Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Stephen Bulger Gallery featured in Toronto Travel Guide

Make/Design/Shoot in Toronto is a free downloadable PDF guide to creative aspects of the city.  It includes galleries to visit, art supply stores, where to get free wifi, restaurants and bars.

To download the guide go to: http://explorecreaterepeat.com/articles/make-design-shoot-to

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review of Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson's series Wonderlust

Julie Saul Gallery in New York has an exhibition of Johnson's new work from the series Wonderlust. The exhibition will be up until December 14th, 2013.

The Stephen Bulger Gallery will be exhibiting work from Wonderlust in March next year. 

To read article: http://museemagazine.com/lifestyle/art-out/sarah-anne-johnsons-wonderlust-at-julie-saul-gallery/

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

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 2, 3:00pm

SMALL CHANGE
Dir. Fran├žois Truffaut (FRANCE: 1976), 104 min.

This French film takes place in 1979 in the small town of Thiers, France.  Small Change is film consisting of many different story lines, all from the point of view of children.  Some of the scenes include a haircut gone wrong, a young double date at the movies and finding love for the first time at summer camp. 

The film was nominated for a 1977 Golden Globe for best foreign film.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interview with Stephen Bulger on Canadian Art

"Art Toronto Dealer Poll: Hometown Hopes"

"Deciding to do Art Toronto can present a difficult choice for local dealers. Some choose to do the fair, while others try to attract out-of-town visitors to their existing Toronto galleries. Yet others do the fair in alternate years, splitting the difference. Here, five great Toronto galleries who are at the fair this year weigh in with their thoughts...." - Britt Gallpen, Canadian Art

To read full article: www.canadianart.ca/features/2013/10/27/art-toronto-dealer-poll-hometown-heroes/

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Profile on South Kiosk

"We speak to artist and photographer Robert Burley about the decline of film and the way in which the industrial world of photography is being replaced by the information age, at the expense of stillness. "

"Your ongoing project The Disappearance of Darkness charts the decline of analogue photography. The element of darkness was once integral to photographic production in many respects, what elements of 'darkness' does the title refer to?..." - Rosie Day, South Kiosk

To read full article: www.southkiosk.com/southkiosk/article/sk-editorial/2770/profile-robert-burley

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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2014 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts recognize outstanding achievements by Ontario’s artists and arts organizations. The awards are open to artists and arts organizations engaged in any professional arts practice in Ontario whose artistic work or service spans a minimum of 10 years.

The awards are divided into two categories:

Artist Award:

    recognizes a professional artist or content creator;
    the winning artist receives $35,000

Arts Organization Award:

    recognizes an organization involved in producing or distributing work by professional artists or creative content producers;
  the winning arts organization is awarded $50,000.

Nominate an artist or arts organization today!

Nominating your favourite artist or group is easy! All you need to submit is your testimonial letter, a description of your nominee and a selection of media clippings about your nominee.

Find out more details along with the nomination forms on the Ontario Arts Council website.

The nomination deadline is December 2, 2013. The six finalists in each category will be announced in spring 2014.

For more information: www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/awards_funding/Premiers_awards.shtml

Saturday, October 26, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 26, 3:00PM

AIRPLANE!

Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, (USA: 1980), 88 min.

This satirical comedy film is about an alcoholic ex-pilot named Ted who, ever since an incident in an unnamed war, has had a fear of flying. He goes onto the place to try to win back his girlfriend who had just dumped him. After the passengers and crew fall ill to food poisoning, Ted is the only one who can land the plane.

Airplane! stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves.

Friday, October 25, 2013

REMINDER! ELAINE STOCKI OPENING TONIGHT! 6PM - 10PM

The gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of work by Elaine Stocki (b. 1979, Winnipeg). In “P.A.,” Stocki questions authenticity and artifice in the photographic medium by combining constructed performance images and documentary photography.

ELAINE STOCKI
P.A.

