Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reminder! Tonight - Ossington Avenue Dance Party and Loveraiser!

The Ossington Community Association is pleased to present the Ossington Avenue Dance Party and Loveraiser at the Lower Ossinton Theater Cabaret Room.

8pm-?!
$20 suggested at door or visit tinyurl.com/weluvoss
Featuring DJ Ian Andrew
 

Zhang Yaxin: Model Opera Exhibition Featured in Slate's Behold, The Photo Blog

Author Alyssa Coppelman offers an in depth look at the Chinese Model Operas paired with the rare colour photographs by photographer Zhang Yaxin featured in our past solo exhibition Model Opera.

To view the complete article please visit: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/02/26/zhang_yaxin_documenting_china_s_model_operas_during_the_cultural_revolution.html

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

Gallery Photographer Richard Harrington's Upcoming Exhibition at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is pleased to present Richard Harrington: Arctic Photographer, March 29th - June 16th. Gallery talk with Leslie Boyd Ryan Director of Dorset Fine Arts will talk place Thursdat May 9th at 7pm.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre
Oshawa, Ontario
905-576-3000
rmg.on.ca

For more information please visit: http://www.rmg.on.ca/richard-harrington-arctic-photographer.php

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=99

Gallery Artist Robert Burley Speaking at the New York Public Library








On Wednesday April 3rd, 2013, gallery artist Robert Burley will speak about the Disappearance of Darkness at the New York Public Library as part of the ARTIST DIALOGUE SERIES – joined by curator/writer Alison Nordstrom and moderated by Arezoo Moseni for the New York Public Library. The discussion will take place in the Stephen Schwarzman Building from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This artist talk is free! Doors open at 5:30pm.

To read more please visit: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/node/183405

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 2nd, 3:00pm

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

Dir. Alison Klayman (USA: 2012), 91 min.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a documentary film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. Weiwei gained international attention through both his ambitious artwork and political provocations. In response the Chinese authorities shut down his blog, assaulted him, bulldozed his studio and held him in a secret custody. The documentary examines the complex connection of artistic practice and social activism through the life and art of China’s leading contemporary artist.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Collection of Gallery Artist Larry Towell's Work Showing at the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia

For one night only, Thursday April 4th, a collection of Larry Towell's work will be shown live with Mike Stevens at the Imperial Theater in Sarnia Ontario.

"An intimate live performance showcasing the collected works of acclaimed photographer, poet and musician Larry Towell, with special musical guest and harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens."

Purchase your tickets today! $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students.  Call the Imperial Theater Box Office at 519-344-7469 or stop by the Box Office in person.

For more information please visit: http://jnaag.ca/featured-articles/item/170-get-your-tickets-today

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=15

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 23, 3:00 PM

MAO’S LAST DANCER

Dir. Bruce Beresford (Australia: 2009), 117 min
This Australian drama is based on ballet dancer Li Cunxin’s autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer. In the era of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, eleven-year-old Li was plucked from his poor Chinese village by Madame Mao to study ballet in Beijing.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gallery Artist Benoit Aquin's Exhibition - Haiti, Chaos et Quotidien - at the McCord Museum

Gallery artist Benoit Aquin's exhibition Haiti, Chaos et Quotidien will be shown at the McCord Museum, Montreal, QC, from February 28th until May 12th, 2013.

"In forty large format color photographs Aquin offers a contemporary honest vision of the country and daily life of Haitians in the chaotic conditions caused by the earthquake of January 2010. These photographs were taken by the artist during several trips over the three years period since the earthquake..." 

Artist talk: Wednesday February 27th at 5:30pm. Please RSVP by the 22nd of February - 514-398-7100.

For more information please visit: http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/expositions/expositionsXSL.php?lang=1&expoId=86&page=accueil

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=128

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 23, 3:00 PM

MAO’S LAST DANCER

Dir. Bruce Beresford (Australia: 2009), 117 min
This Australian drama is based on ballet dancer Li Cunxin’s autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer. In the era of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, eleven-year-old Li was plucked from his poor Chinese village by Madame Mao to study ballet in Beijing.

