Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley in Group Exhibition Look Attractive at UMKC Gallery in Kansas City

Look Attractive opens November 8th, 2012 and runs until January 14th, 2013.  The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 8, 5:00-7:00 pm.

For more information on the exhibition please visit: http://info.umkc.edu/art/umkcgallery/exhibitions/

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=89

After 25 Years The Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation Has Closed Its Doors


Curator and collector Ydessa Hendele has provided 25 years of viewing enjoyment of not only contemporary artworks, but also historical artifacts and “found” objects. The Ydessa Gallery is also responsible for launching the careers many Canadian artists including Jeff Wall, Ken Lum and Liz Magor.

We would like to thank Ydessa for her years of dedication to the Toronto Art Community and abroad and wish her the best success on the next chapter of her career.

To read the complete article from the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/end-of-an-era-ydessa-hendeles-has-closed-her-toronto-gallery-doors/article4775659/


Gallery Artists Reva Brooks and Vincenzo Pietropaolo included in the group exhibition Amor a la Mexicana at the AGO

Photographs by Reva Brooks and Vincenzo Pietropaolo will be included in the group exhibition Amor a la Mexicana from November 2-19, 2012 at the AGO's Art Rental + Sales Gallery, located at 481 University Avenue, Toronto.

The opening reception will take place on Friday November 2nd, Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), from 5 to 8pm.

For more information please visit: http://www.ago.net/amor-a-la-mexicana

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

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

Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley's Group Instillation Create, Observe, Perform is on at the Alkovi Gallery in Helsinki, Finland

Create, Observe, Perform is part of an exchange program between curators based in Cardiff, UK and Helsinki, Finland. Dawn Woolley's work, in collaboration with artist James Moore, will be exhibited until November 4th, 2012 at the Alkovi Gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information about the exhibition please visit: http://alkovi.linnake.net/

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=89

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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November 3, 3:00pm

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 find the love and beauty she is looking for.

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October 27, 3:00pm

LUST FOR LIFE

Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1956), 122 min.
Based on Irving Stone’s 1934 novel, Lust for Life is the biography of the tortured artistic Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh suffered from mental illness which caused him to repeatedly fail at many of his life choices. He fell short as a preacher to coal miners and then as a social activist. As well, he was rejected by a woman he obsessively loved. Theo Van Gogh, Vincent’s brother, played by actor James Donald, provided Van Gogh’s only stabilizing force in his life.

Friday, October 26, 2012

André Kertész Self-portraits Exhibition Opening Tomorrow


ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ
Self-portraits

Exhibition Dates: October 27 – November 24, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27, 2-5pm
Conversation in the Gallery: Saturday, October 27, 2:30pm. Join us for a conversation between Robert Gurbo, Curator of the Estate of André Kertész, and Stephen Bulger.

Selected from a collection of over 1,000 self-portraits, these images offer a fascinating glimpse into the psyche of one of photography’s early masters. In 1912, André Kertész received a small format glass plate camera from his mother as a high school graduation present. He and his younger brother Jeno delved into the medium by taking photographs of each other, as well as their family, friends and street scenes in and around Budapest. Shortly thereafter, Kertész hired a machinist who fashioned a small spring loaded device that he designed for his camera that enabled him to take self-portraits (Kertész later insisted that he had invented the world’s first self-timer for a camera).


Self-portrait as a soldier, Esta, Hungary
, 1915
When Kertész was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army in 1914, Jeno sent him an ICA Bebe camera, which had a magazine of seven plates that allowed him to work more fluidly. During this time he frequently took self-portraits that were sent home. In many of these photographs, Kertész would often pose in conversation with his fellow subjects; in an effort to make the images look natural, creating an atmosphere of interaction and comradery. In these photographs, Kertész skillfully becomes a participant and an observer from within the photograph. We often find him slightly off to the side, actively watching the image while it is being taken. This became a methodology that he would use time and again in the future. After returning home from the war, he floundered through various careers. Frustrated by his inability to find fulfilling work, he wrote in his diary, “I am a nobody.” However, he continued to produce photographs during this time, including various self-portraits where he would present himself posed in a variety of situations and occupations such as an artist, a country bumpkin, a successful business man, a scholar, a beekeeper and he even photographed himself in drag. In these self-portraits, Kertész appears to have used the medium in an effort to establish a personal identity and credibility – as if trying on different hats in an attempt to define himself. Despite living with a deep sense of self-doubt, Kertész, for the most part, presented himself as happy and successful in these photographs.