Gallery One
Exhibition Dates: October 26 – November 23, 2013
Reception for the Artist: Friday, October 25, 6-10pm



Ellice, 2013

“P.A.” (Public Address) consists both of images of models in contrived scenarios and photographs of assemblages of people at events. By presenting these two types of works together, Stocki investigates the truth of the directed image and the artifice behind the documentary photographs and, in broader terms, value in the medium itself. Through both content and process, Stocki’s work exploits the uneasy relationship the photographic medium has with art, hobby and commerce.

K, 2013
Influenced by American street photography, Stocki’s work promotes the belief that photographs of groups of people take the political and social temperature of the moment. She makes meticulously hand-coloured, gelatin silver and chromogenic photographs. Deftly using photographic and cinematic tropes, her images reside in an uneasy territory in which the signifiers that we attach to class and race become uncertain and unknowable.

T, 2013

Stocki received an MFA from Yale University in 2009 and currently lives and works in Canada. Her work has been exhibited across North America, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia; Zach Feuer, New York and overseas at the Deustche Guggenheim, Berlin.

Note: The price list will be made public on October 25th, during the reception for the artist.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition 2013

Gold Box , 2010/2013
© Sarah Anne Johnson. Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto & Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

An edition of 25, Gold Box will be available for purchase for $2,200 (unframed) at MOCCA's Art Toronto booth (#1412) starting October 24. For more information about the limited edition print visit  mocca.ca/atmb2013.

Robert Burley in Maclean's Magazine







"Elegy for the strange death of analog art"

"In 1932, George Eastman, 77 and suffering from a painful spinal disorder, killed himself. He had been one of the great Gilded Age capitalists, the founder of the Eastman Kodak film-making company and lord of Smugtown, as the recession-proof city of Rochester, N.Y., became known..."- Brian Bethune, Maclean's Magazine

To read full article pick up Maclean's Magazine or go to: www2.macleans.ca/2013/10/10/an-elegy-for-the-strange-death-of-film/

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

Ricky Gervais talking about David Bowie - brilliant!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYeIqneQKA0

For more information on Brian Duffy visit: www.duffyphotographer.com

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


October 26, 3:00PM

AIRPLANE!

Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, (USA: 1980), 88 min.

This satirical comedy film is about an alcoholic ex-pilot named Ted who, ever since an incident in an unnamed war, has had a fear of flying. He goes onto the place to try to win back his girlfriend who had just dumped him. After the passengers and crew fall ill to food poisoning, Ted is the only one who can land the plane.

Airplane! stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen and Peter Graves.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Toronto Today interview with Gallery Artist Peter Sramek


Life on the Grid is a street photography exhibit currently being shown at the City of Toronto Archives. A collection of snapshots that paint a portrait of the city, the exhibit will run until May 2014. Peter Sramek, one of the featured photographers at the exhibit, sits down with Nicole Gabourie in the studio to share his passion for street photography.

To listen to the interview please visit:
http://www.rbnonline.ca/media/28128/

AGO - Meet Paul Graham Tonight!


ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

M E E T  T H E  A R T I S T 
PAUL GRAHAM
THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 17,    7 pm.
Jackman Hall,  AGO


Paul Graham belongs to a generation of photographers who have dominated art photography since the 1980s and whose work has remarkably transformed our understanding of the medium. Graham was one of the first photographers to explore contemporary colour photography within the social documentary idiom. Since his groundbreaking work, Troubled Land ( Northern Ireland, 1984) -  where border and bounders were seen and unseen -  he continued to demonstrate deep commitment and engagement with the medium. Over twenty-five years he has shown his photography to be of the observable world, responding to new artistic spaces by reinvigorating the core of photographic practice, and by broadening its visual language. Graham is not shy to questioning our notions of what photography could say, be, or look like. 

