Saturday, June 30, 2012

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June 30, 3:00PM

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

Dir. Kaige Chen (China: 1993), 171 min.  Adapted from the novel by Lilian Lee, Farewell My Concubine illustrates China’s political turmoil during the mid-20th century.  The film is based on the over fifty year friendship of two men who met as apprentices at the Peking Opera in 1924 Beijing, and the woman who comes between them.  Farewell My Concubine shared the top price at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1993.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in Group Exhibition at Jardins de Métis- Reford Gardens

A photograph by Sunil Gupta titled Khiyanur will be included in the group exhibition New Faces: Portraits from the Collection of the Canadian Council Art Bank.  The exhibition runs from June 2nd to September 30th, 2012 at the Jardins de Métis - Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Quebec.

For more information: www.jardinsdemetis.com

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in Anchorage Daily News

"Exhibits address what's real about art and the North

"The Cloud" will draw you into the third-floor galleries of the Anchorage Museum even if a big show of modern art isn't quite what you'd planned to see. The lumpy, floating installation is the first thing one sees in "True North: Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North," on display through Sept. 9...." - Mike Dunham, Anchorage Daily News

To read full article: www.adn.com/2012/06/23/2517713/three-exhibits-at-museum-address.html

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gallery Artist Elizabeth Siegfried solo exhibition "TERMINA"

When Elizabeth Siegfried stumbled upon a forgotten box of 16mm film at her family's beloved summer home near Algonquin Park, she knew she had discovered something truly special. The films, shot by her family between 1922 and 1945, primarily at the cottage, were in remarkably sound condition. She transferred them to digital video, downloaded them to her computer and created Termina, a photographic installation that
tells the story of her diminishing family tree and contemplates the ending of one branch of Siegfried's family lineage: her own.

Termina consists of four grids devoted to the leading women of each generation in Siegfried's family. The first three grids of historical imagery present her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother actively posing for the camera and caught candidly in sociable situations with family and friends at their summer home. The fourth grid consists of images of the artist taken between 1987 and 1992 and includes three recent self-portraits.

Termina addresses a reality that resonates with many people today. It asks questions and provokes dialogue about the choice to bear and raise children, the future of family in both personal and universal contexts and the emotional implications of these realities.

Details
TERMINA
The Art Space (Huntsville, Ontario)
July 6 - July 29 , 2012
For more information: www.huntsvilleartsociety.ca/exhibition-calendar.html

Elizabeth Siegfried Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=6

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June 30, 3:00PM

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

Dir. Kaige Chen (China: 1993), 171 min.  Adapted from the novel by Lilian Lee, Farewell My Concubine illustrates China’s political turmoil during the mid-20th century.  The film is based on the over fifty year friendship of two men who met as apprentices at the Peking Opera in 1924 Beijing, and the woman who comes between them.  Farewell My Concubine shared the top price at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1993.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gallery Artist Larry Towell - Canadian Forces Members at Afghanistan Show

"Captain Ben Lee and some of his colleagues from the Canadian Forces tell stories from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan at the ROM's show by two Magnum photographers: Larry Towell captures people caught in the conflict, and Donovan Wylie documents makeshift military architecture." - NOW Magazine

For more information: www.nowtoronto.com/daily/story.cfm?content=187457

Exhibition information: www.rom.on.ca/exhibitions/special/towell_wylie.php

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

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June 23, 3:00 PM – Double Feature

CHINA’S LOST GIRLS

National Geographic Society (USA: 2004), 43 min.   National Geographic Ultimate Explorer host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decades-old ''one-child policy,'' designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social, and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one quarter of all babies adopted from abroad come from China—and nearly all are girls. Ling joins families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, she shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses firsthand China's gender gap, its roots, and its possible repercussions.

CHINA’S SECRET MUMMIES


National Geographic Society (USA: 2007), 52 min.   In a remote Chinese desert, archaeologists have unearthed mummies that are thousands of years old, many with Indo-European features such as blond hair and blue eyes. Where did they come from? Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic explorer-in-residence and director of the National Geographic Genographic Project, goes on a mission to use advanced technology to decode the genetic identity of these unusually well-preserved mummies and open a unique window into the ancient migrations of mankind.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recent Press for Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi's New Book

Szilasi's new book titled Charlevoix 1970 is currently available for purchase. The book features text by Bertrand Carrière, Marcel Blouin, Jean O'Neil and David Harris. Recently articles have been published about the book in La Presse and Le Devoir.com, both in French. 

