Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last Week to See "Ruth Orkin: American Girl In Italy" Exhibition

RUTH ORKIN: American Girl in Italy, 60th Anniversary


The gallery is pleased to announce the 60th Anniversary of Ruth Orkin's photograph "American Girl in Italy."

August 22, 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the photograph “American Girl in Italy” by Ruth Orkin (1921-1985). The subject of this famous photograph is Ninalee Craig (then known as Jinx Allen), who lives in Toronto, so the official celebrations marking the occasion will be hosted by Stephen Bulger Gallery.

The gallery will be exhibiting a selection of photographs taken in 1951, in Florence, after a chance meeting between Orkin and Jinx Allen, a painter and fellow American. The two were talking about their shared experiences traveling alone as young single women, when Orkin had an idea. “Come on,” she said, “lets go out and shoot pictures of what it’s really like.” In the morning, while the Italian women were inside preparing lunch, Jinx gawked at statues, asked military officials for directions, fumbled with lire and flirted in cafes while Orkin photographed her. Orkin’s best known image, “American Girl in Italy” was also created as part of this series.

Ruth Orkin was 17 when she took a cross-country trip by herself, bicycling and hitchhiking from her home in Los Angeles to New York, snapping pictures along the way. She later moved to New York, where this spirit of adventure continued. She photographed Tanglewood’s summer music festival, honed her craft in nightclubs, joined the Photo League, and with her first published story in Look magazine, became “a full-fledged photojournalist.” In 1951, Life sent her on assignment to Israel and from there she went to Italy.

Exhibition Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=228

Gallery Artist's William Eakin in Canadian Art Article

William Eakin is mentioned in a Canadian Art article about artist Aganetha Dyck. The 2 artists are working on a collaboration together.

"Aganetha Dyck: A Hive of Activity

Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown Jun 11 to Oct 16 2011

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s current exhibition, “Guest Workers,” employs an unusual strategy in its presentation of the work of Governor General’s Award–winning artist Aganetha Dyck...." - Tess Edmonson, Canadian Art

To view full article: www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2011/08/25/aganetha_dyck/

William Eakin Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=114

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Article in Today's Globe and Mail about recent George S. Zimbel Exhibition

"George S. Zimbel's free-range children from another time

Never work with children or animals – photograph them instead.

Like animals (yes, I am making that equivalency), small children are not over burdened by how they “present,” as the psychological texts describe it – i.e. how they act, appear or react, and are therefore in turn perceived by the larger world....." R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail

To view full article: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/rm-vaughan/george-s-zimbels-free-range-children-from-another-time/article2143514/

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

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August 27, 3:00 PM

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Dir. Rob Reiner (USA: 1987), 98 min. This film starts as a Grandfather is reading his ill grandson a bedtime story. The story is about a beautiful Princess, Buttercup, who lives on a farm in Florin. Buttercup and the farmhand Westley fall in love and he leaves to seek out a fortune so they can marry. During his journey his ship is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Years later, Buttercup agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck but just before the wedding Buttercup is kidnapped by outlaws seeking revenge for the murder of one of their fathers. During Buttercup’s kidnapping she finds adventure, new friends and a lost love.

Friday, August 26, 2011

American Girl in Italy Pictures in La Repubblica

Sono io la ragazza americana della foto di Ruth Orkin

"Stesso scialle arancione e stesa posa timida di sessanta anni fa...." -La Repubblica

To view full article: www.repubblica.it/persone/2011/08/21/foto/sono_io_la_ragazza_americana_della_foto_di_ruth_orkin-20699312/1/index.html?ref=se

Exhibition Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=228

Gallery Artist Josef Hoflehner Book Review of ZNZ: Zanzibar

Photo-Op: Dark Light

Zanzibar is one of those places whose very name evokes an atmosphere of remote exoticism. Hopeful tourism brochures tout its white beaches and sun-dappled waters, but this archipelago off the coast of Tanzania has a grim history....." - The Wall Street Journal

To read full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903918104576504523024314198.html

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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

American Girl in Italy Article in Florence Newspaper

Caffè Gilli 60 anni fa, la ragazza con gli occhi addosso/ COM'E' OGGI
Compie 60 anni il celebre scatto "An american girl in Italy", in cui Ruth Orkin ha immortalato a Firenze Ninalee Craig, circondata dagli sguardi di tanti uomini

Firenze, 21 agosto 2011 - PARE che Gwyneth Paltrow l’abbia fissata per ore prima di calarsi nella parte di un’americana in Italia....." - Letizia Tesi, La Nazione