Graham has a long and impressive record of exhibitions, among them, the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), The Tate Gallery’s landmark “Cruel & Tender” (2003), and solo exhibitions at Folkwang Museum, Essen, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009) . He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Arts Council Publications Award, Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and  2009 he won the coveted Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, and  in 2012 the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.

Graham’s large colour portrait from the series End of an Age, is on view in the exhibition Light by Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography – Part 1, on view until October 20, 2013, Art Gallery of Ontario.

LECTURE TICKETS:
Members $10.   Public  $12.   Students $8.
Purchase at Jackman Hall Ticket Desk (McCaul Street entrance) or call 416 979 6608
or visit http://www.ago.net/meet-the-artist-paul-graham

Meet the Artist – Paul Graham, is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Next Exhibition- Brian Duffy: David Bowie

The gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of work by Brian Duffy, featuring his photographs of David Bowie in Gallery Two.

BRIAN DUFFY
David Bowie

Gallery Two
Exhibition Dates: October 26 - November 23, 2013

Aladdin Sane, 1973

Duffy (b. London, 1933 - 2010), along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary” fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and the industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey and Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson called them “The Black Trinity.” Together, they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights.

Between the 1950s and 1970s, Duffy produced an extraordinary body of work spanning all of the photographic genres from portraits to reportage to advertising. Duffy was one of the few photographers to shoot two Pirelli calendars (1965 and 1973) and was a commercial success shooting high profile advertising campaigns for brands like Benson & Hedges and Smirnoff.

Aladdin Sane Contact Sheet, Digital Remaster, 2009

In 1972, Duffy photographed Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust tour and went on to shoot his album cover for Aladdin Sane (1973). The infamous flash on Bowie’s face was a groundbreaking move in the pre-punk era. Bowie was originally inspired by the lightening flash on Elvis’ “taking care of business” ring. Duffy and makeup artist Pierre La Roche recreated the effect with red lipstick based on the logo on a Panasonic rice cooker that was in the studio at the time. Duffy’s original printing of the work used the dye-transfer process, which was one of the most costly forms of printmaking at the time. Bowie and Duffy continued to work together for ten years including the albums Lodger (1979) and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980).  Overall, Duffy's input had a significant influence on Bowie's public image creation during this period and his photographs continue to be recognizable images in popular culture.


Scary Monsters, Close up with cigarette, 1980

In 1979, Duffy decided to give up photography and burned many of his negatives in his yard. He then moved on to commercials, never to return to the still camera again. The Duffy Archive is made up of negatives and contact sheets that have been retrieved from numerous UK and International magazines and newspapers, such as Vogue, French Elle, Glamour, The Times, The Telegraph, Queen, Town and London Life. Other sources include Duffy’s remaining personal collection and boxes filled with negatives that have been recently discovered and salvaged.

Duffy’s photographs of David Bowie can also be viewed in the Art Gallery of Ontario current exhibition “David Bowie Is,” which will be on display until November 27, 2013.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Paul Graham - AGO


ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

M E E T  T H E  A R T I S T 
PAUL GRAHAM
THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 17,    7 pm.
Jackman Hall,  AGO


Paul Graham belongs to a generation of photographers who have dominated art photography since the 1980s and whose work has remarkably transformed our understanding of the medium. Graham was one of the first photographers to explore contemporary colour photography within the social documentary idiom. Since his groundbreaking work, Troubled Land ( Northern Ireland, 1984) -  where border and bounders were seen and unseen -  he continued to demonstrate deep commitment and engagement with the medium. Over twenty-five years he has shown his photography to be of the observable world, responding to new artistic spaces by reinvigorating the core of photographic practice, and by broadening its visual language. Graham is not shy to questioning our notions of what photography could say, be, or look like. 

Graham has a long and impressive record of exhibitions, among them, the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), The Tate Gallery’s landmark “Cruel & Tender” (2003), and solo exhibitions at Folkwang Museum, Essen, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009) . He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Arts Council Publications Award, Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and  2009 he won the coveted Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, and  in 2012 the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.

