Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman exhibition "Return"

Joseph Hartman's solo exhibition Return will open at the Maclaren Art Centre this Saturday.  The exhibition will run from June 2nd, 2012 to September 9th, 2012. The reception will by on Thursday, June 14th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

For more information: http://maclarenart.com/exhibitions/joseph-hartman-return

Joseph Hartman Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=131

Gallery Artist Gilbert Garcin “Mr. G” Exhibition in Turkey


Garcin “includes real objects that cast real shadows; stones, mud, sand and string. He plays with scale creating optical illusions that somewhat become reality.  A photograph within a photograph, a frame within a frame.  He stages himself in the photographs where he shares his own interpretations and reflections with the viewer.”  - La Lettre de la Photographie

Mr. G is running from May 10th until June 30th at the Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul and is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Turkey.

For more information: www.lalettredelaphotographie.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vogue Italia Interviews Gallery Artist Alex Webb

The exhibition, The Suffering of Light at Forma in Milan, covers thirty years of work by gallery artist Alex Webb.  It showcases photographs taken in Haiti, the Caribbean, Mexico, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, and Brazil, as well as, Russia and New EnglandThe Suffering of Light will be on display until June 17th.


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June 2, 3:00pm

WHY WE FIGHT


Dir. Eugene Jarecki (USA: 2005) 98 min.   Why We Fight is a documentary film about the American military-industrial complex. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, the film explores the military’s influence on foreign policy and daily life in America.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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May 26, 3:00pm

THE FOG OF WAR

Dir. Errol Morris (USA: 2003), 95 min.   The Fog of War is an American documentary film about the life of former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. With an original score by Philip Glass, the film illustrates McNamara’s observations of the nature of modern warfare. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gallery Artist Jeff Thomas in Winnipeg Free Press

  
"A meditation on missing role models"

"WHAT It Is: A photograph by Ottawa-based artist and curator Jeff Thomas, snapped in an alley off Winnipeg's Albert Street in 1990. This tough but strangely tender black-and-white image anchors Father's Day, a show of Thomas's photo-based works now on view at Urban Shaman...." - Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press
 
To read full article: www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/a-meditation-on-missing-role-models-152134885.html

Jeff Thomas Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=100

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig exhibition "Nature Morte"

Cynthia Greig currently has an exhibition on display at the DNJ Gallery in Santa Monica titled Nature Morte. This exhibition will be on display until June 2nd. 

An interview with Greig is in the May 2012 issue of BLINK Magazine.

For more information on Nature Morte: www.dnjgallery.net/current.html

Cynthia Greig: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=105

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in Group Exhibition at Anchorage Museum

Johnson is included in the group exhibition titled "True North: Contemporary Art of Circumpolar North" on display now at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.  The exhibition includes work by 39 artists and includes photographs, films and multi-media installations.  True North will be on display until September 9th.

For more information: www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/true_north

Article from JuneauEmpire.com: http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-05-17/true-north-opens-anchorage-museum#.T7zov1KuqhE

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One is Less than Three - an International Art Collaboration Event Tonight

 I <3 is photographs, video, performance, and live image transmission from OCAD U (Toronto), Chung-Ang U (Seoul, South Korea), and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland). These collaborative works virtually interpret physical space, collapsing distances and addressing idiosyncrasies of communication across cultures. International Art Collaborations (INTAC) is dedicated to experiential art interactions between students. This event follows an exhibition from April 2011 at the Tampere Art Factory.

Details
INTAC - International Art Collaborations
OCAD University, Great Hall
Wednesday, May 23
6:00 - 10:00pm

For more information: http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/events/799

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May 26, 3:00pm

THE FOG OF WAR

Dir. Errol Morris (USA: 2003), 95 min.   The Fog of War is an American documentary film about the life of former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. With an original score by Philip Glass, the film illustrates McNamara’s observations of the nature of modern warfare. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

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May 19, 3:00pm

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo (ITALY: 1966), 121 min.   Commissioned by the Algerian government, The Battle of Algiers is a critically acclaimed film based on the Algerian War against the French Government in North Africa. The film is a highly dramatic commentary on urban warfare and the organization of a guerrilla movement. The Battle of Algiers won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for three Academy Awards. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in Canadian Art


"Public: Big Ambitions"

"As one of the primary exhibitions for the 2012 Contact Photography Festival, “Public: Collective Identity | Occupied Spaces” is an ambitious offering. Featuring an impressive list of 16 Canadian and international artists, the exhibition is divided between its two co-presenting venues: the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the University of Toronto Art Centre...." - Canadian Art, Charlene K. Lau

To read full article: www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2012/05/10/contact-mocca-utac-public-collective-identity/

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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May 19, 3:00pm

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo (ITALY: 1966), 121 min.   Commissioned by the Algerian government, The Battle of Algiers is a critically acclaimed film based on the Algerian War against the French Government in North Africa. The film is a highly dramatic commentary on urban warfare and the organization of a guerrilla movement. The Battle of Algiers won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Berenice Abbott Catalogue Launch

The Jeu de Paume and the Ryerson Image Centre have produced an in-depth catalogue edited by Dr. Morel to accompany the exhibition. A catalogue launch event, “Gaëlle Morel In Conversation With Blake Fitzpatrick,”  has been co-organized by the Ryerson Image Centre and This is not a Reading Series (TINARS), and will be  presented with the Stephen Bulger Gallery and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival on Tuesday, May 22, 5-7 p.m.. Professor Blake Fitzpatrick will interview Dr. Morel about the practice of curation and the art of Berenice Abbott. The event will include a book signing and opening remarks by Doina Popescu, Director of the Ryerson Image Centre. Admission is free.

