tutor, by becoming a Luchador and competing in Lucha libre events. The movie chronicles Ignacio’s adventures as he fights to prove himself.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gallery Artist Bertrand Carrière Solo Exhibition Après Strand

Captivated by the famous American photographer Paul Strand’s exceptional images of the Gaspésie region in 1929 and 1936, images unjustly little-known by the general public, Carrière decided to retrace the master’s steps. This exhibition will be at VU Photo in Quebec City until November 13th, 2011.

Details
Bertrand Carrière: Après Strand
VU Photo, Quebec City
October 14th - November 13, 2011

For more information: www.vuphoto.org/en/exhibition/224/Apres-Strand/

Bertrand Carrière Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist_cv.asp?ArtistID=22

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gallery Artist Anthony Koutras part of Flash Forward 2011

The Flash Forward 2011 exhibition will start November 9th and be on display until November 16th at AirShip 37 in the Distillery District. The Book Launch and Exhibition Opening is November 9th from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

For more information: http://magentafoundation.org/books/flash-forward-2011/

Anthony Koutras Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=81

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October 15, 3:00 PM

AMÉLIE

Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min. Amélie follows the story of a young girl whose childhood struggles cause her to develop a vivid imagination that forms a fantastical world of beauty and love. Working as a waitress in Paris, she discovers the joy of helping others and devotes her life to the people around her. Amélie gradually breaks out of her shy shell and finds the love and beauty she is looking for.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in Article about Sobey Art Award

Handicapping the Sobey race
By Murray Whyte

"The $70,000 Sobey Art Prize will be awarded Thursday night and, for those who follow Canadian art, it’s likely the biggest night on the calendar. Since 2002, the Sobey has slowly ramped up to do what it said it would..." - Murray Whyte, www.toronto.com

To read full article: www.toronto.com/article/700834--handicapping-the-sobey-race

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

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October 15, 3:00 PM

AMÉLIE

Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min. Amélie follows the story of a young girl whose childhood struggles cause her to develop a vivid imagination that forms a fantastical world of beauty and love. Working as a waitress in Paris, she discovers the joy of helping others and devotes her life to the people around her. Amélie gradually breaks out of her shy shell and finds the love and beauty she is looking for.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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October 8, 3:00 PM

WHALE MUSIC

Dir. Richard J. Lewis (Canada: 1994), 107 min. Written by the late Paul Quarrington, Whale Music, follows the life of a faded rock star who has lived in seclusion since the death of his brother. He concentrates on a piece of music to summon the whales who live near his ocean-side mansion. Eventually, his life is changed by an intruder, whose presence inspires him. Filmed on the breathtaking coastline of British Columbia and features the music of the Rheostatics.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Photography Workshop with Gallery Artist Ruth Kaplan

Join artist and OCADU/Ryerson educator Ruth Kaplan for a hands-on workshop and experience beautiful and historic Unionville in a new light. The program will include time for discussion, review of work photographed and a rare opportunity to tour Scott Conarroe: By Rail with the curator. The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 16.

Details
Ruth Kaplan Photography Workshop
Sun. 16 Oct. - 10am-5pm at the Varley Art Gallery
$75, members $65

For more information: www.visitthevarley.com/photography-workshop

Ruth Kaplan Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=13

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe Solo Exhibition at Varley Art Gallery

Scott Conarroe will have a solo exhibition of his series By Rail at the Varley Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display until November 6th, 2011.

On October 16th at 2pm there will be a Curator Tour of the exhibition lead by James Patten. Patten is the Director/Chief Curator of the McIntosh Gallery in London, Ontario and will lead a one-time discussion on this touring exhibition. The cost of this tour is included with admission.