Graham’s large colour portrait from the series End of an Age, is on view in the exhibition Light by Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography – Part 1, on view until October 20, 2013, Art Gallery of Ontario.

LECTURE TICKETS:
Members $10.   Public  $12.   Students $8.
Purchase at Jackman Hall Ticket Desk (McCaul Street entrance) or call 416 979 6608
or visit http://www.ago.net/meet-the-artist-paul-graham

Meet the Artist – Paul Graham, is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.

Next Exhibition - Elaine Stocki: P.A.

The gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of work by Elaine Stocki (b. 1979, Winnipeg). In “P.A.,” Stocki questions authenticity and artifice in the photographic medium by combining constructed performance images and documentary photography.

ELAINE STOCKI
P.A.

Gallery One
Exhibition Dates: October 26 – November 23, 2013
Reception for the Artist: Friday, October 25, 6-10pm


Ellice, 2013

“P.A.” (Public Address) consists both of images of models in contrived scenarios and photographs of assemblages of people at events. By presenting these two types of works together, Stocki investigates the truth of the directed image and the artifice behind the documentary photographs and, in broader terms, value in the medium itself. Through both content and process, Stocki’s work exploits the uneasy relationship the photographic medium has with art, hobby and commerce.


K, 2013

Influenced by American street photography, Stocki’s work promotes the belief that photographs of groups of people take the political and social temperature of the moment. She makes meticulously hand-coloured, gelatin silver and chromogenic photographs. Deftly using photographic and cinematic tropes, her images reside in an uneasy territory in which the signifiers that we attach to class and race become uncertain and unknowable.

T, 2013

Stocki received an MFA from Yale University in 2009 and currently lives and works in Canada. Her work has been exhibited across North America, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia; Zach Feuer, New York and overseas at the Deustche Guggenheim, Berlin.

Note: The price list will be made public on October 25th, during the reception for the artist.





FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM


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

October 26
AIRPLANE!
Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, (USA: 1980), 88 min.

November 2
SMALL CHANGE
Dir. Fran├žois Truffaut (FRANCE: 1976), 104 min.

November 9
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (USA: 2007), 122 min.

November 16


BEST IN SHOW
Dir. Christopher Guest (USA: 2000), 90 min.


November 23
THE GODFATHER
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola (USA: 1972), 175 min.

Duffy - The Man Who Shot The Sixties

www.duffyphotographer.com/vimeo.html

For more information on Brain Duffy visit: www.duffyphotographer.com

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Robert Giard Fellowship

An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist, from any country, working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video. Starting with the current award cycle (2013-2014), awards will alternate between artists working exclusively with still images (photography) and those working with moving images (video or film). In either case, this award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

University affiliation is not necessary. If you are not sure whether you will be eligible for the award, we recommend that you contact us well before the deadline so we can make a determination; otherwise, you may be declared ineligible after the deadline and your application will not be submitted to the committee. This award is adjudicated by the fellowships committee of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation.

The Robert Giard Fellowship in Photography

This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography or photo-based media. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

Award: $7,500
Application due: November 15.
General Submission Guidelines: Click here for Detailed Giard Submission Guidelines [.pdf format]
Applicants should send:
    Artist's C.V.
    A description of the proposed project (500 – 750 words in   length)
    Representative examples of their work (work samples)
    Two letters of support
    General Questionnaire

All materials should be sent to fellowships@clags.org. For information about how and where to send work samples, please look at our detailed Giard Fellowship guidelines..

Please email the CLAGS office with any questions.

The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS and Giard Foundation programming the following academic year to present their completed project.

For more information: http://clags.org/?p=giard

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Robert Burley Solo Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada


Robert Burley
Disappearance of Darkness

October 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014

"The exhibition Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations (Kodak, Agfa, llford). As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium's material culture.

Produced and organized by the Ryerson Image Centre."