Details
Catalogue Launch: Gaëlle Morel In Conversation With Blake Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gallery Artist Robert Bourdeau in Group Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada

Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature At the National Gallery of Canada

"Nature has been an enduring subject for artists for millennia and across all cultures. From the bulls painted in the Lascaux caves and Palace of Knossos, to the garden frescoes at Pompeii, Dutch still lifes, 19th-century botanical studies and 21st-century land art projects, nature has been either a simple fact of life or a source of curiosity, consolation and spiritual regeneration...." - National Gallery Press Release

Robert Bourdeau will be discussing his work, along with Lorraine Gilbert, on Friday, June 15th at 12:15pm.

Details
Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature 
The National Gallery of Canada
(380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario)
May 11 - September 9, 2012

For more information: www.gallery.ca/en/about/1308.php

Robert Bourdeau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=119

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THE INVISIBLE PRESENT
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran

The Invisible Present organized by Sanaz Mazinani and presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, is the first screening of Iranian video art in Toronto. The series which was conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkinggallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. This particular program of two forty minute presentations highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

The program will be followed by a Question & Answer period with Curator, AmirAli Ghasemi and artists, Mani Mazinani, Taimaz Moslemian and Sona Safaei.

Abbas Akhavan | Amirali Ghasemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Gelare Khoshgozaran | Mani Mazinani | Payam Mofidi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Taimaz Moslemian | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Shadi Noyani | Shirin Sabahi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi |

3:00 pm  PART 1 (45 mins)
Anahita Hekmat Apparition IV & V (3 min)
Zeynab Izadyar Cut (1 min)
Gelare Khoshgozaran Why (15 min)
Amirali Mohebbinejad  Calm Town (6 min)
Taimaz Moslemian Beard (4 min)
Tara Najd Ahmadi  Measuring the Level of Resisitance (4 min)
Shadi Noyani The Iron Heel (4 min)
Shirin Sabahi Swede Home (14 min)
Sona Safaei Decenter (1 min)

Intermission:

4:00 pm PART 2 (40 mins)
Abbas Akhavan August 2006 (8 min)
Amirali Ghasemi Coughing and a bit of Scratching (3 min)
Mani Mazinani Screen Scene (14 min)
Payam Modifi Poeticide (11 min)
Sona Safaei Alphabet & Grid (2 min)
Bahar Samadi The Memory (2 min)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friends of Anton: Raising Funds for the 3 Children of Anton Hammerl

An auction of contemporary photojournalism prints hosted by Christiane Amanpour will take place at Christie's, New York on May 15, 2012.  The proceeds from the auction will help to raise funds for the 3 children of Anton Hammerl, photojournalist killed in Libya last year. 

What You Can Do
1. Attend The Auction
Join us for an evening of art and friendship. Meet photographers, enjoy drinks and acquire a print by an acclaimed photojournalist. Pay what you can tickets.

2. Place An Absentee Bid
If you can't be in New York on May 15th you can still bid on a print by filling in our absentee bid form and sending it in ahead of time. We can even set up a few telephone bid for the live auction.

3. Make a Donation
All donations (-5% to cover admin costs & PayPal fees) go to help secure the future of Anton's 3 kids. Thanks to RWB, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law.   Donate

4. Become a Sponsor
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities that will allow you to support this one-of-a-kind cause and effectively associate your brand with this prestigious event at Christie's.

5. Volunteer

If you know photo collectors or anyone that might be interested in attending, send us their contact information. If you want to help out on the 15th get in touch - it's the best way to get in for free!

For more information: www.friendsofanton.org

Anton's Story: www.friendsofanton.org/anton-hammerls-story/

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman included in Flash Forward 2012

Joseph Hartman is a winner of The Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photographers exchange, now in its 8th year. See the link below to view a full list of winners from Canada, US and the UK.

For more information: www.magentafoundation.org/books/flash-forward-2012

Joseph Hartman's Artist page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=131

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gallery Artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo Artist Talk Tomorrow

Vincenzo Pietropaolo will be giving an artist talk tomorrow at 7:30pm at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  His exhibition Harvest Pilgrims: Migrant Farm Workers in Canada will be on display until May 20th, 2012.