To read article in La Pressewww.lapresse.ca/arts/livres/201206/15/01-4535161-de-beaux-livres-pour-la-belle-saison.php

To read article in Le Devoir.com: http://www.ledevoir.com/culture/livres/347352/photographie-le-charlevoix-de-gabor-szilasi

Gabor Szilasi Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=4

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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June 23, 3:00 PM – Double Feature

CHINA’S LOST GIRLS

National Geographic Society (USA: 2004), 43 min.   National Geographic Ultimate Explorer host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decades-old ''one-child policy,'' designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social, and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one quarter of all babies adopted from abroad come from China—and nearly all are girls. Ling joins families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, she shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses firsthand China's gender gap, its roots, and its possible repercussions.

CHINA’S SECRET MUMMIES


National Geographic Society (USA: 2007), 52 min.   In a remote Chinese desert, archaeologists have unearthed mummies that are thousands of years old, many with Indo-European features such as blond hair and blue eyes. Where did they come from? Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic explorer-in-residence and director of the National Geographic Genographic Project, goes on a mission to use advanced technology to decode the genetic identity of these unusually well-preserved mummies and open a unique window into the ancient migrations of mankind.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Just As You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard - Panel Discussion and Exhibition Tour

The exhibition Just As You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard will be on display until June 30th at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Earlier in the month there was a panel discussion titled Through the Lens of Psychoanalysis: The Photographic Portraiture if Robert Giard.  The panel consisted of Ken Corbett, Muriel Dimen, Virginia Gouldner, Adrienne Harris and Hazel Ipp.  To watch the panel discussion: www.utac.utoronto.ca/watch/274-art-with-insight-panel

To watch the exhibition tour: www.utac.utoronto.ca/watch/272-exhibition-tour-robert-giard-just-as-you-are

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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gallery Artist Chris Coekin Winner of Best Photo Book for PDN's Photo Annual 2012

Coekin's book, The Altogether, is a winner in the best photo book category of PDN's photo annual 2012The images in the book are staged portraits of the employees at a factory that began manufacturing copper wire in 1834.  The factory has closed and the images look at the work and struggle of the workers. Another series of images in the book studies old manual tools that Coekin found.

For more information: www.pdnphotoannual.com/gallery/2012/?contest=books

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June 16, 3:00 PM

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM

Dir. John M. Stahl (USA: 1944), 137 min.   Based on the 1941 novel The Keys of the Kingdom is the chronicle of a young Scottish priest, Father Chisholm, who is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese from 1878 to 1938.  Over the sixty year period Father Chisholm comes across hostility, isolation, disease and poverty which both humble him, but also drives his determination to succeed

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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June 16, 3:00 PM

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM

Dir. John M. Stahl (USA: 1944), 137 min.   Based on the 1941 novel The Keys of the Kingdom is the chronicle of a young Scottish priest, Father Chisholm, who is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese from 1878 to 1938.  Over the sixty year period Father Chisholm comes across hostility, isolation, disease and poverty which both humble him, but also drives his determination to succeed.

Gallery Artist Phil Bergerson Solo Exhibition at Art Gallery of Windsor

The exhibition Shards of America by Phil Bergerson will be on display from June 22nd - September 2nd, 2012 at The Art Gallery of Windsor.  The images were taken through extensive travels across the United States and through Southern Ontario. "The resulting photographs capture the cultural detritus of everyday life, and the pastiche of remnants left over from generations past."

For more information: www.artgalleryofwindsor.com/exhibitions/upcoming/359

Phil Bergerson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=11

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Franz Rosenbaum


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Franz Rosenbaum.

Franz Rosenbaum was born in Cologne, Germany in 1929. He graduated from Economics at the University of Bonn. In 1952 he joined the German Diplomatic Service. His postings included: Singapore (Attaché) 1953 to 1956, Cyprus (Commercial Secretary) 1958 to 1963 and Toronto (Trade Commissioner) 1964 to 1975.

After a short posting to Chicago in 1976 he relinquished his diplomatic career and returned to Toronto to study Photojournalism, specializing in yachting, windsurfing and surfing photography. Travelling world wide he covered the major international events in this field.

 In 1979 he was named Canadian Photographer of the year at the Manisphere Exhibition in Winnipeg. The National Film Board of Canada purchased his winning photograph. In 1981 he was accepted as a member of the NPPA, the Professional Press Photographers Association of the United States and Canada. In 1984 he was awarded an Associate ship of the Royal Photographic Society in London, England in recognition of his photographic achievements. Then in 1985 he won the coveted RSP World Championship for a portfolio of windsurfing photographs of that prestigious society, a prize contested for by over two thousand entries from twenty eighty countries.

He was the recipient of a number of international awards. He won the Kodachrome Cup with a photograph of the French entry in the America’s Cup Competition in Freemantle Australia in 1987. In 1988 one of his pictures was selected Eastman Kodak for a four by seven foot display in the Professional Photographer’s Showcase at Disney World’s Epcot Centre. His photographs, including over one thousand covers and illustrated articles, have appeared in magazines, books and newspapers in Europe, North America and Australia.