Next Exhibition: Clive Holden - Media, Mediated - Opening March 2nd


CLIVE HOLDEN
Media, Mediated


Exhibition Dates: March 2 – March 30, 2013
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, March 2, 2-5pm; Artist Remarks at 3:30pm.

The gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of work by visual artist Clive Holden. “Media, Mediated” features prints as well as new media installations that explore dynamism, variation, and renewal. 

   Countdown 8s, 2013

As part of Clive Holden’s creative process, he mimics the seemingly random order found in nature. The result is that the final part in the creation of his new media works can be witnessed, live, through the use of randomization algorithms. His original materials (brief film segments or snap shots, for example) are "mediated" through their use in several related but distinct media. In this way, the relationship between art media and genres, and the charged spaces they create, informs the results on all sides. He hacks web technology to create complex patterned projections and media wall installations, and by watching these works' continually re-mixing juxtapositions (they can never be viewed the same way twice), the art itself teaches him how to complete each related print.

EXPOSED (Colours 1), 2013

The balance between cinematic montage and visual motif is expressed in different ways through each medium. His installations (and also net art works viewable at cliveholden.com) are data-driven. They have no fixed duration and use cutting edge as well as lo-fi technology (such as HTML5, javascript, GIFs and film frame blow-ups), resulting in new hybrid forms. The often sequential polyptych prints also express this dynamism, containing charged movement that is expressed spatially.

 Elma, Manitoba (Blue), 2013

Holden’s best-known work to-date is the multi-disciplinary project “Trains of Winnipeg” (2001 to 2006). The project includes an award-winning feature-length cycle of films that was exhibited internationally. His films have been screened at: the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Images Festival, Toronto; transmediale, Berlin; Anthology Film Archives, New York; the London Film Festival; the Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen; Kino Arsenal, Berlin; and the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.

 UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS, Lilly Holden (detail), 2013 

Currently, Holden is continuing his work on “U Suite,” a project that began in 2006 and will be completed in 2020. He explores 21st century views on utopianism in its broadest sense. The theme of humanity’s relentless hope, as dramatized by the continuous renewal found in nature, runs throughout the project. So far, “Chapters” and individual elements of the project have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival; Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke; Light Industry film series, Brooklyn; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Images Festival, Toronto; Platform Centre for Photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg; and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.

 Wind At Lake Manitoba 1, 2013

Holden’s installation, “UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS”, curated by Gaëlle Morel, is also on view on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 14, 2013. Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be unfamous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he uses the “unfamous” as an organizing principle in this selection of one hundred image details and faces in an innovative new media work that balances time-based and non-time based art forms.

Note: The price list will be made public on March 2nd, 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, Clive Holden.


March 2
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
 
Dir. Alison Klayman (USA: 2012), 91 min. 

March 9
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL
 
Dir. Jessica Yu (USA: 2004), 81 min. 

March 16
FAMILY VIEWING
 
Dir. Atom Egoyan (Canada: 1988), 86 min. 

March 23
PINA
 
Dir. Wim Wenders (Germany: 2011), 106 min. 

March 30
HERB AND DORTHY
 
Dir. Megumi Sasaki (USA: 2008), 89 min.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 16, 3:00pm

THE RED VIOLIN


Dir. François Girard (Canada: 1998), 130 min.
This Canadian drama, which spans four centuries and five countries, tells the story of a mysterious violin and the various characters who owned it. The film was co-produced by companies in the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gallery Artist Robert Burley's Book “The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era” Discussed in a New York Times Blog

 

Author David Gonzalez discussed Robert Burley's book The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era in yesterdays New York Times blog "Lens: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism."

"...Those same emotions — of joy, confusion, excitement and, yes, loss — are vividly evoked by Robert Burley’s book “The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the End of the Analog Era.” In it, he chronicles the breakneck speed at which film and the huge factories where it was produced have almost vanished. He has pulled back the curtains and taken the viewer into places where film, paper and chemicals were cloaked in darkness — both literal and legal. Using a 4-by-5 film camera whose technology itself harkens to the 19th century, he has produced a meditative and loving look at an industry that has imploded like the dozens of factories that have vanished into rubble and empty lots."