To view full article: www.lanazione.it/firenze/cultura/2011/08/21/566239-ragazza_occhi_addosso.shtml

Exhibition Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=228

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August 27, 3:00 PM

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Dir. Rob Reiner (USA: 1987), 98 min. This film starts as a Grandfather is reading his ill grandson a bedtime story. The story is about a beautiful Princess, Buttercup, who lives on a farm in Florin. Buttercup and the farmhand Westley fall in love and he leaves to seek out a fortune so they can marry. During his journey his ship is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Years later, Buttercup agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck but just before the wedding Buttercup is kidnapped by outlaws seeking revenge for the murder of one of their fathers. During Buttercup’s kidnapping she finds adventure, new friends and a lost love.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gallery Artist Jaret Belliveau's Interview on Yahoo Sports

"Interview with Jaret Belliveau: Director of skate documentary Highway Gospel

This week the skate documentary Highway Gospel will be shown at the Ottawa International Film Festival in Canada. For those skate fans unfamiliar with the skate documentary, it focuses on a group of skateboarders from British Columbia....." - By Killeen Gonzalez

To view full interview: http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-8985497

Jaret Belliveau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=102

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gallery Artist Bertrand Carrière Interview in Canadian Art

"Bertrand Carrière: Crossing the Strand

The dramatic ocean vistas and timeless rural landscapes of Canada’s eastern provinces have long been a standard of the summer tourist season. Perhaps lesser known is the fact that in recent years the region has also offered creative refuge to some of the world’s most highly regarded contemporary artists...." - by Bryne McLaughlin, Canadian Art

To read full article: www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2011/08/18/bertrand_carriere/

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


Gallery Artist Chris Coekin exhibition "Manufactory" at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Chris Coekin's latest exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in the UK is entitled Manufactory. The exhibition is a series of detailed photographs taken in a factory over four years.

Details
Manufactory - Chris Coekin
June 18 - October 1, 2011
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Related Article on Culture 24: www.culture24.org.uk/art/photography+%26+film/art362493

For more information: www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/exhibitions/004607.html

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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August 20, 3:00pm

RUTH ORKIN: FRAMES OF LIFE

Dir. Mary Engel (USA: 1996), 18 min. This film looks at the life and work of photographer Ruth Orkin. Her career started out in the 1930’s photographing celebrities and continued through the 1980’s. The film includes interviews with Cornell Capa, Mary Ellen Mark, Nina Lee Craig, Morris Engel and Evelyne Daitz. This film premiered at the Sundance film festival in 1996.


LITTLE FUGITIVE

Dir. Ray Ashley, Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin (USA: 1953), 80 min. Little Fugitive is a story about a 7 year old boy who is tricked into believing he killed his older brother. He then flees to Coney Island thinking he is in big trouble.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

American Girl in Italy on Today.com

"At 83, subject of ‘American Girl in Italy’ photo speaks out
Ninalee Craig says image symbolizes independence and fearlessness, not harassment

You know the photo. You’ve seen it a hundred times. A beautiful, statuesque young woman is walking down a street in Florence, Italy. She’s clutching her shawl, and she seems to be moving swiftly....." - Laura T. Coffey, Today.com

To read full article: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44182286/ns/today-today_people/t/subject-american-girl-italy-photo-speaks-out/

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August 20, 3:00pm

RUTH ORKIN: FRAMES OF LIFE

Dir. Mary Engel (USA: 1996), 18 min. This film looks at the life and work of photographer Ruth Orkin. Her career started out in the 1930’s photographing celebrities and continued through the 1980’s. The film includes interviews with Cornell Capa, Mary Ellen Mark, Nina Lee Craig, Morris Engel and Evelyne Daitz. This film premiered at the Sundance film festival in 1996.


LITTLE FUGITIVE

Dir. Ray Ashley, Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin (USA: 1953), 80 min. Little Fugitive is a story about a 7 year old boy who is tricked into believing he killed his older brother. He then flees to Coney Island thinking he is in big trouble.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ruth Orkin's "American Girl in Italy" in Toronto Life Article

"The one thing you should see this week: 1950s Florence—and one beguiling model—through the lens of an American photographer

This week’s pick: Ruth Orkin’s American Girl in Italy series at the Stephen Bulger Gallery.

