Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jaret Belliveau's Highway Gospel Screens Tonight!

Join us tonight at the Royal Cinema to screen Jaret Belliveau's documentary Highway Gospel.

Highway Gospel
D: Jaret Belliveau / Canada / 97 min

No guts, no glory! B.C. renegades race mountain highways on customized longboards, while a middle-aged skateboarder fights to keep his Ottawa skate park – and creaky knees – operational. These dudes make the X Games look like child’s play.

Sat, Apr 30, 9:30 PM - The Royal Cinema
Mon, May 2, 9:30 PM - The ROM Theatre
Sat, May 7, 11:45 PM - Bloor Cinema

To purchase tickets online click here.

For more information on the film and to view the trailer please visit:
http://www.hotdocs.ca//film/title/highway_gospel#

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 30, 3pm

LUST, CAUTION

Dir. Ang Lee (USA: 2007), 157 min.

The film was based on a short story of the same name by Chinese author Eileen Chang published in 1979. This film is a set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, during WWII. A group of Chinese University students are plotting to assassinate Mr. Yee, an important official in the Japanese-ruled Shanghai. The group uses an attractive young woman “Mrs. Mak” to try and seduce Mr. Yee. After “Mrs. Mak” has been accepted into the same social circles as the target, the plan for the assassination begins.

Friday, April 29, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 30, 3pm

LUST, CAUTION

Dir. Ang Lee (USA: 2007), 157 min.

The film was based on a short story of the same name by Chinese author Eileen Chang published in 1979. This film is a set in Hong Kong in 1938 and in Shanghai in 1942, during WWII. A group of Chinese University students are plotting to assassinate Mr. Yee, an important official in the Japanese-ruled Shanghai. The group uses an attractive young woman “Mrs. Mak” to try and seduce Mr. Yee. After “Mrs. Mak” has been accepted into the same social circles as the target, the plan for the assassination begins.

Reminder! George S. Zimbel lecture tomorrow!

Please join George S. Zimbel at the McMichael Art Gallery for a special lecture on his photography career and his classic images of Marilyn Monroe tomorrow. Zimbel was one of the 7 photographers who captured the iconic image of Monroe in her white billowing dress from the film The Seven Year Itch.

To register for this event please call (905) 893-1121 ext. 2209

McMichael homepage: www.mcmichael.com

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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in group exhibtion LENS-ING IT

Ashna Gallery will be opening the group exhibition LENS-ING IT on Friday, April 29th. The show features the works of 8 photographers. Gupta's series is entitled Women in Love. The exhibition will run from April 29th until May 22nd.

Details:
LENS-ING IT
April 29th - May 22nd
Ashna Gallery
369 CRC Building, MG Road Sultanpur, New Delhi - 110030

For more information please visit: www.ashnagallery.com/lens-ing-it-artist-sunil-gupta.html

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

Reminder! Maximum Exposure Opening Today at Camera!

Ryerson's School of Image Arts will host its 16th annual graduate and end-of-year exhibition: Maximum Exposure.

The opening will run from 7-10pm on Thursday, April 28th at 3 different venues. The openings will be at Camera (1026 Queen Street West,) Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) and Meta Gallery (124 Ossington Ave.)

Must-see Films at Hot Docs!


Hell and Back Again
D: Danfung Dennis / UK / 88 min

With supremely accomplished filmmaking, Danfung Dennis’ visually arresting and intimately powerful story of soldiers in Afghanistan and at home does the impossible: it shakes our shell-shocked senses with the realities of war.

Tue, May 3, 7:30 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Thu, May 5, 4:00 PM - Isabel Bader Theatre

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/hell_and_back_again



Highway Gospel
D: Jaret Belliveau / Canada / 97 min

No guts, no glory! B.C. renegades race mountain highways on customized longboards, while a middle-aged skateboarder fights to keep his Ottawa skate park – and creaky knees – operational. These dudes make the X Games look like child’s play.

Sat, Apr 30, 9:30 PM - The Royal Cinema
Mon, May 2, 9:30 PM - The ROM Theatre
Sat, May 7, 11:45 PM - Bloor Cinema

http://www.hotdocs.ca//film/title/highway_gospel#



How to Make a Book with Steidl

D: Jörg Adolph, Gereon Wetzel /Germany / 90 min

In goes the idea. Out comes bound perfection. A glimpse into the private spaces and inspired collaborations between the world’s most brilliant art book publisher and such artists as Robert Frank, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeff Wall.

