Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Featured in artdaily.org's AIPAD Article

The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world’s most important annual photography events, will be held April 4-7, 2013, at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

More Information: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=60404#.UQlo8vJZdth[/url]
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The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world’s most important annual photography events, will be held April 4-7, 2013, at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

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"The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world’s most important annual photography events, will be held April 4-7, 2013, at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

Since 2005, Robert Burley has traveled across North America and Europe documenting the exteriors and interiors of the buildings that manufactured traditional film products such as Kodak and Polaroid. Burley’s mastery of large-format photography is a fitting tribute to a once thriving industry laid quickly to waste by digital technology. The work will be on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and can be seen in a new book, The Disappearance of Darkness, published by Ryerson Image Centre and Princeton Architectural Press."

For more information please visit:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=60404#.UQlo8vJZdth

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

Gallery Artist Ruth Orkin's Film "Little Fugitive" Celebrating 60th Anniversary at Film Forum

“Little Fugitive” is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2013! The film will begin with a one-week run at the Film Forum in NYC. Rich Andrusco, the star of the film will be attending opening night on February 1, 2013!  www.filmforum.org.  It will also be showing through out the US, at the following venues:
 
February 5th – Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY
February 16th – Los Angeles County Museum of Art
February 23, 25th, 28th – Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD
February 22 – 28 – Siskel Center, Chicago, IL
March 29, 30 – Cleveland Cinematieque
March 29 – April 4 – Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, Washington

For more information please visit: http://www.engelphoto.com/news/

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=111

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday February 2nd, 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.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 26, 3:00pm

RED DETACHEMNT OF WOMEN


A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1973 as part of the Model Operas.

In 1930s, Wu Qionghua was a housemaid of Nan-ba-tian, a cruel warlord of a village in Hainan Island, China. Often abused by her master, Qionghua was finally rescued by Hong Changqing, leader of the Red Detachment of Women – a troop of woman soldiers. She joined the troop and became the Detachment leader after the death of Hong. They captivated and executed the warlord and liberated Qionghua’s home village.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta Speaking at the National Portrait Gallery, London England, on Queer Perspectives

FREE! Meet in the Main Hall Thursday February 7th, 7:30-8:00pm

"Sunil Gupta and resident Queer Perspectives host Sadie Lee take a stroll through the Gallery.  Join their conversation as they discuss portraiture, identity and representation."

National Portrait Gallery
St.Martin's Pl  London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/late-shift-1/gallery-talk-queer-perspectives-0702.php

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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just a Reminder! Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani's Group Show Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land) Opens Tomorrow, Panel Discussion Saturday

Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land)
Opening Reception: January 25th 7-10pm
January 25 – March 31, 2013

Participating artists: Broken City Lab (Canada), Campus in Camps (Palestine), Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi (USA), Willie Doherty (Ireland), Marcos Ramirez Erre (Mexico/USA), Sanaz Mazinani (Canada), Christopher McNamara (Canada/USA), Dylan Miner (USA/Canada), Ed Pien (Canada), Leila Sujir/Maria Lantin (Canada)


Boarder Talk Panel Discussion: Saturday, January 26, 2-4 pm
Panelists: Ed Pien, Leila Sujir, Lee Rodney, Mike Marcon and Sanaz Mazinani, moderated by Gunalan Nadarajan, Dean of University of Michigan School of Art and Design. FREE admission!


For more information please visit: http://www.artgalleryofwindsor.com/exhibitions/upcoming/369

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

DART Design Arts Daily's Article on Our Upcoming Exhibition Zhang Yaxin Model Opera - Opening Saturday

Hollywood With Communist Characteristics at Stephen Bulger Gallery, an article by Peggy Roalf

"Due to the political significance of his assignment, Zhang was given one of only three Hasselblad cameras being used in China during the 1960s and an unlimited supply of scarce Kodak color film. A selection of his Model Opera photographs will go on view Saturday at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, in Toronto..."

