Thursday, March 31, 2011

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April 2, 3:00pm

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Dir. Roland Emmerich (USA: 2004), 124 min

The American sci-fi film The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster movie that depicts the effect of global warming on the earth. Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) leads an Antarctic research expedition to study the effects of global warming. He presents his findings to the United Nations, where representatives are unconvinced of his findings. After collaborating with scientists who do believe in his research, he develops climate models to predict the potential of catastrophic weather events. Expecting his findings to take hundreds of years to take place, he is stunned to find out that violent weather has begun to strike the globe. The next ice age is headed towards New York City and expected to strike within days.

The film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum. The Day After Tomorrow won a BAFTA Award for Best Special Effects (2005).

Gallery Artist's Daniel and Geo Fuchs in group exhibition "Space. About a Dream" Opening Tonight!

The opening for this exhibition is tonight at the Kunsthalle Wien at 7:00pm.

The exhibition Space. About a Dream takes place in the Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna) as well as in some rooms of the Natural History Museum of Vienna. The exhibition will be displayed from April 1st - August 15th, 2011.

For more information on the exhibition please go to: www.kunsthallewien.at/cgi-bin/event/event.pl?id=4188&lang=en

Daniel and Geo Fuchs Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=32

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gallery Artist Bertrand Carrière in the March Issue of Border Crossing


In the latest issue of Border Crossing Magazine, Chester Pelkey has written about Bertrand Carrière's book Lieux Mêmes (2010.) The article discusses the book and the series of images.

Carrière was in possession of an old photo album of images from WWI. He, along with writer and historian and Guth Des Prez, found the same places that images from WWI had been taken and took photos of these exact places. The book includes images by Carrière and text by Des Prez.

To find out more about this issue please go to: www.bordercrossingsmag.com/issue117/

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

Laura Letinsky: After All

The gallery is pleased to announce "After All," our fourth solo exhibition by Laura Letinsky.

Exhibition Dates: April 7 – April 30, 2011
Artist Talk:
Saturday, April 9, 12:30pm. RSVP as seating is limited.

In “After All,” Letinsky (b. Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1962) builds on her past work “Hardly More Than Ever,” an exploration of the genre of still-life. Letinsky’s use of oblique lines of perspective and depth, juxtaposition of incongruent objects, and exquisitely controlled gradations of light are a forum upon which ideas surrounding food, desire, and death are illuminated.


Untitled #34, 2001, from the series "Hardly More Than Ever
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After All” includes a selection of photographs from “Hardly More Than Ever” and Letinsky’s recent series “The Dog and the Wolf” as both are influenced by Dutch-Flemish and Italian still-life paintings. “Venus Inferred,” our first exhibition with Letinsky, described couples in love; now we witness the metaphoric aftermath of those relationships: empty tables, decomposing fruit, desiccated scraps, and discarded utensils. These lush momento mori constructions are reminders of both the potential bounty of pleasure, and its fleeting nature.


Untitled #37, 2001, from the series "Hardly More Than Ever"


“The Dog and the Wolf” is a reference to the Aesop Fable of the same name, alluding to the tension between domesticity and a romanticization of the wild. This series, made at twilight as the brood of night approaches, touches upon a formal literalism as this time of day is known also by the phrase, “le chien et le loup.” As with 17th century Dutch vanitas, her elegiac arrangements are a subdued meditation on the passage of day into night. The scarcity of objects in each image - dead animals, wilting flowers, dried orange peels - explore these dichotomous notions, with the shroud of time omnipresent. Letinsky investigates home with its associations of comfort and danger, abundance and effort, and as a place and an idea.

Untitled #31, 2001, from the series "The Dog and the Wolf"


Letinsky received her MFA from Yale University in 1991 and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. Her work is held in the collections of the Stuttgart Museum, Germany, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; amongst many others. She has exhibited internationally, most recently in Rome, London and Germany. This exhibition coincides with the release of Letinsky’s fourth monograph, After All, by Grafiche Damiani. She is currently a professor at the University of Chicago.

Untitled #28, 2001, from the series "The Dog and the Wolf"

Untitled #23, 2001, from the series "The Dog and the Wolf"


Monday, March 28, 2011

REMINDER! Submission Deadline for the London Street Photography Festival this week!

All submissions for the London Street Photography Festival need to be submitted by March 31st, 2011. The winners will be announced June 1st, 2011.

London Street Photography Festival: www.londonstreetphotographyfestival.org

Saturday, March 26, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS CANCELLED!

We regret to inform you that the Free Saturday Screening at Camera is cancelled do to technical difficulties.

The Film Screenings will resume next week with The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Dir. Roland Emmerich.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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March 26, 3:00 PM

THE SHIPPING NEWS

Dir. Lasse Hallström (USA: 2001), 111 min

The Shipping News is based off the 1993 book by the same name written by E. Annie Proulx. The film is about Quoyle (played by Kevin Spacey,) a journalist from New York who moves to Newfoundland with his daughter after the death of his abusive wife Petal (played by Cate Blanchett). Quoyle finds work writing columns for the local newspaper, ‘The Gammy Bird’. As he begins to reconstruct his life in Newfoundland he begins to learn more about himself and his family’s past.

