Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gallery Artist Fausta Facciponte featured on Trendland

"Thrift stores, garage sales, and online auctions were just a few of the places Facciponte found these relics of children's past, long forgotten by their owners. Through examining these objects, asking what their story is, where they come from, who owned them and who confided in them, the work creates an empathy within the viewer, adding to the experience the sense that the viewer themselves is likened to a material object." - Amanda Jakubik, Trendland

For Facciponte's feature on Trendland: trendland.net/fausta-faccipontes-doll-series/#

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March 31, 3:00 pm

RASHOMON

Dir. Akira Kurosawa (JAPAN: 1950), 88 min. Rashomon is a Japanese crime drama film set in the 12th century. The film opens with a woodcutter, a priest and a commoner in a wooden structure known as Rashomon gate, taking shelter from the rain. The three men discus their conflicting points of view about the trial of a notorious bandit and the incident involving the possible murder of a samurai who was found dead.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe Awarded a Juror's Choice Award

Scott Conarroe's series By Rail was recently awarded a Juror's Choice prize in Center's Project Competition. The Project Competition is an annual award for photographers working on documentary projects and fine-art series. There is a First Prize, ten Honorable Mentions and three Juror’s Choice awards. Paul Moakley, the Deputy Photo Editor from TIME magazine, selected Conarroe's series as his choice.


Gallery Artist Larry Towell featured on Time's Lightbox

Between 2008 and 2011 Larry Towell traveled to Afghanistan on five different occasions to document the ongoing conflict in the country. Towell created five videos during his time in Afghanistan, three of which can be viewed on Time's Lightbox website (link below). Towell's photographs from Afghanistan are currently on display in London, Ontario. Museum London will be exhibiting Larry Towell: Danger and Aftermath through April 1. These images will be published by Aperture in a book due for spring 2013.

For more information and videos: lightbox.time.com/2012/03/23/larry-towell/#end

For information on Larry Towell: Danger and Aftermath: www.museumlondon.ca/exhibitions:52

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Interview on Artspace with Stephen Bulger about the AIPAD Photography Show

Stephen Bulger was interviewed by Artspace chairman Christopher Vroom about this years AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory. The AIPAD Photography show opens today and will be open to the public until April 1st.

To read interview: www.artspace.com/collections/aipad_collection

For more information on the AIPAD Photography Show: www.aipad.com/photoshow/new-york

Join Us at the AIPAD Photography Show!

Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to announce our participation at the AIPAD Photography Show New York. Please visit us at Booth 400.

We will be featuring work by:

Benoit Aquin
Robert Bourdeau
Robert Burley
Scott Conarroe
Éliane Excoffier
Fausta Facciponte
Gilbert Garcin
Sunil Gupta
Joseph Hartman
Dave Heath
Clive Holden
André Kertész
Anthony Koutras
Alison Rossiter
Larry Towell


More than 75 of the world's leading photography art galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City's Upper East Side.

Location:
Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065-6122

For directions please click here.

Show Hours & Admission:
Show tickets are available for purchase at the Park Avenue Armory during Show hours.

Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$40 for four-day pass
Includes exhibition access for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus one catalogue (as available).

$25 for one-day pass
Includes exhibition access for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

$10 for one-day pass with valid student ID
Includes exhibition access for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Not applicable for faculty.

AIPAD 2012 Illustrated Catalogue & Membership Directory
$10 per catalogue if purchased separately during the Show.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

March 31, 3:00 pm

RASHOMON

Dir. Akira Kurosawa (JAPAN: 1950), 88 min. Rashomon is a Japanese crime drama film set in the 12th century. The film opens with a woodcutter, a priest and a commoner in a wooden structure known as Rashomon gate, taking shelter from the rain. The three men discus their conflicting points of view about the trial of a notorious bandit and the incident involving the possible murder of a samurai who was found dead.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Ryerson Image Centre Announces its Grand Opening Exhibition, Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection

Toronto, March 20, 2012 -- The Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto's newest cultural destination, will open its doors on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with a spectacular exhibition that features never before-seen works by eight of Canada's leading artists. Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection focuses on the Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 historic black and white photojournalistic prints, as seen through the eyes of internationally-renowned Canadian contemporary artists Stephen Andrews, Christina Battle, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Stan Douglas, Vera Frenkel, Vid Ingelevics, David Rokeby and Michael Snow....

For more information and to read the full press release: www.ryerson.ca/news/media/General_Public/20120320_mr_archivaldialogues.html

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta Recent Press

See the links below to view some articles about Sunil Gupta's latest exhibition "Sun City and Other Stories." The exhibition will be on display until April 15th, 2012 at the Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi. The articles are from publications The Hindu and Time Out Delhi.