Just a reminder: Zhang Yaxin Model Opera opens at the gallery with a screening of Red Detachment of Women, on Saturday, January 26th from 2-5 pm until February 23rd. 

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/5302/hollywood-with-communist-characteristics-at-stephe.html

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=176

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson's Installation ASLEEP IN THE FOREST at the BMO Project Room

"Inside a small room on the top floor of Canada's tallest bank tower, in the darkness of night, deep in a forest, two people are sleeping next to a low-burning fire. There is faint breathing, the sound of night creatures. As our eyes adjust to the dim light, we notice the bags of money..."

Asleep in the Forest, an installation by Sarah Anne Johnson will be exhibited in the BMO Project room from January 23rd to November 29th, 2013.

To learn more about the instillation or book an appointment to view it please visit: http://www.asleepintheforest.com/introduction.html

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gallery Artist Clive Holden's Exhibition UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS Opening at the Ryerson Image Centre Today


Four new exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre address human rights and further the thought-provoking curatorial vision of director Doina Popescu. HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS; Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images; Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS; and Dominic Nahr: Captive State opens on Wednesday January 23 until April 14 in the Ryerson Image Centre Main Gallery.

"Clive Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be un-famous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he creates UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS using the “un-famous” as an organizing principle in his selection of one hundred image details and faces. Plucked from obscurity, these people can be found in the backgrounds of famous photographs, or simply hidden in the depths of a photographic archive..."

Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS is curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel, and will be on view on the Ryerson Image Centre’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall January 23 – April 14, 2013.

Exhibition Page: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60278#.UQA6ofJZdti

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=121

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 26, 3:00pm

RED DETACHEMNT OF WOMEN


A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1973 as part of the Model Operas.

In 1930s, Wu Qionghua was a housemaid of Nan-ba-tian, a cruel warlord of a village in Hainan Island, China. Often abused by her master, Qionghua was finally rescued by Hong Changqing, leader of the Red Detachment of Women – a troop of woman soldiers. She joined the troop and became the Detachment leader after the death of Hong. They captivated and executed the warlord and liberated Qionghua’s home village.

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta Included in the Group Show Peak Shift Effect

The Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi Presents Peak Shift Effect featuring work by gallery artist Sunil Gupta. The exhibition includes the works of sixteen artists and runs from January 22nd until March 2nd.

Vadehra Art Gallery
D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024


Exhibition Page: http://www.vadehraart.com/exhibition/viewDetails/97

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

Monday, January 21, 2013

Gallery Photographer Joseph Hoflehner and his son Jakob's New Photography Book "Jet Airliner" Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal



"Jet Airliner is a study of the tourist culture of the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, through the microcosm of an odd stretch of sand that abuts the runway of Princess Juliana airport, where a few times a day an incoming passenger jet rumbles just above sunbathers' heads. Father-and-son photographers Josef and Jakob Hoflehner have an eye for comedy, capturing bikini-clad bystanders who appear oblivious and others annoyed by the way the swooping planes send sand and hair flying."

To read the complete review please visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323874204578221462596372522.html

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=122

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gallery Artist Alex Webb Interviewed in The New York Times Lens: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism


"For someone who says 99 percent of street photography is about failure, Alex Webb has had a notably successful career. From his early work in Haiti and along the United States-Mexico border, to recent projects in the United States Rust Belt, Mr. Webb, a member of Magnum Photos, had produced a deep archive of images rich in color and complexity. James Estrin recently discussed with him how his work has evolved over the last four decades."

To read the complete interview please visit: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/alex-webb-rendering-a-complex-world-in-color-and-black-and-white/

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=103

Gallery Artist William Eakin's Current Exhibition Datumerrata at the Martha Street Studio Winnipeg Manitoba


"Martha Street Studio presents an exhibition of new work by Winnipeg based artists William Eakin and Craig Love. Each artist will present work created over the last year, along with a new editioned portfolio of 12 pigment prints embellished with silkscreen. The portfolio is the first collaboration between the two artists and was produced by Martha Street Studio."