5 Rue de Vanves, Paris
, 1926
With great trepidation, and at the insistence of his girlfriend Elizabeth, whom he would later marry, a despondent Kertész moved to Paris in 1925 in hopes of establishing himself as a photographer. Although lonely, poor and wracked with self-doubt during his first years in Paris, Kertész made great efforts to convince his family otherwise. He sent home many self-portraits depicting himself as settled and successful. Seeing right through his pretense, his mother and family responded by urging him to return home for a hot meal, friendship and family.


Self Portrait with Camera
, 1936
Kertész moved to New York City in October of 1936 where he struggled professionally and personally for decades. Here his self portraiture became bifurcated; while many images illustrate his despondent nature, others present a more upbeat attitude – the latter clearly representing his hopes and aspirations rather than the hard reality that New York life had presented. During this time he also began to make what could only be defined as projected self-portraits – photographs of inanimate objects, buildings or even other people that he said reflected his state of mind and which he insisted were self-portraits. Lost Cloud, 1937, and Melancholic Tulip, 1939, are some of the better known photographs that he defined as such. Looking at his entire oeuvre with this notion in mind reveals a wealth of images that, while not strictly self-portraits, obviously represent self reflection and take on deeper meaning.


Melancholic Tulip, New York
, 1939
The autobiographical imprint of his work is explored in an essay by Robert Gurbo, Curator of the Estate of André Kertész, which will be featured in an upcoming publication about these remarkable photographs by this extraordinary artist.


October 8, 1981, Polaroid SX-70


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October 27


LUST FOR LIFE
Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1956), 122 min.

November 3


AMÉLIE
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 min
November 10


FRIDA
Dir. Julie Taymor (Mexico: 2002), 123 min.

November 17


ALICE NEEL DOCUMENTARY

Dir. Andrew Neel (USA: 2007), 81 min.

November 24


BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
Dir. James Crump (USA: 2007), 77 min.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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October 27, 3:00pm

LUST FOR LIFE

Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1956), 122 min.
Based on Irving Stone’s 1934 novel, Lust for Life is the biography of the tortured artistic Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh suffered from mental illness which caused him to repeatedly fail at many of his life choices. He fell short as a preacher to coal miners and then as a social activist. As well, he was rejected by a woman he obsessively loved. Theo Van Gogh, Vincent’s brother, played by actor James Donald, provided Van Gogh’s only stabilizing force in his life.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Former Editor of Art World Magazine Recommends Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson as a Top Winnipeg Artist


Paul Carey-Kent, former editor of Art World Magazine, includes gallery artist Sarah Anne Johnson in his blog regarding the most famous Winnipeg artists, were they are currently showing, and provides a more in depth profile. 

To read the posting: http://paulsartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/a-choice-from-winnipeg.html

Artist Page:  http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=72

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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October 27, 3:00pm

LUST FOR LIFE


Dir. Vincente Minnelli (USA: 1956), 122 min.
Based on Irving Stone’s 1934 novel, Lust for Life is the biography of the tortured artistic Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh suffered from mental illness which caused him to repeatedly fail at many of his life choices. He fell short as a preacher to coal miners and then as a social activist. As well, he was rejected by a woman he obsessively loved. Theo Van Gogh, Vincent’s brother, played by actor James Donald, provided Van Gogh’s only stabilizing force in his life.

Gallery Artist George S. Zimbel's Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Shown at Le Musée Populaire de la Photographie

Le Musée Populaire de la Photographie in Drummondville, Québec, showed seven of Zimbel's photographs of Marilyn Monroe. During his visit Zimbel discussed his career and the history of these particular photographs in an interview with L'Express.  

