Saturday, January 29, 2011

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January 29th, 3:00 PM

CHLOE

Dir. Atom Egoyan (Canada: 2009), 96 mins

Chloe is an erotic thriller and remake of the French film Nathalie. Directed by Atom Egoyan, the film follows the lives of Dr. Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) and Professor David Stewart (Liam Neeson.) After Catherine suspects her husband of being unfaithful she hires a call girl, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried,) to seduce him. After the arranged meeting Catherine meets with Chloe to find out details. Catherine is driven mad by thoughts of her husband’s infidelity and at one point begins to confide in Chloe. The relationship between Chloe and the members of the Stewart family begins to test their trust with one another.

Atom Egoyan received 5 nominations at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards. The film also received many award nominations at film festivals in 2009 including the London Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival.

Friday, January 28, 2011

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January 29th, 3:00 PM

CHLOE

Dir. Atom Egoyan (Canada: 2009), 96 mins

Chloe is an erotic thriller and remake of the French film Nathalie. Directed by Atom Egoyan, the film follows the lives of Dr. Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) and Professor David Stewart (Liam Neeson.) After Catherine suspects her husband of being unfaithful she hires a call girl, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried,) to seduce him. After the arranged meeting Catherine meets with Chloe to find out details. Catherine is driven mad by thoughts of her husband’s infidelity and at one point begins to confide in Chloe. The relationship between Chloe and the members of the Stewart family begins to test their trust with one another.

Atom Egoyan received 5 nominations at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards. The film also received many award nominations at film festivals in 2009 including the London Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, and Toronto International Film Festival.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gallery Artist Gilbert Garcin interviewed on French radio station France Inter.

On Saturday January 29th the French National radio station France Inter broadcasted a 35 minute long radio program entitled "Gilbert Garcin's Workshop."

To download and listen to the broadcast go to : www.tv-radio.com/station/france_inter_mp3/france_inter_mp3-128k.m3u

*** please note this radio broadcast is in French

Gilbert Garcin's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=108

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BlogTO article about The Toronto Show








A photography show for Torontophiles

"As a lover of both contemporary and historical photos of this city, I consider Stephen Bulger's Toronto Show a particular treat. While I enjoy poring over old images on my computer screen, there's something refreshing about getting out and experiencing the "aura" of these pieces -- you know, that unique quality enjoyed by original works (or last surviving records) that functions to tie the past to the present, the creator to the viewer. And unless you're up for doing your own curatorial work at the Archives or interested in making a visit to the Market Gallery, the opportunities to see historical images of Toronto in person aren't as plentiful as one would imagine (where's our museum again?).

Although not intended to be comprehensive, the selection of photos on display here does broadly paint a picture of Toronto's development over the last 120 years or so. I wouldn't, however, say that there is a theme over and above the location in which each was shot. One gets the sense that many of the older photos were chosen on account of availability rather than for their ability to tell a specific story about the city. " - Derek Flack, http://www.blogto.com

For the entire article visit: www.blogto.com/arts/2011/01/a_photography_show_for_torontophiles/

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky review in this month's issue of Flash Art


Laura Letinsky
Donald Young - Chicago

"Laura Letinsky’s suite of large-format photographs present a sequence of refined visual fields organized by the centripetal force of the resonant detail. The work seems at first glance almost wholly formal experiments: arrangements of light, shade and texture configured by repetitive deployment. As meditations on visual form tending toward the chromatic, they frame the occasional interruptive fleck of intense, almost otherworldly hues: purple-tinted reds, an obscene dash of orange, congealed browns, creams, yellows and a single plane of blue and peach. Yet the quiet surface of these exceptionally taut picture-planes reverberates with an internally directed intensity; in this, opening up for view a dimension of image-making not usually allowed to the surface of contemporary representational practices — the plasticity and dustless grime of the photographic studio.

A constrained white space excavated of things and suspended in a calibrated luminosity is the consistent intrusion across the show, which brings together a body of work covering several years. Every image is littered with the detritus of photographic making — tape, mesh, tissue — to introduce an unambiguous theme. Beyond this, Letinsky’s subjects break down into a Gertrude Stein–like catalogue of “Objects,” “Food” and “Rooms,” redolent with the sexiness of the part-object. Untitled #8 is a particularly beautiful example from the “Fall series” (2009), a scraped-out cup of chocolate in a plastic cup warmed by a limpid shaft of autumn sunlight. In Untitled #9, of the same series, a paper bag and scatter of crumbs shell the residues of a meal. These small, consumable bits and pieces domesticate the constructedness of the set by offering a semiotics of domesticity, rather than the thing itself. Scale is also an important component in the meta-translucent effect of physically large images shot in a tight depth of field, allowing for the projection of an intimacy that is not quite the thing itself but a leftover excess. Untitled #16 (“Somewhere, Somewhere series,” 2006) literalizes such doubling in an architectural image: two empty office spaces photographed from without, mirroring each other in identical sterility.