He gave numerous lectures and slide shows on his highly specialized field of photography. His corporate clients included: Rolex, Mumm Champagne, Mercedes-Benz, Alcan, INCO, Shulton, IBM, PPG, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Canon, Hawker-Siddeley, Pitney Bows, and Timex. Some of his individual clients were: Baron Bich of BIC Corp. in France, Ted Turner of Turner Broadcasting in USA and Sir James Hardy of Hardy Wines in Australia.

His introduction to Jazz was quite accidental. Listening to radio stations on a crystal receiver in the fall of 1943 he occasionally was able to pick up a few bars of an intriguing rhythm that he had never heard before. They most probably originated from the American Forces Network, which started broadcasting in England that year. Two years later this network would be established in Germany and provide the answer: the broken up segments of music he had caught in 1943 were called the “Beat”. Now a regular listener of the AFN he became hooked on Jazz.

Although his photographic Jazz period extends only over three years (1964-1966) it was very productive. At the time Toronto was a hotbed of Jazz and he soon was able to establish himself on the jazz scene. Twice he covered the Newport Jazz Festival, for the Globe Magazine in 1965 and for the Telegram in 1966. His photographs have been published in magazines and newspapers in North America and Europe and the major recording companies have used his images on records and CDs. He has tried to capture the dedication of the artists that is mirrored in their faces as they find new ways of improvising with each performance. It is a spontaneous, creative process that is unique to jazz.

Franz Rosenbaum died on Saturday June 9, 2012 and is survived by his sons Martin and Richard.

Gallery Artist Robert Bourdeau Artist Talk this Friday at the National Gallery

Robert Bourdeau's photographs are included in the exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature At the National Gallery of Canada.  Bourdeau will be discussing his work, along with artist Lorraine Gilbert, this Friday at the National Gallery of Canada.  The talk will begin at 12:15pm and is included with gallery admission.


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

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in 'True North'

"‘True North’ Showcases Alaskan Contemporary Art at Anchorage Museum"

"It’s been three years in the making and contains works by more than 40 artists from Northern Countries. The Exhibit ‘True North’ opened at the Anchorage Museum in May. KSKA’s Daysha Eaton takes us inside the show which attempts to de-romanticize the North...." - Daysha Eaton, Alaskapublic.org

To read full article: www.alaskapublic.org/2012/05/31/true-north-showcases-alaskan-contemporary-art-at-anchorage-museum-2/

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

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gallery Artists William Eakin and Vid Ingelevics Included In Opening of Peel Art Gallery

"Peel Art Gallery to open new space in September"

"It's not just a renovated building — the new Peel Art Gallery is a spectacularly revamped space boasting the unique and successful marriage of modern, urban and heritage elements.

And, you'll get to see all 10,000-sq.-ft. of the impressive facility yourself starting Sept. 30..." - Ashley Goodfellow, Mississauga.com

To read full article: www.mississauga.com/what%27s%20on/article/1366486--peel-art-gallery-to-open-new-space-in-september

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

Vid Ingelevics Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=25


Saturday, June 9, 2012

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June 9, 3:00pm

THE WAR TAPES

Dir. Deborah Scranton (USA: 2006), 97 min.  The War Tapes is an American documentary, directed by Deborah Scranton and compiled from footage provided by several members of the National Guard in Iraq. It is the first documentary to be produced by American soilders themselves and provides viewers with an internal perspective on the complicated conflict in Iraq. The film won the prize for Best International Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 and the Best International Documentary at BRITDOC in July 2006.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Joseph F. Rock: China, Vintage Photographs from the National Geographic Image Collection

This is the gallery’s second exhibition featuring the National Geographic Image Collection. Our previous exhibition included photographs from around the world made by a variety of photographers, whereas this exhibition concentrates on a single maker, Dr. Joseph F. Rock (1884 – 1962).

JOSEPH F. ROCK
China, Vintage Photographs from the National Geographic Image Collection

Exhibition: June 16 – July 21, 2012
Reception: Thursday, June 21, 5-8pm

There were few more colourful expeditions than those undertaken by Rock in the 1920s to the far hinterlands of China. The eccentric Viennese-born botanist spent 27 years in the remote Tibetan borderlands collecting exotic plants and communing with spiritual lamas while dodging warlords and bandits. Through his photographs, Rock documented the hidden world of the Naxi and other peoples of this region.