The image is both gorgeous and absurd: an elegant beauty strides along Florence’s Via Roma, chin upturned, while a gaggle of lascivious men hoot and whistle as she passes...." - Emily Landau, Toronto Life

To read full article: www.torontolife.com/daily/hype/to-do-list/2011/08/17/pick-ruth-orkin/

Stephen Bulger featured on Artline

Stephen Bulger is featured on Artline.com today. Visit the website at: www.artline.com

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vera Frenkel's String Games

In 1974, Vera Frenkel assembled a group of artists to participate in her exploration of real-time video transmission at the then-new Bell Canada Teleconferencing Studios in Toronto and Montreal. Giving her experiment an improvisational structure of open-ended iteration, she chose the cat’s cradle finger string game as the mode of orchestrated movement in service of a constantly transforming whole.

Details
Vera Frenkel's String Games
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - Queen's University
July 30th - December 11th

For more information: www.aeac.ca/exhibitions/current/frenkel.html

Saturday, August 13, 2011

CBC's The National - American Girl in Italy

The Girl in the Photo

CBC's The National played a news segment about the iconic photo "American Girl in Italy." Ninalee Craig was interviewed by Deana Sumanac and explains the day that the image was taken.

To view video: www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=2091306078

American Girl in Italy will be at the gallery from August 13th - August 27th.

Article about American Girl in Italy in Today's Toronto Star

American Girl still walking tall

“Do you want it tilted, straight, smiling, not smiling?” asks Ninalee Craig, obliging a photographer with each and every look. The camera shutter snaps rapid-fire, and Craig looks pleased.

“A professional ham,” she laughs, despite herself. “I’m having fun....." - Murray Whyte, Toronto Star

To view full article: www.toronto.com/article/695179

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

American Girl in Italy Article in Today's Globe and Mail

A snapshot of sexism or a portrait of composure?

"A great photograph can’t remain static: It has a subsequent life-history much like that of its subjects.

An American Girl in Italy, Ruth Orkin’s masterly evocation of time and place, turns 60 on August 22, and that frozen moment in post-war Florence is now being feted as one of the camera’s most vivid achievements...." - John Allemang, Globe and Mail

To read full article: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/a-snapshot-of-sexism-or-a-portrait-of-composure/article2128599/

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

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August 13, 3:00pm

THE GOONIES

Dir. Richard Donner (USA: 1985), 114 min. The Goonies are a group of friends living in Oregon. Their families’ homes are facing foreclosure as the local Country Club is expanding. During one of their last weeks at home the kids find an old newspaper clipping and a map; both in regards to the old legend of a lost pirate treasure somewhere in the area. The children adventure out in hopes to find the lost treasure but run into the Fratellis Family, a family of fugitives. The Goonies now must stay one step ahead of the Fratellis’ in order to be the first ones to find the treasure.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 13, 3:00pm

THE GOONIES

Dir. Richard Donner (USA: 1985), 114 min. The Goonies are a group of friends living in Oregon. Their families’ homes are facing foreclosure as the local Country Club is expanding. During one of their last weeks at home the kids find an old newspaper clipping and a map; both in regards to the old legend of a lost pirate treasure somewhere in the area. The children adventure out in hopes to find the lost treasure but run into the Fratellis Family, a family of fugitives. The Goonies now must stay one step ahead of the Fratellis’ in order to be the first ones to find the treasure.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe Urbanautica Interview


PHOTOTALKS: ‘SCOTT CONARROE’


"1. You photograph within a tradition in which travel or a road trip becomes part of the process. How much do you prepare regarding locating sites. Also, since the photographs are made from an elevated position I am interested to know whether you sense photographic opportunities from the ground level.

Well, I arrived at art with a functional road trip practise already in place. Most of the decade between high school and my BFA was spent living out of a van… yes, The Nineties...." - David Pollock, www.urbanautica.com

To view full interview: www.urbanautica.com/post/7377662306/scott-conarroe

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

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter Featured in Article on T Magazine Blog


Original Model T’s | Alison Rossiter


"It may sound counterintuitive, but the photographer Alison Rossiter rarely uses a camera in her work. Instead, she both begins and ends her photographic process in the darkroom, where she experiments with the interaction between direct light sources and silver gelatin paper...." - Naomi Fry, http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com

To read full article: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/original-model-ts-alison-rossiter/

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

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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August 6, 3:00pm

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dir. Mel Stuart (USA: 1971), 100 min. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl. The story follows Charlie Bucket, a poor English boy, as he finds a golden ticket to tour the famous candy factory. 5 tickets were placed in candy bars and were won by Charlie, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee. The 5 children and their chaperones enter the factory for the tour with Willy Wonka and the adventure through the magical factory begins.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gallery Artist Jaret Belliveau's Documentary Film "Highway Gospel" at the Ottawa International Film Festival

Skate film Highway Gospel at the Ottawa International Film Festival in Canada on August 19th

"The Ottawa International Film Festival is slated to run from August 18 through August 21, 2011, at the Empire Theatres World Exchange Plaza in Ottawa. During the popular festival skate fans may catch a showing of the 97 minute skate documentary entitled Highway Gospel. The film was directed by a pair of talented filmmakers: Jaret Belliveau and Craig Jackson...." - Killeen Gonzalez

To view full article: http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-8914545

Jaret Belliveau's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=102

RUTH ORKIN: American Girl in Italy, 60th Anniversary


The gallery is pleased to announce the 60th Anniversary of Ruth Orkin's photograph "American Girl in Italy."