Details
By Rail - Scott Conarroe
September 10th - November 6th, 2011
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville

For more information: www.visitthevarley.com/scott-conarroeby-rail

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=87

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October 8, 3:00 PM

WHALE MUSIC

Dir. Richard J. Lewis (Canada: 1994), 107 min. Written by the late Paul Quarrington, Whale Music, follows the life of a faded rock star who has lived in seclusion since the death of his brother. He concentrates on a piece of music to summon the whales who live near his ocean-side mansion. Eventually, his life is changed by an intruder, whose presence inspires him. Filmed on the breathtaking coastline of British Columbia and features the music of the Rheostatics.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter article in Border Crossings Magazine

Issue no. 119 of Border Crossing Magazine features an interview with Alison Rossiter about her photography. This issue is on newsstands now.

For more information: www.bordercrossingsmag.com/issue119/article/2903

Alison Rossiter Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=3

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in group exhibition The Matter Within

This exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco includes sculpture, video and photography. Images from Sunil Gupta's series Sun City and Love, Undetectable are included along with work by other artists either from India or living in India.

Details
The Matter Within: New Contemporary Art of India
October 15, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Gallery 1, Gallery 2 & Anteroom
San Francisco

For more information: www.ybca.org/matter-within

Sunil Gupta's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=61

Save the Date! Bayscapes Photo Auction November 4th

The auction will be taking place November 4th, 2011 at the Capital Event Theater in Toronto. The silent auction will start at 6:30pm and the live auction will start at 8:30pm. This auction supports the Georgian Bay Land Trust and tickets are $75.00.

For more information visit: www.gblt.org

Saturday, October 1, 2011

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October 1, 3:00 PM

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Dir. Alfonso Arau (Mexico: 1992), 105 min. The youngest of three daughters, Tita finds love with Pedro, but is forbidden to marry him by her mother. Since her older sister is not yet married, it would break tradition for Tita to wed first. Additionally, Tita’s mother imposes the role of care giver as she ages. Pedro accepts a proposition to marry Tita’s older sister, and the collected family lives under one roof. All the while Tita discovers that her cooking has some magical powers. Based on a renowned novel by Laura Esquival.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Watch an interview with Gallery Artist Fausta Facciponte on Artsync Tonight

ArtSync will be airing their interview with Fausta Facciponte tonight at 7:30pm on Rogers channel 10. If you are unable to catch the episode when it airs, you can see this interview and past interviews at www.vimeo.com/artsync.

American Girl in Italy Article in Lifestyler Magazine

"American Girl in Toronto
Ruth Orkin's iconic photograph celebrates its 60th year

This past August marked the 60th anniversary of the famous photograph “American Girl in Italy,” taken by American photojournalist and filmmaker Ruth Orkin...." - Lifestyler Magazine

To read full article: www.lifestylermag.com/ruth_orkin

Ruth Orkin Artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=111

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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October 1, 3:00 PM

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Dir. Alfonso Arau (Mexico: 1992), 105 min. The youngest of three daughters, Tita finds love with Pedro, but is forbidden to marry him by her mother. Since her older sister is not yet married, it would break tradition for Tita to wed first. Additionally, Tita’s mother imposes the role of care giver as she ages. Pedro accepts a proposition to marry Tita’s older sister, and the collected family lives under one roof. All the while Tita discovers that her cooking has some magical powers. Based on a renowned novel by Laura Esquival.

Reminder! Colourgenics 2011 Technology Showcase Opening Tomorrow Night!

Colourgenics Technology Showcase will have its opening reception tomorrow night from 5pm - 9pm. The exhibition will have work by gallery artist Anthony Koutras. The exhibition will showcase examples of printing, mounting and framing options created at Colourgenics.

Details
Colourgenics Technology Showcase
Opening Reception - September 29th, 5pm - 9pm
ix gallery
Autumn 2011

For more information: www.ixgallery.ca/exhibit.html

Anthony Koutras Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=81

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Exhibition "I See What You Mean"

I See What You Mean is an interactive project. The public is invited to internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo's most recent series, Invisible No More. Commissioned by the Canadian Association of Community Living, Invisible No More is a series of portraits of Canadians of all ages and walks of life from every part of the country with intellectual disabilities.