Details
Artist Talk - Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm
Exhibition - April 7 - May 20th, 2012
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario

For more information: www.theag.ca/pages/exhibitions.php#MicheleCoslettGoodman:NightGarden

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

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THE INVISIBLE PRESENT
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran

The Invisible Present organized by Sanaz Mazinani and presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, is the first screening of Iranian video art in Toronto. The series which was conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkinggallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. This particular program of two forty minute presentations highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

The program will be followed by a Question & Answer period with Curator, AmirAli Ghasemi and artists, Mani Mazinani, Taimaz Moslemian and Sona Safaei.

Abbas Akhavan | Amirali Ghasemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Gelare Khoshgozaran | Mani Mazinani | Payam Mofidi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Taimaz Moslemian | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Shadi Noyani | Shirin Sabahi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi |

3:00 pm  PART 1 (45 mins)
Anahita Hekmat Apparition IV & V (3 min)
Zeynab Izadyar Cut (1 min)
Gelare Khoshgozaran Why (15 min)
Amirali Mohebbinejad  Calm Town (6 min)
Taimaz Moslemian Beard (4 min)
Tara Najd Ahmadi  Measuring the Level of Resisitance (4 min)
Shadi Noyani The Iron Heel (4 min)
Shirin Sabahi Swede Home (14 min)
Sona Safaei Decenter (1 min)

Intermission:

4:00 pm PART 2 (40 mins)
Abbas Akhavan August 2006 (8 min)
Amirali Ghasemi Coughing and a bit of Scratching (3 min)
Mani Mazinani Screen Scene (14 min)
Payam Modifi Poeticide (11 min)
Sona Safaei Alphabet & Grid (2 min)
Bahar Samadi The Memory (2 min)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Interview

" The Expanded Ecologies of Sarah Anne Johnson – Momoko Allard"

"Beginning with her summers tree planting in northern Manitoba, Sarah Anne Johnson has been using photography mixed with other media to capture and interpret the firsthand experiences of her journeys and the people and environment around her. In the most magical moments of her work, photos of real people meld into their tiny, hand-sculpted counterparts, and the contrived shadows of shoebox-sized forests take on the full depth of the true wild.... " - Momoko Allard

To read full interview: http://nomorepotlucks.org/

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani a Must-see Show

NOW magazine has listed Sanaz Mazinani's exhibition titled Frames of the Visible as a must see show in Toronto. 

For more information: www.nowtoronto.com/daily/news/story.cfm?content=186505

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

Saturday, May 5, 2012

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May 5, 3:00pm

CATCH-22
Dir. Mike Nichols (USA: 1970), 122 min.

Catch-22 is a 1970 war film adapted from the book by Joseph Heller with the same name.  The film is a satirical war film and a black comedy.  Captain Yossarian (played by Alan Arkin) is a United States Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier who is stationed on the Mediterranean island of Pianosa during WWII.  He finds himself in a catch-22 when he sees his co workers dying flying the planes and tries to escape.

Friday, May 4, 2012

April 25 - A Night To Remember! 2nd Annual Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship Benefit.

The Board of Directors of The Robert Giard Foundation thanks its many supporters and friends who joined us on Wednesday, April 25th, at the home of our generous hosts, Joanna and Jonathan Cole, for the 2nd Annual Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship Benefit.

A hearty thanks to our guest of honor, actor Alan Cumming, who spoke of how he values the work the Giard Foundation supports:  visual art that testifies to the real experience of lives lived across the sexual spectrum.  And we were charmed to learn from him that some people still think LGBT is shorthand for a sandwich order!

 We hope you all got to see the preview of Giard Fellow Yoruba Richen’s film The New Black.  We are counting the days until the completion and broadcast of this important documentary in Spring 2013! Although this project has just been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, we are glad to note that the Giard Foundation got there first—and helped Yoruba proceed at a crucial early stage of development.

Thanks to your funds and moral support, we will be selecting next year’s Robert Giard Fellowship winner in a couple of weeks.  So there is yet more exciting news to come as we celebrate this 10th anniversary year of The Robert Giard Foundation!

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe On The Cover Of Prefix Magazine

The cover of issue 25 of Prefix Photo magazine features an image by Scott Conarroe. The issue also has an article written by Robert Bean about Conarroe's series By Sea.

For more information: www.e-flux.com/announcements/prefix-photo-25-and-pascal-grandmaison/

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

May 5, 3:00pm

CATCH-22
Dir. Mike Nichols (USA: 1970), 122 min.

Catch-22 is a 1970 war film adapted from the book by Joseph Heller with the same name.  The film is a satirical war film and a black comedy.  Captain Yossarian (played by Alan Arkin) is a United States Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier who is stationed on the Mediterranean island of Pianosa during WWII.  He finds himself in a catch-22 when he sees his co workers dying flying the planes and tries to escape.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in Group Exhibition "Oh Canada"

Opening May 27, 2012. MASS MoCA will mount the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada. The exhibition, titled Oh, Canada, features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media.

Details
Oh Canada
May 27th 2012 - April 1 2013
Mass MoCA - 87 Marshall Street in North Adams, Massachusetts

For more information: www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=663

Sarah Anne Johnson's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72