To read the complete article please visit: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/picturing-the-end-of-analog/

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

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 16, 3:00pm

THE RED VIOLIN


Dir. François Girard (Canada: 1998), 130 min.
This Canadian drama, which spans four centuries and five countries, tells the story of a mysterious violin and the various characters who owned it. The film was co-produced by companies in the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada.

AIPAD Opening Night Gala to Benefit inMotion



The Gallery is pleased to announce our attendance at the AIPAD Photography Show New York. Please visit us at Booth #212 and join us at the Opening Night Gala to benefit inMotion.

Opening Night Gala

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5 - 9pm
Location: Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street at Park Avenue
Tickets: 5 - 9pm, $250, includes entry for one person, one run-of-Show pass, and one copy of the AIPAD catalogue; 7 - 9pm, $100, includes entry for one person and one single-day show pass.  To purchase tickets online, please visit gala.aipad.com

Since 1993, inMotion has confronted the challenging needs of families in crisis by providing free legal services to low-income and abused women. inMotion has helped thousands of women free themselves from abusive relationships, stay in their homes, and win the financial support to which they—and their children—are legally entitled. Learn more at inmotiononline.org.


The AIPAD Photography Show New York

Location:
Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street at Park Avenue
Dates: April 4 - 7, 2013
Hours: Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 6, 11am - 7pm; Sunday, April 7, 11am - 6pm
Panel Discussions: Saturday, April 6

For more information contact AIPAD at +1.202.367.1158 or email info@aipad.com.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Gallery and Current Exhibition Mentioned in Today's Toronto Star

Writer Christopher Hume mentions the galley and our current exhibition Model Opera in his article "Art flourishes in old buildings, while chains hold condo neighborhoods in bondage" in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) section of today's Toronto Star. 

"One of the most interesting shows in Toronto right now is on display in one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in Toronto right now."

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/08/art_flourishes_in_old_buildings_while_chains_hold_condo_neighbourhoods_in_bondage_hume.html

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday February 9th, 3:00pm

THE WHITE HAIRED GIRL

A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1977 as part of the Model Operas.
During the anti-Japanese War in Yanggezhuang, China, Xi’er, a poor peasant girl, fled into the deep mountains after her love, Yang Bailao, had been murdered by the traitor and malicious landlord Huang Shiren. Tortured by anger, wind, frost, snow and rain, Xi’er hair turned white, but her determination for revenge was strengthened. An army and civilians united together to eliminate traitors take back control. Huang Shiren was defeated and Xi’er received her revenge!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gallery Artist Clive Holden's Interview in Akimbo's Art + Tech Blog

"Is it un-American to be un-famous? Is a lack of celebrity akin to being unpatriotic? Is being American all you need to ensure your fame? Are you a failure if you die without fame? Without embracing America? These are the questions multimedia artist Clive Holden asks in his latest work UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS. Comprised of eight video screens forming a cinematic 32:9 aspect ratio, this marriage of old and new technology spans the Salah J.Bachir New Media Wall at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto."

James Folwer met up with Clive to discuss how he selected images from the Black Star Collection and what technology he used in this challenging new work.

James Folwer's Akimbo Art interview: http://www.akimbo.ca/atblog/?id=58

Link to documentation page: http://unamericanunfamous.com/about/

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

The ‘Public Life’ of Photographs Symposium at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 9-11, 2013

"The 'Public Life' of Photographs"
Symposium, May 9-11, 2013

Eaton Lecture Theatre (RCC204)
Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street, Toronto

"The symposium will bring together 15 internationally renowned scholars and curators, from Canada, the United States, France, Germany, England, and New Zealand, during a three-day symposium (May 9 to 11, 2013) at the Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University. “The ‘Public Life’ of Photographs” will attract a broad audience made up of students, scholars, faculty, artists, curators, collectors, practitioners, the arts community, and the general public."