From January 11th- January 22nd, 2013

For more information please visit: http://www.printmakers.mb.ca/

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gallery Artist Robert Burley's Interview on CBC Radio

"The end of photography?
We take more pictures than ever, thanks to the cameras found in our smart phones and tablet computers, but that doesn't mean those photos have more meaning to us. In fact, Robert Burley thinks we have entered what he calls a post-photographic age. Burley is the author of The Disappearance Of Darkness: Photography At The End of the Analog Era."

Click on the link below to hear Robert Burley speak:

http://www.cbc.ca/airplay/episodes/2013/01/02/the-end-of-photography/

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

Gallery Artist William Eakin is a Contributing Member of PAC Participating in be.still at Platform, the Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts

"PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts is pleased to present be.still, the latest exhibition by Winnipeg’s Pinhole Artist Collective (PAC). PAC is a collective of artists interested in exploring the artistic plurality of analogue and digital photography. Growing out of the spirit of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and the DIY artistic philosophy, they are hands-on, resourceful, playful, and open to constructive criticism. In regular gatherings, the collective engages in both critical discourse and artistic creation and is, from time to time, nomadic. PAC members participating in be.still are Sarah Crawley, William Eakin, lori fontaine, Beth Johnson, Jen Loewen, Merrell-Ann Phare, and Bonnie Tulloch."
 
PLATFORM
Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts
121-100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3B 1H3
T. 204-942-8183
platformgallery.org

For more information please visit: http://platform121.blogspot.ca/

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

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 19th, 3:00pm

LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Dir. Michael Mann (USA: 1992), 112 min.
In 1757 British and French troops battle for the North American colonies with aid from various native American war parties. An independent man who was raised as a Mohican complicates things for a British officer when he falls in love with the officer’s daughter and pursues his own agenda.

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in an Upcoming Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor


 Sanaz Mazinani - Together We Are, 2011

Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 7J1 Canada


Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land)
January 25 – March 31, 2013


Participating artists: Broken City Lab (Canada), Campus in Camps (Palestine), Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi (USA), Willie Doherty (Ireland), Marcos Ramirez Erre (Mexico/USA), Sanaz Mazinani (Canada), Christopher McNamara (Canada/USA), Dylan Miner (USA/Canada), Ed Pien (Canada), Leila Sujir/Maria Lantin (Canada)


"Taking place annually from 2013 - 2015, Border Cultures is an exhibition-in-progress, conceptualized as research-based platform for artists and cultural producers to explore and examine the border through different lenses: Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land) in 2013; Border Cultures: Part Two (work, labour) in 2014 and Border Cultures: Part Three (security, surveillance) in 2014."

For more information about the exhibition please visit: http://www.artgalleryofwindsor.com/exhibitions/upcoming/369

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sarah Anne Johnson to Teach " Another World in the Studio" at the Banff Centre


Another World in the Studio

Program Dates: September 23, 2013 - November 1, 2013
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Program Information

Faculty: Sarah Anne Johnson
Guests: Graeme Patterson, Jeff Whetstone, Additional guests to be announced 

I want to spend time in my studio in one of the most beautiful places in the world. 
 
Sarah Anne Johnson invites artists to The Banff Centre to make, create and debate with a group of like-minded individuals in the stunning location of the Canadian Rockies.

Open to all artistic disciplines, participants will be encouraged to spend time in the studio and take advantage of the Visual Arts department’s excellent facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, painting and drawing, sound and video.

Another World in the Studio is without an overarching theme or time-consuming program. Instead it offers generous studio time to make art, experiment with ideas and media, read books and articles, or write. There will be two intensive group critique sessions as well as individual studio visits with Sarah Anne Johnson and invited guests.