Details

I See What You Mean
Carlton Cinema
October 1st - October 30th

For more information: www.abilitiesartsfestival.org/schedule/2011photo.html

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=62

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gallery Artist Jim Goldberg in Group Exhibition "Face Of Our Time"

This group exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art includes the work of 5 photographers who share an interest in making pictures that capture what the world looks like. Goldberg focuses on giving a voice to the experiences of refugees in socially and economically devastated African countries. This exhibition will be on display until October 16th, 2011.

Details
Face Of Our Time
July 2 - October 16
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

For more information: www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/429

Video about Goldberg's Documentary Practice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzDbugn4XDw&feature=youtu.be

Jim Goldberg Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=74

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September 24, 3:00 PM

THE ICICLE THIEF

Dir. Maurizio Nichetti (Italy: 1990), 90 min. The director, played by Maurizio Nichetti himself, is invited to a TV studio to introduce his best known film, “Ladri di saponette,” a pun on the neo realist film by De Sica, “The Bicycle Thief”. Once the film starts, the situation deteriorates into horror for the director. His black and white tale of the hardships of poverty is constantly interrupted by loud and vulgar blasts of colour commercial advertisements. These gradually take over the screening to the dismay of the director and the apathy of the audience.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Join Gallery 44 for a Fundraising Event to Benefit Their Educational Programs

Gallery 44 will be having a fundraising dinner to benefit gallery 44’s education programs on November 6th, 2011. The event will feature Special Guest Arnaud Maggs in conversation with Michael Mitchell.

A donation of $250.00 includes dinner and cocktails, a photographic surprise and the opportunity to mingle with artists, gallery owners, curators, business leaders and other patrons passionate about photography.

Details
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
5:30 cocktails – 6:30 dinner
Scaramouche Restaurant – One Benvenuto Place, Toronto

A charitable tax donation will be issued for a portion of the donation

Please RSVP by October 21st to Lise Beaudry, Director, gallery 44 at (416) 979-3941 or lise@gallery44.org

Gallery Artist Josef Hoflehner exhibition opening in Austria

Hoflehner's latest exhibition will be at Atelier Jungwirth in Austria. The exhibition will start October 4th, 2011 and continue until January 14, 2012.

For more information: www.atelierjungwirth.com/index.php?lang=2&idcatside=484

Article related to exhibition: http://austriantimes.at/news/Panorama/2011-09-15/36251/Josef_Hoflehner_%96_Master_of_Contour_and_Contrast

Josef Hoflehner Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=122

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Talk at TIFF Bell Lightbox this Saturday

Sarah Anne Johnson will be part of the panel discussion this Saturday, September 24th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the Canadian Gallery Hop 2011. The talk will be from 11:00am - 12:30pm. The panel will consist of Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes, Sarah Anne Johnson and the 2 other artists included are Jed Lind and An Te Liu.

For more information: http://galleryhop.canadianart.ca/gallery-hop-day/panel-and-gallery-talks/

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

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September 24, 3:00 PM

THE ICICLE THIEF

Dir. Maurizio Nichetti (Italy: 1990), 90 min. The director, played by Maurizio Nichetti himself, is invited to a TV studio to introduce his best known film, “Ladri di saponette,” a pun on the neo realist film by De Sica, “The Bicycle Thief”. Once the film starts, the situation deteriorates into horror for the director. His black and white tale of the hardships of poverty is constantly interrupted by loud and vulgar blasts of colour commercial advertisements. These gradually take over the screening to the dismay of the director and the apathy of the audience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb Artist Lecture at Radius Books

This Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm, Radius Books publisher David Chickey will join photographers Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb in a lecture and discussion at the Radius Books offices. The photographers will talk about their work and the bookmaking process. This event is free and open to the public.

Radius Books is located at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501.

