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

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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.

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.