In addition, participants will be able to explore the world outside the studio, and discover on their own time the rest of The Banff Centre and Banff National Park. Possibilities include hiking, climbing, and cycling, attending concerts, readings and performances, soaking in the hot springs, or starting impromptu dance parties.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1330

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sarah Anne Johnson in the Builder's Biennial

In a video about the Builder's Biennial, Marc Mayer refers to Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson as “…another artist I am very fond of is Sarah Anne Johnson.  This is her 2nd Biennial in a row.  We just couldn’t pass up the opportunity of showing you how brilliant she is, and in reinventing herself as well with an entirely new body of work.”

 The Gallery has recently announced the extension of its special exhibition Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012 until 18 February to coincide with Winterlude. As well, admission is now free with general admission, and free Thursday evenings after 5 pm.

On Saturday 12 January from 1 pm to 3 pm, the public is invited to Meet the Artists Chris Cran, Susan Dobson, Sandy Plotnikoff, David Merritt and Sarah A. Johnson, who will speak about their works. The presentations will be 20-30 minutes each and are included with Gallery admission.

Sneak a peak in the artists’ studios and listen to some interviews as a dozen new videos have just been added on the iPads in the exhibition space. Visitors can also use the Wi-Fi network to share their thoughts on Twitter, use hashtag #NGCbuilders 

The exhibition catalogue is still available at the Bookstore and online ($40, members $34) in separate English or French versions.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

For more information and to watch the video, please visit:
http://www.gallery.ca/builders/

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 19th, 3:00pm

LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Dir. Michael Mann (USA: 1992), 112 min.
In 1757 British and French troops battle for the North American colonies with aid from various native American war parties. An independent man who was raised as a Mohican complicates things for a British officer when he falls in love with the officer’s daughter and pursues his own agenda.

Man Ray and the Magic Man

Antony Penrose
Tuesday, February 5, 7-8:30 pm
Jackman Hall
Public $12 | Members $10 | Students $8

When Antony Penrose’s father, the British Surrealist artist Roland Penrose and biographer of Man Ray, made his collage titled Homage to Man Ray (1976), he included the penciled wording HOM MAGE, a pun in French which can be translated as Magic Man. Roland knew that in his photography Man Ray magically transformed light into wonderful Surrealist images, and in his objects every day things became visual puns, sometimes sinister, sometimes funny, but always provocative.

Man Ray and Penrose’s mother Lee Miller had been lovers in their youth and their love endured as a deep friendship. Together in Paris in the heyday of Surrealism they discovered the technique of solarisation which became the hallmark of their artistic association. Their collaboration produced some of the most striking images in Man Ray’s whole oeuvre and it was Man Ray who in turn helped Lee Miller to become a Surrealist photographer in her own right.

Anthony Penrose is the son of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. He is a writer and director the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection.

Generously supported by Penny Rubinoff

For more information and to  buy tickets, please visit:
http://www.ago.net/man-ray-and-the-magic-man

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Classic Photographs Los Angeles 2013


Please join us at Classic Photographs Los Angeles
Booth 7

 We will be presenting works by:
David Goldblatt
Dave Heath
André Kertész

 
David Goldblatt, Untitled, circa 1972

Dave Heath, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1966

André Kertész, André and Elizabeth, 1921  

Dates: 
January 19-20, 2013 
Show Hours:   
Saturday, January 19: 11am - 7pm / Sunday, January 20: 11am - 5pm 
Location:  
Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset BLVD., Los Angeles, CA (map)  
For more information please visit:  

Next Exhibition - Zhang Yaxin, Model Opera, Opening January 26th


ZHANG YAXIN
Model Opera


Exhibition Dates: January 26 – February 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2-5 pm

The gallery is pleased to present the first North American exhibition of Zhang Yaxin’s photographs of the “Model Operas.”
 
 Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, 1971

In China, the model operas were planned and engineered during the Cultural Revolution by Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong. As Communist Party-sanctioned operas, they were considered "revolutionary" and modern in terms of thematic and musical features when compared with traditional Peking operas.
 