The Shipping News stars Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stephen Bulger Gallery mentioned on BWGallerist Blog

Stephen Bulger Gallery is included in an article by BWGallerist Best of AIPAD 2011. The article is about the Best International Gallery Displays and features a photograph by Gibert Garcin. Stephen Bulger Gallery is one of five international exhibitions written about in the article.

To see article please go to: bwgallerist.com/2011/03/20/on-site-best-of-2011-aipad-show-armory-nyc-part-2/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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March 19, 3:00 PM

THE PERFECT STORM

Dir. Wolfgang Petersen (USA: 2000), 130 min

This film is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book “The Perfect Storm” by Sebastian Junger which was based on true events. The story follows the crew of the Andrea Gail, a sword fishing ship, as they embark on one last fishing journey of the year. As the fishing expedition continues, the crew is unsuccessful in catching very many fish and head out further onto the Sea. The weather conditions start to get dangerous, but the captain, Billy Tyne (George Clooney,) convinces the crew to keep fishing. At sea the ships ice machine breaks, which is the only way to keep the fish from spoiling. The crew decides to risk traveling through the storm rather then waiting it out in order to save the fish they have caught. As the storm worsens and becomes a hurricane, the journey back to shore becomes even more dangerous, risking the lives of the crew on the Andrea Gail.

The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane and John C. Reilly. The Perfect Storm was nominated for 2 Oscars at the 2001 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound, though they did not win either.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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March 19, 3:00 PM

THE PERFECT STORM

Dir. Wolfgang Petersen (USA: 2000), 130 min

This film is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book “The Perfect Storm” by Sebastian Junger which was based on true events. The story follows the crew of the Andrea Gail, a sword fishing ship, as they embark on one last fishing journey of the year. As the fishing expedition continues, the crew is unsuccessful in catching very many fish and head out further onto the Sea. The weather conditions start to get dangerous, but the captain, Billy Tyne (George Clooney,) convinces the crew to keep fishing. At sea the ships ice machine breaks, which is the only way to keep the fish from spoiling. The crew decides to risk traveling through the storm rather then waiting it out in order to save the fish they have caught. As the storm worsens and becomes a hurricane, the journey back to shore becomes even more dangerous, risking the lives of the crew on the Andrea Gail.

The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Diane Lane and John C. Reilly. The Perfect Storm was nominated for 2 Oscars at the 2001 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound, though they did not win either.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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March 12th, 3:00 PM

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

Dir. Ronald Neame (USA: 1972), 117 min

The Poseidon adventure is based off of the 1969 novel by Paul Gallico by the same name. The film involves a luxury ocean liner that is on its final voyage from New York to Athens. The liner is hit by a tsunami on the night of New Years Eve and as the boat capsizes, the captain (Leslie Nielsen) drowns, and many of the other passengers drown or are injured. Some of the surviving passengers rush to the top of the boat before it sinks being led by Reverend Frank Scott (Gene Hackman), a minister questioning his faith. The journey through the sinking ship includes many blocked exits, fast decision making and many other challenges throughout the passengers fight for their lives.

The film was the number one movie of 1973 and by the end of 1974 it was one of the sixth most successful feature films of all time. The Poseidon Adventure won an Oscar for Best Music (Original Song) for the song “The Morning After.” The film also was given a Special Achievement Award at the 1973 Academy Awards for Visual Effects. The film was nominated for 6 more Oscars that year including Best Actress in a supporting role (Shelley Winters,) Best Art Direction – set direction (William J. Creber, Raphael Bretton,) Best Cinematography (Harld E. Stine,) Best Costume Design (Paul Zastupnevich, Best film editing (Harold F. Kress) and for Best Sound (Theodore Soderberg and Herman Lewis.)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter slideshow in Canadian Art

A feature article about Alison Rossiter will be in the Spring 2011 edition of Canadian Art Magazine. The Canadian Art website has a slide show of 6 images she has created from expired photo paper and has a short description of the images. This issue will be available in the Spring.

To view slideshow, please go to: www.canadianart.ca/online/slideshows/2011/03/10/alison_rossiter/

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stephen Bulger Gallery mentioned in the Globe and Mail's Amazing Space

Extraordinary office mixes old and new

"By combining traditional elements of a turn-of-the-century building with modern elements of design, Siamak Hariri - the visionary behind Mongrel Media's Toronto office - strikes a delicate balance between old and new.

In this video, Hussain Amarshi, the president and founder of Mongrel Media, explains the principles guiding Mr. Hariri's creation. " - The Globe and Mail, March 7, 2011

To watch the video go to: www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/grow/the-amazing-space/extraordinary-office-mixes-old-and-new/article1932643/

Saturday, March 5, 2011

London Street Photography Festival

The first London Street Photography Festival will take place from July 7-17th, 2011 in King's Cross, London.