Fri, Apr 29, 6:00 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Sat, Apr 30, 4:00 PM - Cumberland 2

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/how_to_make_a_book_with_steidl


Somewhere to Disappear

D: Laure Flammarion, Arnaud Uyttenhove / France Belgium / 55 min

In goes the idea. Out comes bound perfection. A glimpse into the private spaces and inspired collaborations between the world’s most brilliant art book publisher and such artists as Robert Frank, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeff Wall.
Thu, May 5, 7:00 PM - Cumberland 3
Sat, May 7, 1:15 PM Cumberland 2

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/somewhere_to_disappear



Wiebo’s War

D: David York / Canada / 94 min

The Alberta government and Big Oil brand convicted saboteur Wiebo Ludwig an eco-terrorist; he calls himself a devout Christian who is driven to defend his Trickle Creek community from the deadly effects of sour gas wells. You decide.

Sat, Apr 30, 7:00 PM - Isabel Bader Theatre
Tue, May 3, 7:15 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Sat, May 7, 7:00 PM - The Regent

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/wiebos_war


For more information on the festival please visit their website here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Maximum Exposure Starts Tomorrow!

From April 28th to May 1st Ryerson's School of Image Arts will host the 16th annual graduate and end-of-year exhibition - Maximum Exposure. The exhibition will be at 5 separate venues. The opening reception will be at 3 different venues on April 28th. The openings will run from 7-10pm at the Gladstone Hotel, Meta Gallery and Camera. Please see below the information for each venue.

Venues:


Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Thesis Exhibition and a selection of 1st and 2nd year work
Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm


Meta Gallery, 124 Ossington Ave
Third Year Exhibition
Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm


Camera, 1026 Queen Street West
Video and short film screenings
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm

Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave
1st and 2nd year documentary and narrative: Friday April 29th, 3pm-9pm
3rd year documentary and narrative: Saturday April 20th, 3pm-9pm

Public Installations by the NOMADAS
located between the Gladstone Hotel and Meta Gallery.


For more information please visit: http://imagearts.ryerson.ca/maxex/

Laura Letinsky Article in Now Magazine


Still life that moves
Letinsky’s photos are starkly intense

"In Laura Letinsky’s after all, the evocative power of the photographic still life has a metaphysical dimension. Her compositions of discarded or used bouquets, fruit and cutlery lend a stark contemporary dimension to the traditional still life.

These exquisitely controlled compositions show more signs of disarray than of order. Plates, napkins, cutlery, flowers and incongruous objects lie on tables in positions that suggest both the richness and precariousness of domestic space. Like some of the best still life painters of the past, Letinsky imbues everyday things with larger, richer symbolic meanings...." - Now Magazine


To view the full article go to: http://www.nowtoronto.com/art/story.cfm?content=180209

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

Gallery Artist Jaret Belliveau to Screen Highway Gospel at Hot Docs!

We are pleased to announce that Jaret Belliveau's film, Highway Gospel, will be screening at Hot Docs.

Highway Gospel
D: Jaret Belliveau / Canada / 97 min

No guts, no glory! B.C. renegades race mountain highways on customized longboards, while a middle-aged skateboarder fights to keep his Ottawa skate park – and creaky knees – operational. These dudes make the X Games look like child’s play.

Sat, Apr 30, 9:30 PM - The Royal Cinema
Mon, May 2, 9:30 PM - The ROM Theatre
Sat, May 7, 11:45 PM - Bloor Cinema

To purchase tickets online click here.

For more information on the film and to view the trailer please visit:
http://www.hotdocs.ca//film/title/highway_gospel#

To read recent press on Highway Gospel please see below:

National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/04/23/hot-docs-mini-reviews/

Times Transcript
http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/lifetimes/article/1401260

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Contact Photography Festival Opening this Friday

MOCCA will be hosting the opening for Contact Photography Festival on Friday, April 29th from 7:00-10:00pm. The opening will feature 2 primary exhibitions; Dynamic Landscape and Fred Herzog: Vancouver. MOCCA is located at 952 Queen Street West.

For more information visit: www.mocca.ca/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reminder! Sanaz Mazinani Group Exhibition "Sincerely Yours" Opening Today!

The opening reception for the exhibition will be today from 4 - 7pm.

Details:
April 23rd - May 28th, 2011
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (172 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105)
Tuesday - Saturday 11am- 6pm

For more information on the exhibition visit: www.baerridgway.com/Baer_Ridgway_Exhibitions/Sincerely_Yours__ALMANAC_%40_BRX.html

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=82

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 23, 3:00 PM

AMORES PERROS

Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico: 2000), 154 min.