Azalea Mountain, 1974

Originally, a total of eight productions were made; six operas and two ballets. During the latter part of the Cultural Revolution, several other productions were completed. According to some sources, they were the only forms of artistic expression allowed in China at the time. Traditional Peking opera was considered bourgeois and had been banned. The operas were made in accordance with Mao’s provision that “art must serve the interests of the workers, peasants, and soldiers and must conform to proletarian ideology.” 

Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy, 1969

Zhang Yaxin is a Chinese photographer, born in 1933. He graduated from the photography department of Changchun Film Academy and joined the Xinhua News Agency as a staff reporter in 1963. This exhibition highlights the still photographs he made of the revolutionary model operas from 1969 to 1976. The plots of these operas are based on stories of labouring people struggling and fighting for happiness. They were made into films for promotion nationwide.  Yaxin’s still photographs of the characters and scenes were printed on posters, stamps and craftworks. It was a mass commercial campaign even though people did not understand it in such terms. As the dominant art form in people's lives for approximately ten years, the revolutionary model operas and their impact on society are now the subject of much analysis from a pop culture perspective.

Song of the Yimeng Mountain, 1975

Yaxin was chosen as the chief photographer by the Party Leaders and he worked under the close scrutiny of Jiang Qing. He used one of only three Hassleblad cameras in China at that time and had an unlimited amount of colour KODAK film at his disposal, whereas other photographers in his agency were allotted only three rolls of colour film per year. Working with a stage carpenter, he fashioned a box to encase the camera so that he could photograph during performances without interrupting the sound recording. He devoted eight years of his life photographing the model operas, which assembled China’s best playwrights and performers.

张雅心
样板戏
一月二十六日-- 二月二十三日,2013

在中国的文化大革命中,毛泽东主席的妻子江青策划和主导设计了样板戏。由共产党所认可的这种戏剧形式被认为是革命的,同时和传统京剧相比,在戏剧形式和音乐特质上又是现代的。

八部样板戏最初由六部京剧和两部芭蕾舞剧构成,在文革后期,又增加了另外几部。据说,这是当时中国唯一被允许的艺术表达形式。传统京剧被认为具有资产阶级情调而禁止了。样板戏则是遵从毛关于艺术必须符合无产阶级意识形态,为工农兵服务的规则而创制。

张雅心出生于1933年,他从长春电影学院摄影系毕业后,于1963年进入新华通讯社担任摄影记者。本次展览将展示他于1969年至1976年间所拍摄的样板戏剧照。样板戏的基本情节是劳动人民如何为幸福生活而挣扎奋斗,为了利于在全国范围内的广泛传播,被翻拍成电影。张雅心所拍摄的这些人物和场景的电影剧照,当时被大量印刷在海报、邮票、以及各种工艺品上,其实质不亚于一场大规模的商业推广,只是在当时的中国,人们并不熟悉这样的词汇。作为主导人民生活长达十年的艺术形式,革命现代样板戏现今则更多的被从波普文化的角度分析。

张雅心其时被党甄选为拍摄样板戏的主力摄影师,在江青的直接指导下工作。他使用哈苏相机拍摄,这是当时中国仅有的三部哈苏之一。他还获准无限量的使用柯达彩色胶卷,而他的新华社同事们每年只能分配到3个彩色胶卷。在拍摄电影剧照时,为了不妨碍现场录音,他和一名舞美木工一起,制造了一个可以装载相机的木盒,以隔绝快门声。张雅心用8年的时间拍摄样板戏,这些戏剧汇集了当时中国最好的剧作家和演员。此次展览为张雅心样板戏影像在北美的首次呈现
 

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM



January 26

RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN

A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1973 as part of the Model Operas.



February 2

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

Dir. Kaige Chen (China: 1993), 171 min.



February 9

THE WHITE HAIRED GIRL

A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1977 as part of the Model Operas.