For more information: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=05a3803fb4f1b287efd5d13c6&id=c0d50dff3d&e=[UNIQID]

Alex Webb Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=103

Robert Bourdeau article in the Ottawa Citizen

New book, Order of Canada pay homage to Ottawa photographer Robert Bourdeau

Robert Bourdeau has spent much of his life seeking “the station point” — that magical place where the globe-trotting Ottawa photographer places his camera to capture exactly the right image...."- Paul Gessell, Ottawa Citizen

To read full article: www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/book+Order+Canada+homage+Ottawa+photographer+Robert+Bourdeau/5396310/story.html

Robert Bourdeau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=119

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunil Gupta Book Launch in New York

Please join Prestel Publishing, Sepia EYE, Vadehra Art Gallery and The Department of Photography and Imaging at The Tisch School of the Arts, New York University in celebrating the publication of photographer Sunil Gupta’s Queer on September 20 2011, 6-7:30pm.

For more information: click here

Kindly RSVP to: info@sepiaeye.com

Reminder! The Wedding Collection Opening Today!

Exhibition Dates: September 18 - 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 18th, 3 - 6pm
Hours: Sunday, 12-6pm; Monday, 10am-6pm; Tuesday, 10am - 6pm

YOU’RE INVITED!

In celebration of The Wedding Co.’s 10th anniversary Catherine Lash and Stephen Bulger will be displaying a selection of wedding photographs from their collection. The photographs, which were made over an approximate 140 year period, have been collected throughout the past 15 years.

Initially interested in building a collection of authentic wedding photographs in a variety of early photographic processes, the collection has grown to approximately 250 individual items. Each is exemplary of different approaches to photographing and methods of printing. They also provide an illustrated history of fashion and offer insight into various wedding traditions and rituals. The collection is predominantly North American and European in content, but more recently has been expanding into a more global search for new photographs to acquire.

Stephen and Catherine are grateful to all of the sources for the photographs they have had the pleasure to acquire either by purchase or through gifts. They are especially grateful to Robyn Zolnai for her enthusiastic diligence in cataloguing the collection to this point.

Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, September 18th, 3 - 6pm, featuring The Tintype Studio. Have your portrait taken and experience a chapter in the history of photography.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig in Group Exhibition Nothing To Say

Nothing to Say is a group exhibition examining nothingness, less and emptiness. It takes place at the UM School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, MI. The exhibition will run from September 9th until October 7th.

For more information: http://art-design.umich.edu/exhibitions/slusser

Cynthia Greig Artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=105

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September 17, 3:00pm

WHALE RIDER

Dir. Niki Caro (New Zealand: 2002), 101 min. This film is about Paikea Apirana, a 12 year old girl in living on the east coast of New Zealand. Her twin brother dies at birth leaving her that only living child in the line of succession for the Whangara people. Traditionally the new chief is the first born male, therefore Paikea’s grandfather Koro will not allow her to become chief. Although Paikea loves her grandfather she must fight for what she feels is her destiny.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated at the 2004 Academy Awards for Best Actress making her the youngest person to be nominated in that category at the age of 13.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Wedding Collection Opening Sunday!

Exhibition Dates: September 18 - 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 18th, 3 - 6pm
Hours: Sunday, 12-6pm; Monday, 10am-6pm; Tuesday, 10am - 6pm

YOU’RE INVITED!

In celebration of The Wedding Co.’s 10th anniversary Catherine Lash and Stephen Bulger will be displaying a selection of wedding photographs from their collection. The photographs, which were made over an approximate 140 year period, have been collected throughout the past 15 years.

Initially interested in building a collection of authentic wedding photographs in a variety of early photographic processes, the collection has grown to approximately 250 individual items. Each is exemplary of different approaches to photographing and methods of printing. They also provide an illustrated history of fashion and offer insight into various wedding traditions and rituals. The collection is predominantly North American and European in content, but more recently has been expanding into a more global search for new photographs to acquire.