To read the full article:  http://www.journalexpress.ca/Culture/2012-10-16/article-3100329/Une-icone-vivante-au-musee-de-la-photo/1

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=2

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October 20, 3:00pm

LOST EMBRACE 


Dir. Daniel Burman (Argentina: 2004), 99 min.

Set in Buenos Aires, this comedy-drama tells the story of twenty-something Ariel Makaroff –the grandson of Holocaust-era Polish refugees – who is on a quest to uncover his personal and cultural identity. The film depicts the lives of a Jewish family and shopkeepers in downtown Buenos Aires. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stephen Bulger Gallery Showcased in an Art Info Culture + Travel Article

Stephen Bulger Gallery highlighted as "one of the city's premiere photography studios" in an Art Info's Culture + Travel article, Neighborhoods: Toronto's Lively West End.

To view the complete article: http://www.artinfo.com/travel/slideshow/neighborhoods-torontos-lively-west-end/

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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October 20, 3:00pm

LOST EMBRACE


Dir. Daniel Burman (Argentina: 2004), 99 min.
Set in Buenos Aires, this comedy-drama tells the story of twenty-something Ariel Makaroff – the grandson of Holocaust-era Polish refugees – who is on a quest to uncover his personal and cultural identity. The film depicts the lives of a Jewish family and shopkeepers in downtown Buenos Aires. 


Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani made the shortlist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani has made the shortlist for The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP), the most prestigious prize dealing with contemporary Iranian Art. The next round of seven finalists will be determined through the Shortlist Exhibition, at FN Design in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from March 18 – 23, 2013.

For more information:  http://www.mopcap.come/ 
 
Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=82

Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman's Solo Exhibition at Peter Robertson Gallery


Gallery artist Joseph Hartman's inaugural solo exhibition Return will be on from November 15 until December 4, 2012 at the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta. The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 15 from 7 – 9 pm.
 
To view more information: http://www.probertsongallery.com/component/exhibition/?task=exhibition_detail&id=67&year=2012

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

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October 13, 3:00pm

LOST IN TRANSLATION

Dir. Sofia Coppola (USA: 2003), 101 min.
Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation tells the story of an aging actor and a recent college graduate who develop a strange relationship after meeting randomly in a Tokyo hotel. The film, which explores themes such as loneliness, alienation, and culture shock was a major critical success and was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

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October 13, 3:00pm

LOST IN TRANSLATION

Dir. Sofia Coppola (USA: 2003), 101 min.
Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation tells the story of an aging actor and a recent college graduate who develop a strange relationship after meeting randomly in a Tokyo hotel. The film, which explores themes such as loneliness, alienation, and culture shock was a major critical success and was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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October 6, 3:00PM

LOST IN LA MANCHA


Dir. Keith Fulton (UK: 2002), 93 min.
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Lost in La Mancha is a documentary film about director Terry Gilliam's failed first attempt to make a film adaptation of the novel Don Quixote.  The film tells the story of Gilliam's quest to make the film, which parallels Quixote's quest to become a hero.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Last Two Days to See Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi's Solo Exhibition "Portaits" at Art45

Szilasi's current exhibition Gabor Szilasi: Portraits is taking place at Art45 in Montréal is up until this Saturday, October 6th.

Exhibition Page: www.art45.ca/expo/

Gabor Szilasi's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=49

Alison Rossiter's exhibition featured in Plaid Magazine

Lost and Found

"Alison Rossiter’s third exhibition at the Stephen Bulger Gallery entitled “Lost and Found” is not to be missed.  The Mississippi born artist’s unique darkroom process turns found photograms into sensual and mysterious abstract images..." - Meaghan Collins, Plaid Magazine

To read full article: www.plaidmag.com/2012/10/lost-and-found/

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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October 6, 3:00PM

LOST IN LA MANCHA


Dir. Keith Fulton (UK: 2002), 93 min.
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Lost in La Mancha is a documentary film about director Terry Gilliam's failed first attempt to make a film adaptation of the novel Don Quixote.  The film tells the story of Gilliam's quest to make the film, which parallels Quixote's quest to become a hero.