For more information: www.gallery.ca/en/see/exhibitions/upcoming/details/robert-burley-disappearance-of-darkness-5324

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sarah Anne Johnson in Flare Magazine

In the November issue of Flare magazine, Sarah Anne Johnson was interviewed about her artwork, career and life in Winnipeg. To read the article pick up a copy of the November 2013 issue of Flare Magazine.

For more information:  www.flare.com

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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in Group Exhibition SLIDE/TAPE

 Heaven, Charing Cross, 1980 © Sunil Gupta

SLIDE/TAPE is at Vivid Projects in Birmingham, UK and is featuring work by Black Audio Film Collective, Ian Breakwell, Nina Danino, William Furlong, Sunil Gupta, Tine Keane and Cordelia Swann.  The exhibition will be on from October 5th - November 16th, 2013.

For more information: www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/slide-tape/

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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Larry Towell Performance in the Globe and Mail

Five things to do in Toronto this weekend: Oct. 5 to 6 

“I’ve been a songwriter all my life. I’ve always done music as a second expression of storytelling.” The conflict-zone photographer Larry Towell has just released his fifth album, Blood in the Soil, an experimental folk record and DVD that is unmistakably the work of an image maker. His live performance incorporates visuals and the dreamy sounds of slide guitarist Don Rooke. Oct. 5, 7 p.m. $20 ($35 with CD; available at door or in advance at Stephen Bulger Gallery, 416-504-0575). Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042." - Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

To read entire article: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/five-things-to-do-in-toronto-this-weekend-oct-5-to-6/article14709576/

LARRY TOWELL AND DON ROOKE AT THE DRAKE TONIGHT!

The show will start at 7pm and doors open at 6pm.  Tickets are $20 or $35 for a ticket and CD (CD sold separately for $20.) Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance at: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto; 416.504.0575.

For more information: www.thedrakehotel.ca/happenings/2013/10/5/larry-towell/

Friday, October 4, 2013

ONE MORE DAY TO BUY ADVANCED TICKETS FOR LARRY TOWELL'S PERFORMANCE

The gallery is pleased to invite you to a unique two hour performance and CD launch that celebrates photography, music and story telling.

A Performance by
LARRY TOWELL
Accompanied by
DON ROOKE
BLOOD IN THE SOIL
 
Date: Saturday, October 5th

Time: 7pm; Doors open at 6pm

Location: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

Tickets: $20 or $35 for a ticket and CD(CD sold separately for $20) Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or in advance at: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto; 416.504.0575,  info@bulgergallery.com
Please note seating is limited and ticket availability at the door is not guaranteed

CD Release: Blood in the Soil includes a DVD containing Towell’s images interspersed with footage from a 2010 live performance with The Henrys at the Drake Hotel in Toronto: $20


Larry Towell © Brent Foster

Over the years, Larry Towell has worked as a freelance Magnum photographer in areas of conflict. His work has resulted in thirteen books, hundreds of journal publications and exhibitions around the world. He has documented war and the civilian victims of war in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Palestine, Rwanda and Afghanistan, as well as the anti-globalization movements, Hurricane Katrina and more recently, the Idle No More Movement in Canada. He has also documented the disenfranchisement of rural populations including the Mennonite migrant workers of Mexico and his own family in rural Ontario. His new book Afghanistan will be published by Aperture in 2014.
Towell is also a story teller, poet, and musician. Blood In The Soil is his new music CD packaged with a film shot at the Drake Hotel in Toronto in 2010 with The Henrys. His live performance incorporates visuals and the art of story telling. He will be accompanied by slide guitarist Don Rooke.

Don Rooke
Don is a composer who currently co-leads the Toronto-based modern roots band Three Metre Day (formerly The Henrys). He was recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his compositional work on the feature film Still Mine. He also played on the new Iggy and the Stooges CD, Ready to Die. Don will be accompanying Larry and improvising based on his interpretation of what appears on the screen.