The Hindu Article: www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/article3014546.ece

Time Out Delhi Article: www.timeoutdelhi.net/dilligate/Delhilocal_details.asp?code=271&source=1

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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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March 24, 3:00pm

THE WHITE RIBBON


Dir. Michael Haneke (GERMANY: 2009), 114 min. Focusing on a small Protestant German village and school in 1913, and leading up to the First World War, The White Ribbon describes the consequences of a series of mysterious and sinister crimes in the community over several months. The film is a study of the beginning of fascism resulting in a historical meditation on the origins of Nazism.

Friday, March 23, 2012

AIPAD Panel Discussions

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will be hosting panel discussions on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Tickets are $10 per person, per session. Tickets can be purchased at the Park Avenue Armory during AIPAD's hours. The panel discussions will be held at the Hunter West Building at Hunter College, at the corner of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The schedule is as follows:
10 am - A Conversation with Rineke Dijkstra
12 pm - Curator's Choice: Emerging Artists in Photography
2 pm - How to Collect Photographs: What Collectors Need to Know Now
4 pm - A Celebration of Francesca Woodman
6 pm - Italian Contemporary Photography

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gallery Artist Gerald Pisarzowski Upcoming Show in Houston, TX

Gerald Pisarzowski's exhibition Art and Alchemy will be opening this Saturday March 24, 2012 at John Cleary Gallery in Houston, Texas. Pisarzowski will be present for the opening reception which runs from 6 pm - 8 pm. The show will be on view until Saturday, April 21, 2012.

For more information: www.johnclearygallery.com

Benoit Aquin: Haïti

The gallery is pleased to present our second solo exhibition by Benoit Aquin, entitled, “Haïti,” which documents the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th, 2010 and the resiliency of people who have been plagued for decades with political and social unrest.

BENOIT AQUIN
Haïti

Exhibition Dates: March 31 – April 28, 2012
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, April 14, 2-5pm

On January 16th, four days after the earthquake, Benoit Aquin arrived in Haïti as a volunteer with the CECI (Centre for International Studies and Cooperation). For years, Aquin has sought to document and further understand the relationship between people and their environment and he knew that this journey would be instrumental to his personal and professional growth. Over the course of five different trips, Aquin documented what he describes as “a metaphor for the cycle of life.” On his first trip, he photographed at dusk where the blue-grey tone inherent to this time of day emphasized the unbearable atmosphere of death and was reminiscent of the sepia tone that pervaded Aquin’s images from his “Chinese Dust Bowl” series. The normally brimming and populated city streets of Port-au-Prince were destruction zones, with people isolated in its spaces. On his second visit, three months later, the affected atmosphere begins to dissipate and in his most recent images, scenes from carnival and of daily life depict a genuine exuberance; life celebrating a victory over death.


L'envolée, Port-au-Prince, Haïti, 2010

Aquin’s work has long been recognized for its formal beauty and documentary style, with attention devoted to detail and composition. In this series, his focus on colour and the vibrancy of the people in the face of a catastrophic disaster has helped him push into new formal boundaries, which verge on abstraction. His highly informed and articulate work addresses the ever shifting complexities of global concerns ranging from Nicaragua’s pesticide crimes, the melting ice flows in Northern Canada to China’s desertification disaster. Aquin is currently working on a project about the world food crisis.



Sans-titre, Jacmel, Haïti, 2010

In 2008, Aquin (b. Montréal, 1963) won the inaugural Prix Pictet for his “Chinese Dust Bowl” series, which was published as a monograph, Far East, Far West, by les éditions du passage in 2009. His work can be found in the prominent collections of Museum of Contemporary Canadian Photography, Ottawa; Musée National de beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec City; the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal; Art Bank of Canada, Ottawa; amongst others.

This project was made possible with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.



Cérémonie II, Souvenance, Haïti, 2011


FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM


Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Benoit Aquin.

March 31
RASHOMON
Dir. Akira Kurosawa (JAPAN: 1950), 88 min.

April 7
LES ORDRES
Dir. Michel Brault (CANADA: 1974), 109 min.

April 14
SEVEN SAMURAI
Dir. Akira Kurosawa (JAPAN: 1954), 207 min.

April 21
THE THIN RED LINE
Dir. Terrence Malick (USA: 1998), 170 min.

April 28
MAN ON WIRE
Dir. James Marsh (UK: 2008), 94 min.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

March 24, 3:00pm

THE WHITE RIBBON


Dir. Michael Haneke (GERMANY: 2009), 114 min. Focusing on a small Protestant German village and school in 1913, and leading up to the First World War, The White Ribbon describes the consequences of a series of mysterious and sinister crimes in the community over several months. The film is a study of the beginning of fascism resulting in a historical meditation on the origins of Nazism.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Speaking at The Photographic Historical Society of Canada

Tomorrow at 7pm, Pietropaolo will be the guest speaker at The Photographic Historical Society of Canada. He will be talking about his latest series Invisible No More: A Photographic Chronicle of the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Details
March 21st, 7:0pm
Photographic Historical Society of Canada
North York Central Library, Memorial Hall (Gold Room)

For more information: http://phsc.ca/camera/?p=1875

Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=6

Monday, March 19, 2012

Finding Your Vision - A Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will be having a workshop in New York from May 20-25, 2012. The workshop will take place at the Caption Gallery in Brooklyn.