The film follows 3 different stories as they all come together in a car crash on the streets of Mexico. The first story follows Octavio who lives with his mother, brother (Ramiro) and his brother’s wife (Susana.) Octavio, looking to earn some cash to run away with his sister-in-law, starts entering his Rottweiler into dog fighting matches. The second story involves a model, Valeria and her boyfriend Daniel. She is involved in the car crash with Octavio and her leg is crushed. The third story involves the witness of the crash, a homeless man named El Chivo. Chivo looks after stray dogs he finds on the street and also works as a hitman. In a single moment these 3 stories are brought together and the car crash causes all their lives to change drastically.

Amores Perros was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 2001. The film won “Critics Week Grand Prize” and “Young Critics Award Best Feature” at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Laura Letinsky Interview on ArtSync

Watch the video below to see an interview with Laura Letinsky at the opening for After All. The exhibition will be on display until April 30th.

To watch the video: www.artsync.ca/opening-laura-letinsky/

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani group exhibition "Sincerely Yours"

Sincerely Yours will be on display from April 23rd - May 28th at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. The exhibition includes works by various students of Stanford University's Department of Art and Art History. The exhibition will include photographs, videos, works on paper, editioned objects and a collaborative installation. Sanaz Mazinani was the co-curator of this exhibition.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, April 23rd from 4 - 7pm.

Details:
April 23rd - May 28th, 2011
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (172 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105)
Tuesday - Saturday 11am- 6pm

For more information on the exhibition visit: www.baerridgway.com/Baer_Ridgway_Exhibitions/Sincerely_Yours__ALMANAC_%40_BRX.html

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=82

Scott Conarroe Featured in Friday's Globe and Mail

Scott Conarroe captures the coasts

"A scrappy “boat barn” in Maine, a sunny beach in Santa Monica, a Brooklyn shipyard – we never see such places as linked, but they are all joined by the coastline of North America..." - Gabe Gonda

To view the full article and see a selection of photographs: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/scott-conarroe-captures-the-coasts/article1987300/

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 23, 3:00 PM

AMORES PERROS

Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico: 2000), 154 min.

The film follows 3 different stories as they all come together in a car crash on the streets of Mexico. The first story follows Octavio who lives with his mother, brother (Ramiro) and his brother’s wife (Susana.) Octavio, looking to earn some cash to run away with his sister-in-law, starts entering his Rottweiler into dog fighting matches. The second story involves a model, Valeria and her boyfriend Daniel. She is involved in the car crash with Octavio and her leg is crushed. The third story involves the witness of the crash, a homeless man named El Chivo. Chivo looks after stray dogs he finds on the street and also works as a hitman. In a single moment these 3 stories are brought together and the car crash causes all their lives to change drastically.

Amores Perros was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 2001. The film won “Critics Week Grand Prize” and “Young Critics Award Best Feature” at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Friday, April 15, 2011

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 16, 3:00 PM

FESTEN (The Celebration)

Dir. Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark: 1998), 105 min.

Respected, well-known businessman Helge (Henning Moritzen) has gathered his friends and family at the hotel run by his family to celebrate his 60th birthday. Helge is joined by his wife, his two sons and his daughter, along with many other guests. His eldest daughter Linda recently committed suicide and Helge asks his eldest son Christian (Ulrich Thomsen) to say a few words about her for fear he will get too emotional. Christian has already prepared two speeches- a green one and a yellow one. Christian asks his father to choose a speech and Helge picks the green one – The Speech of Truth. As the guests laugh at anticipation of the truth, Helge knows the speech will reveal the family’s dark secret and why Linda killed herself.

**Please note this film is in Danish with subtitles.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reminder! Josh Morden Opening Tonight!

Josh Morden's solo installation exhibition À tous les étages opens tonight at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond Street.) The show will be open from April 14th - April 17th from 12 - 5 pm. The opening for the exhibition will be on tonight (April 14th) from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

For more information please visit: www.ocad.ca/about_ocad/galleries/gallery.htm

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Volker Seding photographs featured in Winnipeg Free Press


Since Bestial Encounters at the Winnipeg Art Gallery opened on April 1st, Volker Seding's images have been featured in articles about the exhibition. Many of Volker Seding's photographs from his series Captive are included in the exhibition along with images from The Winnipeg Alphabestiary. The exhibition will be open until June 12th, 2011.

Please see below 3 articles about the exhibition.

