Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Upcoming Book Launch for Gallery Artist Pete Doherty

World’s Greatest

Book Launch: Thursday, May 30, 5-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 30 – June 15, 2013

Bulger Gallery Press is pleased to present, World’s Greatest, a publication that features 60 photographs by Pete Doherty and writing by Stephen Brunt, Jim Christy and Larry Fink.

Etobicoke Olympium, Etobicoke, Ontario, 2004

The Docks Nightclub, Toronto, Ontario, 2005

Doherty (b. Ottawa, Canada, 1964) is a self-taught photographer and graduate of the Ontario College of Art, who, for many years, left behind the world of art to become a boxer.  After retiring from his amateur career, Doherty returned to the ring with his camera in hand.  His photographs primarily document the boxing world in Ontario and New York State, but are representative of professional and amateur boxing throughout North America. The images not only focus on the sport of boxing, but also on the people and personalities that populate that world. His photographs document the emotions and physical challenges of training, fighting, and the win or loss. They also address the politics that make up both amateur and professional fighting.

Niagara Falls Memorial Arena, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2003

Tebor’s Room, Mississauga, Ontario, 2009

 Doherty has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work can be found at the Portrait Gallery of Canada—Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, and Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, as well as in many private collections. He currently lives, trains, and photographs in Toronto.

A selection of photographs from World’s Greatest will be exhibited in Gallery Two at the Stephen Bulger Gallery from May 30 to June 15.

Casino Rama, Orillia, Ontario, 2008

Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, 2006

First printing, Bulger Gallery Press, 2013
Publication © 2013 Bulger Gallery Press
Photographs © 2013 Pete Doherty

ISBN 978-0-9688383-3-4
Edition of 1000

Curators:  Stephen Bulger
                    Pete Doherty
                    Natalie Spagnol
Editors:     Stephen Bulger

                    Sarah Burtscher
                    Natalie Spagnol
Publication Coordinator:   Stephen Bulger
Publication Assistant:   Natalie Spagnol
Design:   Arthur Niemi, Atlanta Visual Communications Inc.
Scanning & tritone separations:   Doug Laxdal, The Gas Company Inc., Toronto
Printing:   Flash Reproductions Ltd., Toronto
Bookbinding:   Anstey Canada

Note: The price list will be made public on Thursday, May 30th, the day the exhibition opens.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA 3:00 PM

June 1
Dir. Robert Rossen (USA: 1947), 104 min.

June 8
Dir. Robert Wise (USA: 1956), 113 min.

June 15
Dir. David O. Russell (USA: 2010), 116 min.


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