Stephen and Catherine are grateful to all of the sources for the photographs they have had the pleasure to acquire either by purchase or through gifts. They are especially grateful to Robyn Zolnai for her enthusiastic diligence in cataloguing the collection to this point.

Please join us at the opening reception on Sunday, September 18th, 3 - 6pm, featuring The Tintype Studio. Have your portrait taken and experience a chapter in the history of photography.


Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz shortlisted for Taylor Wessing prize

Dona Schwartz, along with 4 other artists, have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing prize.

The 5 images will be included in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery between November 10th and February 12th. The winner of the award will be announced on November 8th and receive £12,000.

Article on BBC news: www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14929248

Article on Britsh Journal of Photography: www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2109341/shortlist-unveiled-taylor-wessing-photographic-portrait-prize-2011

Dona Schwartz Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=94

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September 17, 3:00pm

WHALE RIDER

Dir. Niki Caro (New Zealand: 2002), 101 min. This film is about Paikea Apirana, a 12 year old girl in living on the east coast of New Zealand. Her twin brother dies at birth leaving her that only living child in the line of succession for the Whangara people. Traditionally the new chief is the first born male, therefore Paikea’s grandfather Koro will not allow her to become chief. Although Paikea loves her grandfather she must fight for what she feels is her destiny.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes was nominated at the 2004 Academy Awards for Best Actress making her the youngest person to be nominated in that category at the age of 13.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FINDING YOUR VISION: A Workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Dates & Time: Friday, December 2, 2011, 7 - 8:30 pm Slide Presentation. Workshop participants are welcome to bring one guest; Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10 am – 6 pm. Workshop participants only.

Location: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, On, M6J 1H6, 416-504-0575

Price: $250.00 CDN + HST

Class limit: 20

Registration Details: Please contact Natalie Spagnol, Director of Operations, at natalie@bulgergallery.com or 416.504.0575


Bombay, India, 1981 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos


Through group portfolio reviews, discussions, presentations, an editing exercise, and a gallery talk, this two-day intensive workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world and help to figure out their next step photographically.

This is a workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike. The workshop will begin with a slide presentation of Alex and Rebecca’s work on Friday evening at the Stephen Bulger Gallery. The next morning will begin with the reviews of each photographer's work, serving as a jumping off point for a larger discussion about various photographic issues. Alex and Rebecca are a creative team who often edit projects and books together, including their book and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba." They will explore a series of topics, including the process of photographing spontaneously and intuitively; how to photograph in cultures other than one's own; how to edit photographs intuitively; the practical realities of the magazine and art worlds; the emotional and psychological implications of working in color vs. black and white; the difference between images in a book and images on the wall; and how long-term projects can evolve into books and exhibitions. Participants should be prepared to ask questions, as these concerns will help shape the ultimate direction of the workshop.

What to Bring to the Workshop:

For the Saturday group portfolio review, which will introduce everyone and touch on larger photographic issues that may pertain to others in the workshop as well, participants should bring about 30 - 40 prints (Please bring prints, NOT digital files). The prints do not have to be fine art prints; they can be small, inexpensive work prints, such as inkjet prints. The main focus is the image, NOT the quality of the print. Those working in a series of photographs should bring a selection of photographs from two or three series, or an excerpt from a long-term project, which participants are welcome to sequence. We are interested in each participant’s individual vision, rather than whether he or she can work professionally or not. So bring your personal project or projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions –– not the set of portraits done simply to satisfy an editor or art director.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Please contact the gallery about any dietary restrictions or allergies.

*For those who have taken a workshop with Alex and Rebecca in the past, you have the option of bringing 40 prints from a long-term project that you have sequenced.



Black Birds, 2006 © Rebecca Norris Webb

The Workshop Teachers:

Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex colour work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names, and his most recent, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs (Aperture/Thames and Hudson, UK Edition). Alex has exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and the Guggenheim Museum, NY. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Geo, and other magazines. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 for his continued work in Cuba, and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas in 2009.