Winnipeg Free Press Article - April 2, 2011: www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/art-safari-119110774.html

Winnipeg Free Press Article - April 7, 2011: www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/sad-safari-119386634.html

CBC article: www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/other/2011/04/04/lions-and-tigers-and-goat-girls-oh-my-alison-gillmore-reviews-bestial-encounters-at-the-wag/#igImgId_3432

Volker Seding Estate Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=16

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig in Group Exhibition Live From Detroit!

Live From Detroit will be at the Fred Torres Collaborations (Curated by Monica Bowman of The Butcher's Daughter,) from April 15th - June 11th, 2011. Live From Detroit is an exhibition that looks at the changes that have taken place in Detroit in the last few years and the artists all have unique views on the state of the city.

Details:
Fred Torres Collaborations (527 West 29th Street New York)
April 15th - June 11th, 2011
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 6:00 pm

For more information on the exhibition please visit: www.fredtorres.com/exhibition-space/2011-04-14_live-from-detroit

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gallery Artist Josh Morden's "À tous les étages" Exhibition Opening on Thursday!

Josh Morden's solo installation exhibition À tous les étages opens this Thursday at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery. The show will be open from April 14th - April 17th from 12 - 5 pm. The opening for the exhibition will be on Thursday April 14th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Details:
À tous les étages
April 14th - 17th, 2011
12:00 - 5:00 pm
OCAD University Graduate Gallery - Ground Floor, 205 Richmond Street

For more information please visit: www.ocad.ca/about_ocad/galleries/gallery.htm

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 16, 3:00 PM

FESTEN (The Celebration)

Dir. Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark: 1998), 105 min.

Respected, well-known businessman Helge (Henning Moritzen) has gathered his friends and family at the hotel run by his family to celebrate his 60th birthday. Helge is joined by his wife, his two sons and his daughter, along with many other guests. His eldest daughter Linda recently committed suicide and Helge asks his eldest son Christian (Ulrich Thomsen) to say a few words about her for fear he will get too emotional. Christian has already prepared two speeches- a green one and a yellow one. Christian asks his father to choose a speech and Helge picks the green one – The Speech of Truth. As the guests laugh at anticipation of the truth, Helge knows the speech will reveal the family’s dark secret and why Linda killed herself.

**Please note this film is in Danish

Saturday, April 9, 2011

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 9, 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, Connecticut 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 nonexistent. 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.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Reminder! Laura Letinsky Opening Reception and Artist Talk Tomorrow!

Please join us for the opening reception of Laura Letinsky's exhibition at the gallery entitled "After All." The reception for the artist will run from 2-5pm and Laura Letinsky will be giving an artist talk at the gallery at 12:30pm.

Please RSVP as seating is limited.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

April 9, 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, Connecticut 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 nonexistent. 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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Edward Burtynsky: Oil - A 2 day Symposium

Please join top scientific and arts industry experts on May 6 and May 7, 2011 for a 2 day Symposium - Edward Burtynsky:Oil. The event is presented by the Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre Generously supported by the Nicholas Metivier Gallery. The discussions will include energy options, issues surrounding oil and the sustainability of our planet.


Details:
When: Friday May 6 & Saturday May 7, 2011

Where: Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG-103, 245 Church St., Toronto

How Much: Free Admission

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gallery Artist George S. Zimbel lecturing at the McMichael Art Gallery

On Saturday April 30th George S. Zimbel will be giving a special lecture at the McMichael Art gallery (in Kleinburg) about his documentary photography career and his iconic images of Marilyn Monroe. Zimbel was one of the 7 photographers who captured the iconic image of Monroe in her white billowing dress from the film The Seven Year Itch.

Details
Where: McMichael Art Gallery (10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario)
When: Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 am
How much: $30.00 admission fee ($15.00 for McMichael members)
There will also be a 15% restaurant discount on April 30th, 2011.

To register for this event please call (905) 893-1121 ext. 2209

McMichael homepage: www.mcmichael.com

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

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

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).

Friday, April 1, 2011

Scott Conarroe: By Sea Exhibition Closes Tomorrow!

If you have not seen the latest exhibition at the gallery, Scott Conarroe:By Sea, it is open for 2 more days! The show will be closing tomorrow.


Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sure, CA, 2010

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

Volker Seding Photographs in Group exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Opening Today!

The Winnipeg Art Gallery's new exhibition entitled Bestial Encounters opens today. The exhibition will run until June 12th, 2011. This group exhibition includes work by Volker Seding, images from the Winnipeg Art Gallery's permanent collection and art from The Winnipeg Alphabestiary.

Details

Bestial Encounters
April 1st - June 12, 2011
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information on the exhibition: wag.ca/art/upcoming-exhibitions/exhibition/87/bestial-encounters

Volker Seding Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=16