Friday, November 30, 2012

Gallery Artist Robert Burley in the Press

The Gallery is very pleased with the wonderful reception Robert Burley's new book, The Disappearance of Darkness, has been receiving in the press! Below is just a selection of articles regarding Burley's extensive project and latest publication:

The Economist:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/11/end-analogue-film

The Daily Beast:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2012/11/11/the-last-days-of-film-photography-robert-burley-captures-industry-s-end-photos.html

The Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231352/Robert-Burley-Photographer-charts-slow-death-camera-film-businesses.html

One News Page:
http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/Front+Page/74rits7xb/Robert-Burley-Photographer-charts-the-slow-death-of.htm

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

Interview with Gallery Artist Jeff Thomas Featured in DART

Editor in Chief of DART: Design Arts Daily, Peggy Roalf, interviews Jeff Thomas on his career, influence from photographer Edward S. Curtis, and Thomas' current exhibition Resistance is NOT Futile at the gallery. The exhibition opens December 1st, 2012 and ends January 19th, 2013.

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/4774/jeff-thomas-at-stephen-bulger-gallery.html

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

Gallery Artist Robert Burley's New Book Launch

 Please join us for the launch of Robert Burley's new book, The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era.

Date: December 5, 5-8pm
Location: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West
Conversation with the Artist: 6pm; Opening Remarks by Doina Popescu, Director of the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) and a conversation between Robert Burley and Dr. Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator at the RIC. (Please note, the artist talk is now full. However, if you contact the gallery we would be happy to put you on our waiting list). Reception and book signing to follow at 6:45pm.

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

December 1st, 3:00pm

STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT


Dir. Jonathan Frakes (USA: 1996), 111 min.
The Federation is under attack by its enemy the Borg, a cybernetics-enhances race. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his Enterprise crew must push the Borg’s back in time to stop them from preventing Earths first contact with alien life. As the Enterprise crew attempts to stop the Borg Drones, they invade the Enterprise and begin to take it over piece by piece.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 24, 3:00 PM

BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE 


Dir. James Crump (USA: 2007), 77 min.
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe is a documentary film that discusses the relationship of artist Robert Mapplethorpe and curator Sam Wagstaff. Using archival footage, interviews and photographs, the film depicts the life of Mapplethorpe and Wagstaff in chronological order.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Next Exhibition - Jeff Thomas, Resistance is NOT Futile, Opening December 1st



JEFF THOMAS
Resistance Is NOT Futile

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2012 – January 19, 2013

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, December 1, 2-5pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 1, 1pm (RSVP as seating is limited)

The work of American photographer Edward S. Curtis, particularly his seminal work The North American Indian, has been the focal point for this project. Thomas does not recreate a modern version of Curtis’ study of tribal culture, but considers what he did not photograph as a stepping stone to this new body of work. Thomas’ work engages the people he photographed, yet breaks through the seeming stasis of Curtis’ photographs by constructing a post-colonial conversation on Indianness.


Thomas (b. 1956; Buffalo, USA) is a self-taught photo-based artist and curator whose career in the visual arts began in 1979, following a life-changing car accident. He turned to an already-existing interest in photography in order to begin a new life and focused on confronting photo-based stereotypes of Indigenous people. His research into photographic history pointed out two significant absences: images of Indigenous people living in cities and images produced by Indigenous people. Thomas was frustrated by these absences and the silences they engendered and began to challenge these silences by creating new conversations through his photo-based work.



Plate – 11 Who Was Batsi-hawutush (Medicine Crow)?, 2011

As an independent curator, Thomas’ specialty is the exploration of historical cultural resources to bring voices, stories and perspectives into the present. In his curatorial projects, such as “Where are the Children: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools” and “Emergence From the Shadow: First Peoples' Photographic Perspectives” at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and “Aboriginal Portraits” at the National Archives of Canada, Thomas mined the archival vaults of non-Native visual and written records to recover lost elements of the history of Indigenous people.