February 16

THE RED VIOLIN

Dir. François Girard (Canada; 1998), 130 min.



February 23

MAO’S LAST DANCE

Dir. Bruce Beresford (Australia: 2009), 117 min

Saturday, January 12, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 12th, 3:00 PM
SEVEN SAMURAI


Dir. Akira Kurosawa (USA: 1956), 207 min.
Set in Japan during the Warring States Period, 1587, Seven Samurai is the story of a poor village of farmers under constant attack by bandits. The farmers hire seven masterless Samurai to defend them and combat the bandits when they return after the harvest to steal their crops.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Gallery Artist William Eakin's Exhibition "datumerrata" Opens Today!




WILLIAM EAKIN and CRAIG LOVE
datumerrata

Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 22, 2013
Opening: Friday, January 11, 5-8pm
Location: Manitoba Printmakers Association, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1A2

Martha Street Studio presents an exhibition of new work by Winnipeg based artists William Eakin and Craig Love. Each artist will present work created over the last year, along with a new editioned portfolio of 12 pigment prints embellished with silkscreen. The portfolio is the first collaboration between the two artists and was produced by Martha Street Studio.

For more information please visit:
http://www.printmakers.mb.ca/
For information on William Eakin please visit his artist page:
http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=114

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gallery Artist Phil Bergerson Exhbiting at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre



Phil Bergerson
American Shards
 
January 24 to April 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 at 7pm

The exhibition American Shards features a richly descriptive series of photographs by one of Canada’s leading documentary photographers. Phil Bergerson has for years photographed urban and rural America in critical view of the state of unrest found within that social landscape. The American Shards series is a poetic statement full of irony and pathos, critique and empathy. Bergerson’s work is in the tradition of social realism, as defined by Walker Evans’ American Photographs, Robert Frank’s The Americans, Nathan Lyons’ Notations in Passing, and Lee Friedlander's concept of the "social landscape," but Bergerson offers a unique Canadian perspective.

Of Bergerson's work, Peter Higdon (Ryerson Image Centre) says: “In a remarkable distillation of purpose and exploration, Phil Bergerson has brought an important new perspective to the arena of contemporary photography. He has done so in a spirit of clear-eyed and compassionate engagement.” The success of the series is in its exacting juxtapositions. The series, shot with a medium format camera and colour film, is as Bergerson states: “A personal view of America, an extended sequence constructed from fragmentary messages that encapsulate what I, as a Canadian, see and feel about America.” The photographs are, in their layered composition of literal and metaphorical signs, as complex as the culture from which they spring.

The American Shards exhibition, curated by Judith Nasby, also announces the acquisition of 18 photographs for the MSAC collection.

For more information on "American Shards" please visit:
http://www.msac.ca/phil-bergerson-american-shards 
For more information on Phil Bergerson please visit his artist page:
http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=11

Ryerson Image Centre Voted Top New Gallery in Toronto!

Congratulations to the Ryerson Image Centre [RIC] for being voted the top new art gallery in Toronto on BlogTO! If you haven't had a chance to visit RIC their next exhibition, "HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS" runs from January 23 to April 14.

For more information and the full list of galleries please visit:
http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_new_art_galleries_in_toronto_2012/ 
For more information on the exhibition please visit:
http://ryerson.ca/ric/exhibitions/HRHW.html 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gallery Artist Alex Webb interviewed by the New York Times

 
Alex Webb: Rendering a Complex World, in Color and Black-and-White
By JAMES ESTRIN


For someone who says 99 percent of street photography is about failure, Alex Webb has had a notably successful career. From his early work in Haiti and along the United States-Mexico border, to recent projects in the United States Rust Belt, Mr. Webb, a member of Magnum Photos, had produced a deep archive of images rich in color and complexity. James Estrin recently discussed with him how his work has evolved over the last four decades. Their interview has been edited.
Q.
You’re known for making complex images that seem to other photographers as if they would be very difficult to compose. How do you work on the street? How much planning and forethought go into making your images?