Letinsky’s photographs are saturated by a tension that works in concert across thematic lines to draw the viewer into an imaginary space charged with an intense literal presence. "

- Michelle Menzies, Flash Art Magazine - January February 2011, pg. 97

For more information on this issue: www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=rivista_det&id_riv_let=75&title=JANUARY-FEBRUAY-2011

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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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January 22nd, 3:00 pm

SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL

Dir. McGowan (CAN: 2010)

Farley Gordon (Noah Reid) is a seventeen-year old boy who has led a very sheltered life. Farley is home schooled and isolated by his parents. His best friend is Eve (Allie MacDonald), who has also been his next door neighbour since the age of three. Farley loves to play shinny at the local rink, though his parents are not pleased by his love for the game. Farley is discovered and signed to a major hockey league where he gains instant stardom and success. For this teenager, pressure from his team, coach and best friend begin to cause a strain in Farley’s life.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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January 15th, 3:00 PM

AMERICAN BEAUTY

Dir. Sam Mendes (USA: 1999), 122 min

An American drama; directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, Angela played by Mena Suvari. Annette Bening co-stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane; Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper and Allison Janney also feature. A satire of American middle class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; the film explores romantic and paternal love, sexuality, beauty, materialism, self-liberation and redemption.v

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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January 15th, 3:00 PM

AMERICAN BEAUTY

Dir. Sam Mendes (USA: 1999), 122 min

An American drama; directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, Angela played by Mena Suvari. Annette Bening co-stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane; Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper and Allison Janney also feature. A satire of American middle class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; the film explores romantic and paternal love, sexuality, beauty, materialism, self-liberation and redemption.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The TORONTO Show: A Group Exhibition


The TORONTO Show

A group exhibition featuring work by Scott Conarroe, Joseph Hartman, Josef Hoflehner, Volker Seding, Dario Zini, as well as historical photographs by renowned and unknown photographers


Exhibition Dates: January 20 – February 26
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, January 22, 2-5pm

The gallery is pleased to present contemporary and historical photographs of Toronto. Although Toronto has been seen as Canada’s centre of the photographic industry for the past 100 years, images of the city are not as prevalent as one might suspect. This exhibition offers a salon-style hanging of historical photographs spanning the late 19th Century through the 1970s by such makers as: Charles Gooch; Arthur Goss; William, Henry Jackson; Albert Kish; Ian MacEachern; Vincenzo Pietropaolo; C.D. Woodley and others. It will also feature contemporary photographs taken by Scott Conarroe, Joseph Hartman, Josef Hoflehner, Volker Seding and Dario Zini, each of which offer unique perspectives on today’s Toronto.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

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January 8th, 3:00 PM

THE ICE STORM

Dir. Ang Lee (USA: 1997), 112 min.

Its Thanksgiving, 1973, and the climate is changing, politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of New Canaan, Conneticut begin to slip into an existentialist void, wherein social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focusing on two families in particular, the Hoods and the Carvers, "The Ice Storm" chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration, as the characters shatter their social "roles" in pursuit of meaning and satisfaction, within an environment turned inwards on itself. As the narrative device of an "Ice Storm" builds up around them, the actions of the characters - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the "storm" hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all too apparent in its bitter and resonating aftermath.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sign the Petition and Support the CBC!

From the Friend's of Canadian Broadcasting Website:

On November 23rd, 2010, Stephen Harper’s secret plan for the CBC was revealed when the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage mused publicly about killing our public broadcaster!

On Dec 6th, 2010, the matter of the government’s plan for the CBC was raised in Parliament. The Heritage Minister was asked to disavow his Parliamentary Secretary’s idea of cutting all funding to the CBC. Twice Minister Moore was asked to dismiss the notion that the government should kill public broadcasting. And, twice he refused to do so.

It's widely known that Prime Minister Harper exercises extremely tight control of his government’s messaging. None of his Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries or MPs speak out without prior approval from the Prime Minister’s Office.

For more information and the sign the petition please visit:
http://www.friends.ca/ILoveCBC/

Cynthia Greig exhibit Subverting The (un)Conventional

Gallery artist Cynthia Greig's latest exhibit opens on January 7th and is entitled Subverting The (un)Conventional. The exhibit will be at the Oakland University Art Gallery in Rochester, Michigan. The show will run until February 20th.

The opening reception will be on Friday January 7th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Cynthia Greig will be discussing her life and work in conversation on Sunday, February 6th at 2:00pm and admission is free.


Details - Subverting The (un)Conventional
When: January 7 - February 20, 2011
Where: 208 Wilson Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309

For more information on Cynthia Greig visit her artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=105

For more information on Oakland University Art Gallery:
www.oakland.edu/ouag

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Help Support Larry Towell's Afghanistan Project

In an effort to complete his important Afghanistan project, the MAGNUM Foundation has asked Larry Towell to raise money through Kickstarter.

We encourage you to follow this link and support Larry Towell in any manner you can manage:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/561413962/crisis-in-afghanistan?ref=spo
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Thank you,

Stephen Bulger Gallery