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way. Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically. This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. The workshop will also include an Adobe Lightroom tutorial.

For more information: http://events.magnumphotos.com/workshop/finding-your-vision-workshop-alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb

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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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March 17, 3:00pm – Double Feature

UN CHIEN ANDALOU

Dir. Luis Buñuel (France: 1929), 16 min. This short film is a silent surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dali. The film is shown in a dream like sequence and does not follow a plot line.

THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE

Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski (FRANCE: 1991), 98 min. The film is about two women, who were born the same day and live in different countries, but somehow live interconnected lives. One of the main characters Véronique, lives in France and the other character, Weronika, lives in Poland. Their lives have many similarities, from their identical looks, to different experiences they have throughout the film.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Workshop at the Image Permanence Institute

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York will be holding a five day workshop on "Aesthetics, Craft, and Care of the Fine Art Digital Print". The lecture and hands-on style workshop will be held from July 30 - August 3, 2012. The cost of the workshop is $1,595.

The workshop would be appropriate for Fine Art Printmakers, Contemporary Photographers, Contemporary Photograph Collectors, Museum and Archive Professionals, Photograph Conservators and Photography Educators.

For further information visit the IPI's website here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo public seminar tomorrow

Italian born and currently based in Toronto, Vincenzo Pietropaolo is a documentary photographer whose subject matter includes Italian immigrant life in Canada, religious street rituals, migrant farm workers, health care, political protest, the labour movement, immigrant gardens, urban social issues, and architecture. Pietropaolo will be holding a public seminar tomorrow, Friday March 16, 2012, at York University's Keele Campus. The talk will run from 12 pm - 1:30 pm. It will be held in the Health Nursing & Environmental Studies Building in Room 142.

Details
Vincenzo Pietropaolo Public Seminar

York University, Keele Campus
Health Nursing & Environmental Studies (HNES) Building
Room 142

Friday March 16, 2012
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Gallery Artist John Lucas at FotoFest 2012

John Lucas will be exhibiting his Soviet Restaurant Polaroids in Houston, Texas in participation with the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. The images will be on display at t'afia restaurant and lounge from March 22, 2012 until April 21, 2012.

Details
John Lucas
Soviet Restaurant Polaroids

t'afia Restaurant
3701 Travis, Houston, Texas, 77002

On view from March 22, 2012 - April 21, 2012
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 4 pm - 10 pm

Opening Reception
Thursday March 22, 2012, 5 pm - 7 pm


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA - DOUBLE FEATURE

March 17, 3:00pm – Double Feature

UN CHIEN ANDALOU

Dir. Luis Buñuel (France: 1929), 16 min. This short film is a silent surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dali. The film is shown in a dream like sequence and does not follow a plot line.

THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE

Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski (FRANCE: 1991), 98 min. The film is about two women, who were born the same day and live in different countries, but somehow live interconnected lives. One of the main characters Véronique, lives in France and the other character, Weronika, lives in Poland. Their lives have many similarities, from their identical looks, to different experiences they have throughout the film.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

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March 10, 3:00pm

ZABRISKIE POINT

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (USA: 1970), 110 min. This is a film about late sixties America, portrayed through two students Daria and Mark. Daria is an anthropology student helping a developer build a community in the Los Angeles desert. She is driving across California to Arizona to meet the developer of the project. Mark is a drop out who is wanted on murder charges, he hijacks a plane and lands it at the Zabriske point.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter lecture at the International Center of Photography

On November 30, 2011 Alison Rossiter took part in the International Center of Photography's lecture series. The talk is now available to watch online.


Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter profiled on La Lettre de la Photographie

"Alison Rossiter elicits found and latent imagery (left by fingerprints, moisture, humidity, or accidental exposure) from expired photographic papers without the use of a camera." - La Lettre de la Photographie

Alison Rossiter currently has work on view at the New York Public Library in a group show called "Photography and Ruin". The exhibition will be up until May 6, 2012.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gallery Artist Larry Towell's "Faces of the Taliban"

Magnum photographer Larry Towell has been taking photographs in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2011. With the aid of an Afghan journalist Towell was able to capture images of the Taliban. His work is set to be compiled by Aperture Books and published in 2013.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

March 10, 3:00pm

ZABRISKIE POINT

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (USA: 1970), 110 min. This is a film about late sixties America, portrayed through two students Daria and Mark. Daria is an anthropology student helping a developer build a community in the Los Angeles desert. She is driving across California to Arizona to meet the developer of the project. Mark is a drop out who is wanted on murder charges, he hijacks a plane and lands it at the Zabriske point.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Join Us for Opening Night - The AIPAD Photography Show New York