A.
I take complex photographs because I experience the world — particularly more and more as I get older — as a very complicated and ultimately inexplicable place. My experiences in the world, my travels as a photographer, lead me to believe that there are no simple solutions, no easy answers, just a lot of difficult and perhaps unanswerable questions.

My most basic process as a photographer is to wander, allowing the camera and my experiences to lead me where they will. I try to arrive initially in a situation, or a place, with as few rational preconceptions as possible. Of course, that is ultimately impossible; we all are conditioned by our culture, our education, our experiences — what makes us who we are. Nonetheless, I make an effort to be as open as possible to alternative possibilities, possibilities that may contradict what I rationally might expect.

The words “planning and forethought” imply a level of rationality. Instead, I sense the possibility of a picture. It might be a group of people, it might be the look of a corner, I can’t say what it might be until I see it. It’s all about having a feel for the street.

My photography at its purest is about response, about visual exploration, about discovery. On one level, if I knew what it was I wanted in advance, I’m not sure I would choose photography as a medium. Part of what excites me about photography is its very uncertainty, the fact that it is not just the photographer, but the vagaries of the world that result in the photograph. If I had a greater inkling of just what I wanted in advance, why not choose a medium where there is much greater imaginative control, like painting?

To continue reading please visit:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/08/alex-webb-rendering-a-complex-world-in-color-and-black-and-white/

 

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in Group Show at Welch School Galleries


Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices Exhibition
Project by Jill Frank and Stephanie Dowda
Jan 14 - Feb 8, 2013 

Welch School Galleries

Exhibiting Artists:

Daniel Bejar
Paul Chan
Debbie Grossman
Guillermo Gudiño
Sergei Isaenko
Lamia Joreige
Jason Lazarus 
Sanaz Mazinani
Michael David Murphy
Possible Press
Joel Sternfeld

Many of the photographic and video works in this exhibition address politically charged issues by capitalizing on the way that the lens can capture and transform notions of authenticity, perception, and reality. The artists operate within a framework that aims to combat the uniformity and ubiquity of photographs while challenging dominant, and often oppressive, cultural representation. Often deploying reality as a tool that builds an illusion, the resulting works could be considered fables that ask viewers to decipher fact and fiction to gain insight, and search for elements of truth within the constructions.

Free and open to the pubic. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Closed weekends and University holidays. 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. Google map.

For more information please visit:
http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwgal/

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 12th, 3:00 PM
SEVEN SAMURAI


Dir. Akira Kurosawa (USA: 1956), 207 min.
Set in Japan during the Warring States Period, 1587, Seven Samurai is the story of a poor village of farmers under constant attack by bandits. The farmers hire seven masterless Samurai to defend them and combat the bandits when they return after the harvest to steal their crops.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Featured in the 2013 Winter Issue of Canadian Art

 
Photographer Michael Mitchell's article for the 2013 Winter edition of Canadian Art features gallery artist Robert Burley's recent book The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era.

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2012/12/12/prints-of-darkness-robert-burley/

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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 5th, 3:00 PM

RESERVOIR DOGS

Dir. Quentin Tarantino (USA: 1992), 99 min.
Six strangers, known by their codenames (Orange, White, Pink, Blonde, Brown and Blue), are brought together by criminal Joe Cabot to pull a heist on a diamond merchant. The heist turns horribly wrong when police arrive early. Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantino’s debut feature as a writer, director and actor. It remains a significant film in American cinema.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

January 5th, 3:00 PM

RESERVOIR DOGS

Dir. Quentin Tarantino (USA: 1992), 99 min.
Six strangers, known by their codenames (Orange, White, Pink, Blonde, Brown and Blue), are brought together by criminal Joe Cabot to pull a heist on a diamond merchant. The heist turns horribly wrong when police arrive early. Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantino’s debut feature as a writer, director and actor. It remains a significant film in American cinema.