Exhibition Dates: August 13 - August 27, 2011
Reception: Saturday, August 20th, 2 - 5pm

August 22, 2011 marks the 60th anniversary of the photograph “American Girl in Italy” by Ruth Orkin (1921-1985). The subject of this famous photograph is Ninalee Craig (then known as Jinx Allen), who lives in Toronto, so the official celebrations marking the occasion will be hosted by Stephen Bulger Gallery.

The gallery will be exhibiting a selection of photographs taken in 1951, in Florence, after a chance meeting between Orkin and Jinx Allen, a painter and fellow American. The two were talking about their shared experiences traveling alone as young single women, when Orkin had an idea. “Come on,” she said, “lets go out and shoot pictures of what it’s really like.” In the morning, while the Italian women were inside preparing lunch, Jinx gawked at statues, asked military officials for directions, fumbled with lire and flirted in cafes while Orkin photographed her. Orkin’s best known image, “American Girl in Italy” was also created as part of this series.

Ruth Orkin was 17 when she took a cross-country trip by herself, bicycling and hitchhiking from her home in Los Angeles to New York, snapping pictures along the way. She later moved to New York, where this spirit of adventure continued. She photographed Tanglewood’s summer music festival, honed her craft in nightclubs, joined the Photo League, and with her first published story in Look magazine, became “a full-fledged photojournalist.” In 1951, Life sent her on assignment to Israel and from there she went to Italy.

Mary Engel, Director of both her parents’ archives (Ruth Orkin / Morris Engel Film and Photo Archive), and Ninalee Craig will be present at Stephen Bulger Gallery for a public reception on Saturday, August 20th from 2-5pm. At 3pm, we will use CAMERA’s screening room for Mary to introduce these two films:

RUTH ORKIN: FRAMES OF LIFE (USA: 1995), 18 min.
An award winning documentary about the life and work of Ruth Orkin; it includes interviews with Cornell Capa, Mary Ellen Mark and Ninalee Craig. Written, Produced and Directed by Mary Engel.

LITTLE FUGITIVE (USA: 1953), 80 min.
Produced by Morris Engel and Ray Ashley
Written and Directed by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin and Ray Ashley

Thursday, August 4, 2011

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

August 6, 3:00pm

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dir. Mel Stuart (USA: 1971), 100 min. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl. The story follows Charlie Bucket, a poor English boy, as he finds a golden ticket to tour the famous candy factory. 5 tickets were placed in candy bars and were won by Charlie, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee. The 5 children and their chaperones enter the factory for the tour with Willy Wonka and the adventure through the magical factory begins.

Giard Foundation annouces 2011-2012 Fellowship Winner

The Robert Giard Fellowship winner for 2011-2012 is Yoruba Richen. She was chosen as one of Advocate magazine's 40 notable LGBT people under 40 for her documentary short The New Black. The film explores American black Christian churches and the gay rights movement.

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

For more information on the film: http://firelightmedia.tv/2011/01/yoruba-richen-2/

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Article in Today's Globe and Mail about recent George S. Zimbel Exhibition

Photographer George Zimbel captures vulnerable children – in moments of joy

‘Children accept that you are interested in their world, if you treat them with respect. They go on with their activities and the photographer is privileged to be able to witness and record. I don't direct; I disappear into the woodwork'...." - Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

To read full article: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/photographer-george-zimbel-captures-vulnerable-children-in-moments-of-joy/article2117168/

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Reminder! 2 weeks left to see Gallery Artist Peter Sramek in group exhibition Mise-en-scène

Mise-en-scène: Views of France looks at the landscape of France and how artists have interpreted it. This group exhibition includes works by Peter Sramek, James W. Morrice, Christiane Pflug, Albert Marquet and Stephen Shoreand.

Details

Mise-en-scène: Views of France
Art Gallery of Hamilton (123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario)
April 30 - August 14th, 2011

For more information: www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_current.php

Peter Sramek Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=34