Thomas’ work would eventually lead him to self-identify as an urban-Iroquois – someone who was born in Buffalo, New York, and is also an enrolled member of the Six Nations reserve in Ontario. Finding a balance between the Iroquois identity that his elders at Six Nations instilled in him and surviving as an Indian in the city lead him to weave a new story from the fragmented cultural elements left in the wake of North American colonialism.

Plate – 4 Indian Families, 2010

His work has been exhibited by major institutions around the world and can be found in many important private and public collections including: Bank of Montreal, Toronto; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec; Indian Art Centre, Ottawa; Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops; MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie; Art Gallery of Winnipeg, Winnipeg; Museum of the American Indian, Washington; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt; National Archives of Canada, Ottawa; Oakville Galleries, Oakville; British Museum, London; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa; University of Toronto Art Centre Gallery, Toronto; amongst many others.


* Note: The price list will be made public on December 1st, the day the exhibition opens.




FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA


3:00 PM


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

December 1


STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT

Dir. Jonathan Frakes (USA: 1996), 111 min.

December 8


BLACK ROBE

Dir. Bruce Beresford (USA: 1991), 101 min.

December 15


THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 1976), 135 min.

December 22 – Holiday Double Feature


HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

Dir. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam (USA: 1966), 26 min.

NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION

Dir. Jeremiah S. Chechik (USA: 1989), 97 min.

January 5


RESERVOIR DOGS

Dir. Quentin Tarantino (USA: 1992), 99 min.

January 12


SEVEN SAMURAI

Dir. Akira Kurosawa (USA: 1956), 207 min.

January 19
 
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Dir. Michael Mann (USA: 1992), 112 min.

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 24, 3:00 PM

BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE 


Dir. James Crump (USA: 2007), 77 min.
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe is a documentary film that discusses the relationship of artist Robert Mapplethorpe and curator Sam Wagstaff. Using archival footage, interviews and photographs, the film depicts the life of Mapplethorpe and Wagstaff in chronological order.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gallery Artists Vid Ingelevics and Sanaz Mazinani featured in BLOUIN ARTINFO


Vid Ingelevics and Sanaz Mazinani were featured in the article Strong Canadian Showing Anticipated at Paris Photo 2012. The BLOUIN ARTINFO article also mentions the attendance of "Canada's Eminent Photography Gallerist" Stephen Bulger! Paris Photo is located at the Grand Palais, Paris, from November 15th-18th.

To read the complete article please visit: http://ca.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/840340/strong-canadian-showing-anticipated-at-paris-photo-2012

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

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

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 17th, 3:00pm

ALICE NEEL DOCUMENTARY


Dir. Andrew Neel (USA: 2007), 81 min.
As one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Alice Neel reinvented the genre of portrait painting. Filmed by Neel’s grandson, Andrew Neel, the film consists of interviews from Neel’s friends, artists and scholars along with archival footage. The film documents her struggles as a single mother, a woman artist and as a painter who went against the rules. Alice Neel premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and received the Audience Award in 2008 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani featured as 1 of 10 Boundary-Breaking Artists to Look Out for at Paris Photo

BLOUIN ARTINFO France choose Sanaz Mazinani as one of there favorite up-and-coming photographers included at this years current Paris Photo. Mazinani's work can been seen at the Stephen Bulger Gallery booth at Paris Photo located in the Grand Palais, from November 15th-18th.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Featured on COMPLEX ART+DESIGN

An extensive excerpt and photographs from Robert Burley's book The Disappearance of Darkness featured yesterday on COMPLEX ART+DESIGN.

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.complex.com/art-design/2012/11/exclusive-excerpt-and-photos-from-the-disappearance-of-darkness-by-robert-burley

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 17th, 3:00pm

ALICE NEEL DOCUMENTARY


Dir. Andrew Neel (USA: 2007), 81 min.
As one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Alice Neel reinvented the genre of portrait painting. Filmed by Neel’s grandson, Andrew Neel, the film consists of interviews from Neel’s friends, artists and scholars along with archival footage. The film documents her struggles as a single mother, a woman artist and as a painter who went against the rules. Alice Neel premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and received the Audience Award in 2008 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

By Popular Demand – Frame Sale Continues Today!