Self-Portrait with Outlaw Escort, China, June 20, 1928
© Joseph F. Rock / National Geographic Image Collection

This exhibition features vintage B&W photographs, as well as modern enlargements, from some of his many Autochrome originals. The Autochrome is an early colour photography process patented by the Lumière brothers in France and first marketed in 1907. It remained the principal colour photography process before the advent of subtractive color film in the mid-1930s. The medium consists of a glass plate coated on one side with a random mosaic of microscopic grains of potato starch dyed red-orange, green and blue-violet (an unusual but functional variant of the standard red, green and blue additive colours) which act as colour filters.


Naxi Bodyguard, Tibet, circa 1924
© Joseph F. Rock / National Geographic Image Collection

Divided into sections, the photographs display the vast and mountainous terrain traversed by Rock and a glimpse into the manner with which he travelled; surrounded by his extensive library of books and phonograph recordings, dining in appropriate fashion, and relaxing in his own tub, all of which carried from place to place by a retinue of locals.



Joseph Rock’s porters haul a chest across the Yangtze River on a goatskin raft, Ta-ku, China, circa 1934
© Joseph F. Rock / National Geographic Image Collection

National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 35 million people each month. Is it the articles that have made National Geographic one of the world’s most popular journals? Yes, but above all it is their splendid photographic illustrations that are craved. The Society’s mission is “to inspire people to care about the planet.” National Geographic photographs are renowned for embodying the excitement of seeing crucial pieces of our diverse planet for the first time. For over a century, National Geographic photographers have visited new places with new perspectives and new equipment to capture astounding images.


Panoramic view of the Ka’akerpu Range, west of Atuntze, Chinese-Tibetan border, China, November 12, 1923
© Joseph F. Rock / National Geographic Image Collection

The National Geographic Society celebrates its 125th anniversary next January. Over the course of its history, the Society evolved into one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The Society was founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge.” National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. The National Geographic Channel reaches 310 million households in 34 languages in 165 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 13 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an educational program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.



A Subject of Muli King, China, circa 1924
© Joseph F. Rock / National Geographic Image Collection

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM


June 16
THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
Dir. John M. Stahl (USA: 1944), 137 min.

June 23 – Double Feature
CHINA’S LOST GIRLS
National Geographic Society (USA: 2004), 43 min.

CHINA’S SECRET MUMMIES
National Geographic Society (USA: 2007), 52 min.

June 30
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE
Dir. Kaige Chen (China: 1993), 171 min.

July 7 – Double Feature
FROM THE VAULT: Rare Vintage Footage from National Geographic Expeditions
National Geographic Society (USA: 2012) approximately 40 min.

SECRETS OF SHANGRI-LA
Dir. Liesl Clark, National Geographic Television and Film (USA: 2009), 50 min.

July 14
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS
Dir. Yimou Zhang (China: 2004), 119 min.

July 21

LIFE IN A DAY
Dir. Kevin MacDonald (USA: 2011), 95 min.

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival: The largest photography festival in the world

Click the link below to watch a video about this year's Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

To watch video: http://vimeo.com/42770113

For more information on Contact: http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review of Robert Bourdeau's book "The Station Point"

Station Point: Robert Bourdeau’s Unwitting Ode
Robert Bourdeau’s Unwitting Ode

"Canadians love their landscapes. Canadian photographer Robert Bourdeau earned recognition for his sprawling monochromatic pictures of natural terrain, transporting his audience into forest glens and parched gulleys, into the dazzling fractals of leaves and Ontario marshes...." - Lorette C. Luzajic, Art Nectar

To read full article: http://artnectar.com/2012/05/station-point-robert-bourdeaus-unwitting-ode/

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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June 9, 3:00pm

THE WAR TAPES

Dir. Deborah Scranton (USA: 2006), 97 min.  The War Tapes is an American documentary, directed by Deborah Scranton and compiled from footage provided by several members of the National Guard in Iraq. It is the first documentary to be produced by American soilders themselves and provides viewers with an internal perspective on the complicated conflict in Iraq. The film won the prize for Best International Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 and the Best International Documentary at BRITDOC in July 2006.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Condé Nast Traveller lists Stephen Bulger Gallery as a Highlight of Queen West

 24 hours in... Toronto

"The Canadian city's Queen Street West neighbourhood, which has long had a reputation of mixing cool creativity with historic charm, is shaking things up again. Carl Friedmann picks the highlights for a flying visit..."

To read the article: www.cntraveller.com/recommended/cities/24-hrs-in-toronto

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman Master Photography Class at the Maclaren Art Centre

On June 23rd, 2012 Joseph Hartman will be instructing a photography class at the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.  The class will include a personal tour of Hartman's solo exhibition Return, and will explore methods of outdoor photography with a short field trip.

Details
June 23, 2012 - 10:00 am
$45.00 non-members, $40.50 members (+ HST)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Materials not included.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

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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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Reminder: Upcoming 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.