Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo in Group Exhibition "The McMichael Tree Project"

Photographs by Pietropaolo are included in the group exhibition The McMichael Tree Project at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This exhibition looks at the connection between Art and Nature. The exhibition will be on display from January 28th to April 22, 2012.

Details
The McMichael Tree Project A Group Exhibition
January 28 to April 22, 2012
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario)

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=62

For more information: www.mcmichael.com/exhibitions/mcmichaeltreeproject/info.cfm

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January 28, 3:00 pm

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

Dir. John Sturges (USA: 1955), 81 min. Bad Day at Black Rock is a thriller film, incorporating elements of westerns and film noir. The idea for the film originated from Howard Breslin’s short story “Bad Time at Honda”. In 1947, the story was featured in The American Magazine with illustrations by Robert Fawcett. Don McGuire and Millard Kaufman adapted Breslin’s story into the film’s screenplay. The film is set in 1945 when the handicapped protagonist, John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy), travels via train to the desert of Black Rock, in search of a Japanese-American man named Komoko. Upon his arrival he experiences hostility from the few residents of this isolated town. Macreedy soon realizes the locals have a secret they have been hiding for years. While trying to protect their secret the locals will commit acts of violence towards Macreedy, who must fight for his life.

Spencer Tracy won the Best Actor award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Bad Day at Black Rock. Additionally, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, and Best Writing (Screenplay).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Artist Greg Payce exhibition "Illusions" at the Gardiner Museum


The Gardiner Museum will celebrate the New Year by recognizing Canadian ceramic artist Greg Payce with a solo exhibition. Greg Payce: Illusions (February 2 - May 6 2012) features the signature ceramic installations that elevated Payce to superstar status in the ceramics community and brought him to the attention of the contemporary art world, as well as his more recent large scale lenticular photographs and video works. Payce’s work is steeped in history and also very contemporary. Technically brilliant, it surprises and delights by playing with our perceptions.

Details
Greg Payce: Illusions
February 2 - May 6, 2012
Gardiner Museum (111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario)

For more information: www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/exhibitions/upcoming/greg-payce-illusions

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January 28, 3:00 pm

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

Dir. John Sturges (USA: 1955), 81 min. Bad Day at Black Rock is a thriller film, incorporating elements of westerns and film noir. The idea for the film originated from Howard Breslin’s short story “Bad Time at Honda”. In 1947, the story was featured in The American Magazine with illustrations by Robert Fawcett. Don McGuire and Millard Kaufman adapted Breslin’s story into the film’s screenplay. The film is set in 1945 when the handicapped protagonist, John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy), travels via train to the desert of Black Rock, in search of a Japanese-American man named Komoko. Upon his arrival he experiences hostility from the few residents of this isolated town. Macreedy soon realizes the locals have a secret they have been hiding for years. While trying to protect their secret the locals will commit acts of violence towards Macreedy, who must fight for his life.

Spencer Tracy won the Best Actor award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Bad Day at Black Rock. Additionally, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, and Best Writing (Screenplay).

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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January 21, 3:00 pm

OKLAHOMA!

Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1955), 145 min. Oklahoma is a musical film based on the musical play from 1943 originally written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film is set in Oklahoma in the early 1900’s and the main plot is based around two love triangles. Curly (played by Gordon MacRae) is a cowboy who has feelings for Laurey (played by Shirley Jones) but the relationship takes a turn when a farmhand, Judd, is hired and tries to come between their relationship. The other love triangle involves Ado Annie. She is torn between her feelings for Will, a local cowboy, and Ali, a traveling peddler.

The film won two Academy Awards; Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) and Best Sound (Recording.) The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Colour) and Best Film Editing. The film includes songs such as "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin',” “People Will Say We're In Love,” and “Oklahoma!”

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kodak files for bankruptcy


Photography pioneer Kodak files for bankruptcy

"Eastman Kodak Co, the photography icon that invented the hand-held camera, has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shrink significantly after a prolonged plunge for one of America's best-known companies." - Jonathan Stempel and Liana B. Baker, Reuters

To read the full article: www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/19/us-kodak-idUSTRE80I08G20120119?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=71

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1955: A Group Show

The gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of photographic work made in 1955.

Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 18, 2012

Fascinated by the optimism of the 1950s, Stephen Bulger has long considered 1955 to be the epitome of this era, so often mythologized and made nostalgic in North American mass media.

This exhibition contains works by various makers, all photographed in 1955, displaying many different approaches to photography:

1955 begins with Larry Morris’ photograph of The Times Square New Year's Eve Party welcoming in 1955, which was the 50th anniversary of the first celebration at One Times Square.


Larry C. Morris, New Year's Eve in Times Square, NY, December 31, 1954 © Larry Morris / The New York Times


Charles Swedlund, a twenty year old native of Chicago who had graduated from the famed Institute of Design and, in 1955, delved into an intense year of image making. On exhibit are selections of his multiple exposures from the series called “Chicago,” as well as selections from his series “Firefighters.”



Charles Swedlund, Chicago, circa 1955
© Charles Swedlund





Charles Swedlund, Untitled, circa 1955
© Charles Swedlund


George S. Zimbel travelled America in 1955 and received an assignment to photograph New Orleans. His take on the city was a rawer look than was wanted by the client, who offered only a ‘kill fee’ after seeing the photographs. Images from this series have been acquired by major museums around the world, and were published as Bourbon Street, New Orleans 1955 [les éditions du passage, 2006.]. This trip confirmed George’s love of Elaine Sernovitz, to whom he proposed from El Paso. They rendezvoused in New Orleans and were married there on Feb 3, 1955.



George S. Zimbel, Woman at the Bar, Bourbon St., New Orleans, 1955

The exhibition also offers glimpses of life in 1955, and fine examples of photographic practice by these makers: Dr.Harold Edgerton; Elliot Erwitt; Dave Heath; André Kertész, O. Winston Link; Angus McBean; W. Eugene Smith; Frederick Sommer; Dennis Stock; and Gabor Szilasi.



Elliott Erwitt, Santa Monica, California, 1955
© Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos


The exhibition also includes the wedding portrait of Murray and Jane Bulger, who were married on February 19, 1955, and to whom this exhibition is lovingly dedicated.



Murray & Jane Bulger, February 19th, 1955


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3:00 PM

January 21
OKLAHOMA
Dir. Fred Zinnermann (USA: 1955) 145 min.

January 28
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
Dir. John Sturges (USA: 1955) 81 min.

February 4
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Dir. Billy Wilder (USA: 1955) 105 min.

February 11
THE DESPERATE HOURS
Dir. William Wyler (USA: 1955) 112 min.

February 18
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
Dir. Nicholas Ray (USA: 1955) 111 min.

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January 21, 3:00 pm

OKLAHOMA!

Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1955), 145 min. Oklahoma is a musical film based on the musical play from 1943 originally written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film is set in Oklahoma in the early 1900’s and the main plot is based around two love triangles. Curly (played by Gordon MacRae) is a cowboy who has feelings for Laurey (played by Shirley Jones) but the relationship takes a turn when a farmhand, Judd, is hired and tries to come between their relationship. The other love triangle involves Ado Annie. She is torn between her feelings for Will, a local cowboy, and Ali, a traveling peddler.

The film won two Academy Awards; Best Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) and Best Sound (Recording.) The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography (Colour) and Best Film Editing. The film includes songs such as "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin',” “People Will Say We're In Love,” and “Oklahoma!”

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz featured in recent publications

Dona Schwartz has been featured in a four page spread in the January 2012 issue of Elle Men (China) which includes 9 portraits of empty nesters from her photographic series, "On the Nest".

In addition, METRO magazine has published an article about Schwartz entitled "Extra Ordinary: Photographer Dona Schwartz's portrayals of day-to-day life are anything but average." It appears in the January 2012 issue of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota based publication.