Confirmed participants include:
Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, NZ)
Nathalie Boulouch, Université Rennes 2 (Rennes, FR)
Marta Braun, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
David Campany, University of Westminster (London, ENG)
Heather Diack, University of Florida (Miami, FL)
André Gunthert, École des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, FR)
Sophie Hackett, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON)
Robin Kelsey, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Vincent Lavoie, Université du Québec à Montréal (Montréal, QC)
Olivier Lugon, Université de Lausanne (Lausanne, SUI)
Joel Snyder, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Bodo von Dewitz, Museum Ludwig (Cologne, GER)


For more information please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/lectures/Publiclife.html

The Gallery is Pleased to be apart of the Queen of Hearts: Fall in Love with West Queen West

February 9th, 2012

Here is how it works:
1.You will get a passport from any of the participating stores (Check out Facebook.com/WestQueenWest on Wednesday February 6th for listing of participating businesses)

2. On Saturday, February 9th between 11am and 6 pm, stroll along West Queen West. Visit the stores you love and the new ones that you will start a love affair with. The stores will welcome you with a fun refreshment + a stamp for your passport.

3. Once the passport is stamped with 9 of the participating stores, you become eligible for all of deals that are offered from all participating Queen of Hearts stores until the end of the month (GOOD deals, half price, 2 for 1, and more).

Fill your passport to receive 20% off books at the Stephen Bulger Gallery! http://www.bulgergallery.com/

AIPAD Opening Night Gala to Benefit inMotion

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers invites you to preview the AIPAD Photography Show New York at the AIPAD Opening Night Gala to benefit in Motion.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street   

5 to 9 p.m. • $250
Includes entry for one person, one run-of-Show pass,
and one copy of the AIPAD catalogue

7 to 9 p.m. • $100
Includes entry for one person and one single-day
Show pass


To purchase tickets online, please visit: https://www.showreg.net/AIPAD1304S/default.asp?sid=80A44A8222884FB2B846EC7DA53ABC7E&cartUrl=65370FBBF7B54BF58551C2D4CE5BED48&oldId=&mail_id=&GEN=&GEN=

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday February 9th, 3:00pm

THE WHITE HAIRED GIRL

A ballet photographed by Zhang Yaxin in 1977 as part of the Model Operas.
During the anti-Japanese War in Yanggezhuang, China, Xi’er, a poor peasant girl, fled into the deep mountains after her love, Yang Bailao, had been murdered by the traitor and malicious landlord Huang Shiren. Tortured by anger, wind, frost, snow and rain, Xi’er hair turned white, but her determination for revenge was strengthened. An army and civilians united together to eliminate traitors take back control. Huang Shiren was defeated and Xi’er received her revenge!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gallery Artist Clive Holden's Artist Talk at Ryerson Image Centre Tomorrow

Clive Holden will be discussing his process of creating UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS at the Ryerson Image Centre Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at 6pm.

"Clive Holden will discuss his process of creating UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS, including the title, the journey he took in order to wrest 100 people from the margins of visual history, and the work's balance between time-based and non-time-based art forms; cinema and music; photography and painting, or montage and motif. Holden will also talk about his social media-fueled search for community-nominated photos to be added to UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS (deadline March 15th)."

For more information please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/

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

Works by Gallery Artist Pete Doherty Included in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Current Exhibition

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is hosting Position As Desired / Exploring African Canadian Identity: Photographs from the Wedge Collection. Works by gallery artist Pete Doherty will be featured in this exhibition that runs from January 22nd to March 30th 2013. Opening reception Friday February 8th at 5:30pm

"Position As Desired presents photographic works from the Wedge Collection, ranging from rare vintage portraits of the first African immigrants to Canada, to contemporary works by four emerging artists that document the experiences of African Canadians. The exhibition also features a local component, incorporating works produced by African Nova Scotian artists that express personal interpretations of African Canadian identities."

For more information please visit: http://www.pier21.ca/position-as-desired

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=78

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Gallery is Pleased to Announce Three of Our Artists will be Participating in the Upcoming SNAP! Live Auction

Gallery artists Fausta Facciponte, Sanaz Mazinani and Elizabeth Siegfried are each contributing to SNAP!, a photographic art fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto. Toronto's annual auction of contemporary art photography.

Live and Silent Auction Gala Event: Thursday March 7th, 2013
Public Preview: February 28th to March 3rd 2013 

For more information and to purchase gala tickets please visit: www.snap-toronto.com 

Fausta Facciponte's Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=134

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

Elizabeth Siegfried's Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=6

REMINDER! 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.