The festival will be giving out two Street Photography Awards at the Festival. The first category that photographers can enter into is the international Award. This is open to all photographers. The prize is a an all-expenses paid trip to the festival in London plus a cash prize to the value of £2,500. The other award is a student Award (open to UK students only.) Six finalists will produce their own exhibition at the festival and be chosen to participate in a workshop with Nils Jorgensen.

The deadline for all submissions is March 31st and the winners will be announced on June 1st, 2011.

To view website for the festival go to:www.londonstreetphotographyfestival.org

Scott Conarrone: PDN Photo of the Day


Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur CA, 2010 © Scott Conarroe

"On March 3 an exhibition of Scott Conarroe’s “Shore” project, a series of landscape images exploring the coasts of North America, will open at Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery and run through April 2. Notes Stephen Bulger Gallery, “Canada has the most expansive coastline on Earth; its boundary with the United States is the world’s longest non-militarized boarder. Together these two nations form a vast geo-cultural bloc that extends from polar extremes to the tropics, from sparse hinterlands to modern metropolises..."

To view full article and all images, please go to: www.pdnphotooftheday.com/2011/02/8528#more-8528

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

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March 5, 3:00 pm

LIFEBOAT

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1944), 97 min

In the Atlantic Ocean a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both sink, leaving passengers stranded in the ocean on a lifeboat. The passengers on the lifeboat come from a variety of different social and economic backgrounds. Deaths, dehydration, limited supplies and a lack of trust cause problems with the passengers on the small boat. The film stars Tallilah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak and Mary Anderson.

In 1944 Tallulah Bankhead won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In 1945 the film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (Glen MacWilliams,) Best Director (Alfred Hitchcock) and Best Writing (John Steinbeck.)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scott Conarroe Artist Talk Saturday at 2:00!

Please join us for an artist talk by Scott Conarroe this Saturday, March 5th at 2:00pm.

Please RSVP as seating is limited.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scott Conarroe: By Sea

The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present our second solo show of colour photographs by Scott Conarroe. “By Sea” looks at the coastline perimeter of North America and the precarious undulating edge of our civilization.

SCOTT CONARROE (b. Edmonton, AB, 1974)
By Sea

Exhibition Dates: March 3 – April 2, 2011
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, March 3, 5-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 5, 2-3pm. RSVP as seating is limited

Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sure, CA, 2010

Canada has the most expansive coastline on Earth; its boundary with the United States is the world's longest non-militarized boarder. Together these two nations form a vast geo-cultural bloc that extends from polar extremes to the tropics, from sparse hinterlands to modern metropolises. “By Sea” presents a study of North America on the cusp of a new climatic era. Cataclysmic weather and global social upheaval are anticipated, but for the time being they are seen as problems for others elsewhere. Conarroe’s photographs present the fading innocence of this idyll and a visual reference of the current state of the continent’s shorelines.


Shacks Island, Piper Lagoon, BC, 2010


The Mona Lisa, Squamish, BC, 2010

This body of work is reminiscent of “By Rail”, Conarroe's earlier study of North America's railways. Where “By Rail” follows a line of infrastructure through post-industrial land and cityscapes, “By Sea” traces a contour around them. In August 2009, Conarroe began photographing Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula as well as Newfoundland and the Maritimes. He worked his way south to the Florida Keys for December and then back up the Pacific to Alaska in the spring. When looking for a landscape to photograph, Conarroe states, “I like pictures that have a timeless, archetypal ambience, but that also describe and inform contemporary narratives.” This year, in the Canadian Forces Civilian Artist Program, Conarroe will photograph on the Arctic coast.


Pedestrian Walkway, Santa Monica, CA, 2010


Trees, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Conarroe received a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2001 and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2005. He is increasingly well known for his social landscapes which evoke romantic pictorial traditions. Using a large format camera and long exposures made at dawn, his richly coloured photographs of empty hockey rinks, town squares, and looming bridges have been exhibited internationally. In 2010, Conarroe's work was included in the Canadian pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, he was an artist-in-residence at Villa Strauli in Winterthur, Switzerland and he was named among the year's top 30 emerging photographers by Photo District News.


Econoline, Ketchikan, AK, 2010


Cruise Ship, Portland, ME, 2009

“By Sea” was made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canadian Forces, and Light Work.




FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

March 5, 3:00 pm

LIFEBOAT

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1944), 97 min

In the Atlantic Ocean a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both sink, leaving passengers stranded in the ocean on a lifeboat. The passengers on the lifeboat come from a variety of different social and economic backgrounds. Deaths, dehydration, limited supplies and a lack of trust cause problems with the passengers on the small boat. The film stars Tallilah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak and Mary Anderson.

In 1944 Tallulah Bankhead won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In 1945 the film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (Glen MacWilliams,) Best Director (Alfred Hitchcock) and Best Writing (John Steinbeck.)