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers invites you to preview The AIPAD Photography Show New York at the AIPAD Opening Night Gala to benefit inMotion.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
from 5 to 9 in the evening

The AIPAD Photography Show New York
Park Avenue Armory • Park Avenue at 67th Street

5 to 9 p.m. • 250 USD
Includes entry for one person, one four-day Show pass, and one copy of the AIPAD catalogue

7 to 9 p.m. • 100 USD
Includes entry for one person and one, one-day Show pass


To purchase tickets online, please visit: aipad.prod.itswebs.com/order.cfm
For more informaiton: www.aipad.com/photoshow/new-york

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York

Sanaz Mazinani will be featured in an exhibition entitled Apocalist, showcasing artists' projects regarding the end of the world. Apocalist "aims to elucidate the sense of direction, disorder, celebration, or disdain generated by real or invented global or personal assumptions of calamity". Mazinani will be showing a variant installation of "When We Start to Love War", originally installed for her first year MFA show at Stanford University.

Details
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
New York City's first curator-driven art fair

Old School, 233 Mott Street (at Prince Street), New York, New York, 10012

Press Preview
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 5 pm

Preview
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 6 pm - 9 pm

Daily Hours
March 8 - 10, 2012, 12 pm - 9 pm
Sunday March 11, 2012, 12 pm - 6 pm

For more information: www.springbreakartshow.com

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Article about Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo in Tandem Magazine

"Photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo at The McMichael Tree Project"
By Rosanna Bonura

"Independent and self-taught documentary photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been active in the industry since the 70’s but it wasn’t until 1992 that he pursued a full time career in photography. Prior to that, he held a successful 15-year career as town planner in the community division working with small groups of people and communities who had concerns about their neighbourhoods like industrial pollution or transportation...." - Tandem Magazine, by Rosanna Bonura

To read full article: www.corrieretandem.com/viewstory.php?storyid=11962&page=1

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

Gallery Preparator Josh Morden interviewed on Knock Twice Blog

Gallery preparator Josh Morden was interviewed about his position at the gallery on Knock Twice Blog. The interview goes into detail about his job, skills required and much more. The interview was conducted by Erika Jacobs.

To read full article: www.knocktwiceblog.com/2012/03/02/thats-a-job-preparator/

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gallery Artist Fausta Facciponte Interview on ArtSync

Be sure to click the link below to watch an interview with Fausta Facciponte about her work and the exhibition at the gallery last September. The interview was conducted by Barbara Isherwood from ArtSync and originally aired September 30th, 2011.

To watch full video: http://vimeo.com/29752813

Fausta Facciponte Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=134

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March 3, 3:00pm

BLOW-UP

Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (UK: 1966), 111 min. This film is about a London Fashion photographer Thomas (played by David Hemmings.) He takes images of a couple in the park one afternoon and the subject in the photos is not impressed that she was photographed. The woman in the images begs for the film, but intrigued, Thomas gives her different roll of film and goes to develop the film at his studio. He notices something suspicious in the background of the images. As he blows up the images larger and uncovers details, he realizes that he may have photographed a murder.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in current EXIT Magazine

"We live in a society that needs to document everything, from the birth of a child to a popular uprising, an accident or a war, an illness or a party. Collective and personal experiences, everything becomes a document. Nowadays anyone with a camera, even a mobile phone, becomes the arbitrator of a reality that is dubious at the very least..." - Exit Magazine

EXIT's current issue (February/March/April 2012) covers the topic of "New Documentalism". Sunil Gupta's series "Exiles" and "Mr. Malhotra's Party" are featured within the sixteen portfolios in this issue.

EXIT Magazine's Website: www.exitmedia.net

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

Save the Date - April 25th, 2012

The Robert Giard Foundation will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on April 25th, 2012. The event will be a cocktail reception with Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming. Proceeds from the event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship. The event will take place in New York from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Details
Robert Giard Foundation 10th Anniversary
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
6:30 PM – 8 PM
New York City

For more information on the foundation: www.robertgiardfoundation.org/

Robert Giard Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=113

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter's photographs at the New York Public Library

Alison Rossiter's photographs will be included in a group exhibition entitled "Photography and Ruin", on view at the New York Public Library. The show will be on display from March 2, 2012 - May 6, 2012. "This exhibition, a rumination on photography and ruin, presents works that themselves reflect on photography's particular connection to the ephemeral, mutability, and decay".


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

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson mentioned in Art Sync review

Gallery artist Sarah Anne Johnson currently has work on view at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA). Art Sync's Kate Fane reviewed the exhibition, describing Johnson's photographs as "the most visually arresting".