"They say the third time’s a charm, but Dona Schwartz refused to rely on mere luck when culling photos for her 2011 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize submission. After coming painstakingly close to qualifying for the esteemed award in 2007 and 2010, the Minneapolis-based photographer decided to play to her audience a bit..." - David Jarnstrom, METRO Magazine

To view the full METRO article: www.subscribe.metromag.com/article/arts/extra-ordinary

Dona Schwartz's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=94

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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January 14, 3:00pm

NASHVILLE

Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1975), 159 min Nashville is an award-winning American film that portrays the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. The lives of 24 main characters, including Connie White, a glamorous country singer, and Glenn Kelly, a peculiar Vietnam War veteran, are interwoven into a film that is at once political and comedic.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gallery Artist Larry Towell exhibition at Michael Gibson Gallery

The opening for Larry Towell's exhibition "Close to Home" is on Saturday January 21st, 2012 from 2-4pm at the Michael Gibson Gallery in London, Ontario. He will be present and signing copies of his book The World from My Front Porch. This exhibition will be on display until February 4th, 2012.

Details
Larry Towell: Close to Home
January 6 - February 4th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21st, 2-4pm
Michael Gibson Gallery (157 Carling Street, London, Ontario)

For more information: www.gibsongallery.com/exhibitions

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=15

Gallery Artist Robert Burley quoted in CTV News article


Kodak could soon file for bankruptcy


"Shares in photography icon Kodak fell to a record low after reports the company is preparing for a Chapter 11 filing sometime 'in the coming weeks.'

A report in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal said Kodak's future is looking less promising by the day, leading investors to get rid of Eastman Kodak Co. stock by the droves. It said the company was readying to file unless it sold 1,100 digital-imaging patents that it has been trying to get rid of for months..." - Josh Visser, CTVNews.ca Staff

To read the full article: m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120105/Kodak-file-for-bankruptcy-in-coming-weeks-120105.html

Robert Burley's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

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January 14, 3:00pm

NASHVILLE

Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1975), 159 min Nashville is an award-winning American film that portrays the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. The lives of 24 main characters, including Connie White, a glamorous country singer, and Glenn Kelly, a peculiar Vietnam War veteran, are interwoven into a film that is at once political and comedic.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Leonard Brooks, artist, musician and husband of photographer, Reva Brooks, remembered


Canadian war artist made Mexico his home

"For all the ways in which Leonard Brooks was celebrated – as landscape painter, war artist, dean of a Mexican art colony, creator of abstract collages and tapestries, music school director and author of eight books for the working artist – the slights he felt from his native Canada proved a powerful counterforce throughout his life..." - Philip Fine, The Globe and Mail

To read the full article pick up today's issue of The Globe and Mail (page S8) or online: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-war-artist-leonard-brooks-100-made-mexico-his-home/article2299514/

Reva Brooks' Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=19

Gallery Artist Cynthia Grieg's photographs at photo l.a.

From January 12-16, 2012, DNJ Gallery will be showing Cynthia Grieg's photographs at photo l.a. The fair includes local and international galleries exhibiting vintage masterworks, contemporary photography, video and multimedia installations. The 21st Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition is currently on view at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. DNJ Gallery can be found at the fair in Booth Number B-400.

Details
photo l.a.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California
January 12-16, 2012

For more information on photo l.a.: www.photola.com/

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

Gallery Artist Alex Webb review in The New Yorker


"ALEX WEBB


A survey of Webb’s color photographs from the past thirty years shows him to be remarkably consistent but never formulaic. His subjects—found throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and elsewhere—are landscapes with people scattered across the frame in arrangements so arresting and invigorating it’s hard to believe that Webb didn’t stage them...." - The New Yorker

To view the full New Yorker article: www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/2012/01/09/120109goar_GOAT_art?currentPage=3

Alex Webb's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=103

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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January 7, 3:00 PM

CHINATOWN

Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min. JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.

Friday, January 6, 2012

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January 7, 3:00 PM

CHINATOWN

Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min. JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Save Library and Archives Canada

Stephen Bulger Gallery has great concern for what is happening at Library and Archives Canada. The CAUT has started a "Save Library and Archives Canada" campaign please see: http://www.savelibraryarchives.ca/