For the past decade, Rebecca Norris Webb has been exploring the complicated relationship between people and the natural world. Originally a poet, she has shown her photographic work internationally, including the George Eastman House Museum and Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York. Her first book, The Glass Between Us, was published in 2006, and her second book, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), was published in November 2009. Her photographs are in the collections of the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown. She is also represented by the Photographers’ Gallery in London. Rebecca’s work has appeared in Time, New Letters, Orion, and other magazines. Her third book, My Dakota, will be published in 2012 by Radius, and exhibited at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. Alex and Rebecca have a joint exhibition of their Cuba photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which will run until January 2012. It will then travel to the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona, Florida. The couple is currently collaborating on a project in the U.S.

Additional Information on the Workshop Teachers:

Alex and Rebecca’s website: http://www.webbnorriswebb.com/
Alex and Rebecca’s “Two Looks” blog: http://webbnorriswebb.wordpress.com/

Reminder! Queer by Sunil Gupta Book Launch Tonight!

The gallery is pleased to present “Queer,” the first comprehensive overview of Sunil Gupta’s work to date. Exploring narratives of contemporary gay life in India and other parts of the world, he has tackled issues of gender and sexuality and documented his own experiences of living with HIV. Please join us on today, September 15th, from 5 - 8pm, for a reception with the photographer.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FAUSTA FACCIPONTE - Sleepy Eyes

Exhibition Dates: September 22 – October 29, 2011
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, September 24, 2-5pm

The gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of work by Fausta Facciponte (b. Toronto, 1967). “Sleepy Eyes” is a series of doll portraits that explore the human condition as a ‘material thing’. Through the examination of objects - how they decay, how they are preserved, forgotten and passed along from one owner to the next - the work raises questions about the nature of our physical existence and our likeness to material goods.


Eve, 2010


Sleepy Eve, 2010

In this series, old vinyl dolls that have been discarded by girls and boys are salvaged. The face of the doll is presented in the deadpan style of photography; the image is large scale, highly detailed, with a clean clinical approach. Believed to be the earliest known toy, dolls are objects that are usually associated with children and play, but these objects also represent the human form. Children often bestow a power into these objects - to be their keeper of secrets, confidant and protector. In many cases, these objects are an extension of the owner: a portrait of the inner self. By reclaiming used and inexpensive dolls from thrift stores, garage sales and online auctions, these discarded objects evoke a feeling of terminated love and abandonment. Through this investigation, these works challenge and address our notions of representation and our existence through material objects.


Peter, 2009


Shirley, 2009

‘Sleepy eyes’ is a term used to describe a doll with moveable eyes. The earliest ‘sleepy eyes’ from the 19th century used weights or wires and later on simpler mechanisms were developed. The open and shut eyes were developed to create more life-like dolls but the term also suggests the human need for sleep.


Otto, 2011

Facciponte graduated with an Honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Toronto in 1990. She has received various awards: the Toronto Image Works Award, the Talens Bursary Award and the D.L. Stevenson & Sons Artists Award. Facciponte’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of the McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton; Sheridan College Collection, Oakville; and many private collections.


Emme, 2011

This project was made possible by a grant received from the Ontario Arts Council.








FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA

3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Fausta Facciponte.


September 24

THE ICICLE THIEF
Dir. Maurizio Nichetti (Italy: 1990), 90 min.

October 1

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Dir. Alfonso Arau (Mexico: 1992), 105 min.

October 8

WHALE MUSIC
Dir. Richard J. Lewis (Canada: 1994), 107 min.

October 15

AMÉLIE
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min.

October 22

NACHO LIBRE
Dir. Jared Hess (USA: 2006), 92 min.

October 29

EVERYBODY'S FINE
Dir. Kirk Jones (USA: 2009), 99 min.