Today from 12 noon - 5:00pm! Prices reduced and still a huge selection to choose from!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Great Victory for Canadian Photographers!

Canadian Photography Online posts article about Canadian Photographers ability to now own their own copyright!

"The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) would like to congratulate all Canadian photographers in Canada on this important date and pivotal achievement in the photographic industry. As of today, Canadian photographers now officially own the copyright to all of their work whether the photograph is commissioned or not, thanks to the new Copyright law..."
 
To read the complete article please visit: http://canadianphotographyonline.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/a-great-victory-for-canadian-photographers/

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 10th, 3:00pm

FRIDA 

Dir. Julie Taymor (Mexico: 2002), 123 min.
Played by Salma Hayek, Frida is a biography on the artist Frida Kahlo. The film tells the story of the Mexican painter who was best known for her self-portraits. “Frida” chronicles the artist’s complex and enduring relationship with her mentor/husband, Diego Rivera to her romantic interests in women. Kahlo lived an incredible life full of political crusade, artistic endeavor and sexual revolution.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Reminder! Last Day of the Frame Sale!

Don't forget tomorrow is the last day of our frame sale.
Saturday November 10th, 12 - 5pm. 



Gallery Artist Robert Burley's Photographs and Book Preview Video Featured on WIRED


Robert Burley's ongoing project dedicated to documenting the extinction of film, as well as, a preview of his upcoming book Disappearance of Darkness was featured on WIRED November 8th, 2012.

To view the whole post please visit: http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/11/robert-burley-disappearance-of-darkness/

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=20

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gallery Artist Jeff Thomas talks at McMaster Museum of Art Friday November 16th


On Friday November 16th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm Iroquois/Onondaga artist and curator Jeff Thomas will be offering a free public talk at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, in regards to his current exhibition "Mapping Iroquoia: Cold City Frieze" (on view there from November 15, 2012 - January 12, 2013).  

For more information please visit:  http://www.facebook.com/events/377575609001490/

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 10th, 3:00pm

FRIDA 

Dir. Julie Taymor (Mexico: 2002), 123 min.
Played by Salma Hayek, Frida is a biography on the artist Frida Kahlo. The film tells the story of the Mexican painter who was best known for her self-portraits. “Frida” chronicles the artist’s complex and enduring relationship with her mentor/husband, Diego Rivera to her romantic interests in women. Kahlo lived an incredible life full of political crusade, artistic endeavor and sexual revolution.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 10th, 3:00pm

FRIDA 

Dir. Julie Taymor (Mexico: 2002), 123 min.
Played by Salma Hayek, Frida is a biography on the artist Frida Kahlo. The film tells the story of the Mexican painter who was best known for her self-portraits. “Frida” chronicles the artist’s complex and enduring relationship with her mentor/husband, Diego Rivera to her romantic interests in women. Kahlo lived an incredible life full of political crusade, artistic endeavor and sexual revolution.

Friday, November 2, 2012

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING

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.

Upcoming Frame Sale at the Gallery!

Stop by on Friday November 9th or Saturday November 10th from 12-5pm if you are in the market for frames, archival or shipping supplies.






























Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gallery Artist Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb are Offering a Photographic Workshop in Havana, Cuba, January 2013

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb are inviting guests to join them a week long workshop. The workshop will also include four days traveling outside of Havana and a day with the photographers for feedback on your completed prints.

For more information on the workshop please visit: http://www.nle.no/workshops/2012/6/21/workshop-streets-of-havana-2013.html

Chris Coekin Awarded 'Best Photographer Award' of the Dali International Photography Festival in China

Coekin's recent solo exhibition Manufactory (the work from The Altogether) was shown in August at the Dali International Photography Festival China. Here, Coekin was awarded the 'Best Photographer Award of the festival' by the International jury.

To view his work from the festival: http://www.dipephoto.com/portal/?action-viewnews-itemid-18569