Sunday, June 30, 2013

Gallery Artist Alex Webb Interview in LA Times


Journalist Barbara Davidson interviews Alex Webb about his book The Suffering of Light, a 30 year retrospective of the photographers work.

... "How and when did the idea for "The Suffering of Light" — a 30-year retrospective — come about? What inspired the title?

The creation began some years ago as a series of discussions with two different museum curators about putting together a midcareer survey exhibition and book of my work. Neither exhibition transpired; however in the process, the idea of publishing the book with Aperture emerged. "The Suffering of Light" evolved into an exploration of my primary photographic obsession — working a certain way in color as a street photographer, predominantly in the tropics. Aperture also decided to curate an exhibition, which is now traveling...." - Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson

To read full interview: www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-alex-webb-suffering-light-20130616,0,3745621.story

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

Saturday, June 29, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


June 29 

HOW TO STEAL A MILLION

Dir. Willian Wyler (USA: 1966), 127 min.  This classic romantic comedy stars Audrey Hepburn as Nicole who discovers her father is an art forger. After one of his forged statues is sold to a museum in Paris, Nicole decides she will find a way to steal the statue to ensure it is not tested. Nicole searches out help to pull off the robbery from a man she does not know that well- her new acquaintance Simon played by Peter O’toole.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Robert Giard Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Fellowship Winner


"The Robert Giard Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the City University of New York, announced the 2013 - 2014 Robert Giard Fellowship recipient, filmmaker Carmen Oquendo-Villar, at its annual benefit on May 22, 2013. The guest of honor and speaker at the benefit, held in support of the fellowship, was Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.

Ms. Oquendo-Villar receives The Robert Giard Fellowship grant of $7,500 to allow her to prepare for the principal photography stage of her project, enabling her to recruit a film crew with experience shooting quality footage in precarious situations such as conflict/war zones..." - Giard Foundation

For more information on the fellowship and this year's winner: http://robertgiardfoundation.org/news/detail/robert-giard-foundation-announces-2013-2014-fellowship-winner

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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

REMINDER! OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT!

VID INGELEVICS: Between art & Art
Exhibition Dates: June 22 – July 20, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 5-9pm

Vancouver Art Gallery #01. Vancouver, 2008

For more information: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=251

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

Imagine: Vivian Maier- Who Took Nanny's Pictures

The documentary Imagine: Vivian Maier aired on BBC One last night.  Presented by Alan Yentob this episode shows the story of Maier, a nanny in Chicago for 40 years who had taken thousands of pictures.  The images were discovered shortly before her death but it was after her death that she became seen as an amazing photographer whose images are very sought after.

The gallery will have an exhibition of Vivian Maier's work this summer.  The exhibition, Out of the Shadows, will be on display from July 25th - September 14th, 2013. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Life on the Grid: 100 Years of Street Photography in Toronto

 Photo by Ivaan Kotulsky

The latest exhibition at the City of Toronto Archives, Life on the Grid: 100 Years of Street Photography opens tomorrow.  The exhibit will be on display until May 2014 and includes images from many different photographers.

June 27th, 2013 - May 2014
City of Toronto Archives
255 Spadina Road, Toronto

For more about the exhibition: www.toronto.ca/archives/#street

Article from the Torontoist: http://torontoist.com/2013/06/from-the-toronto-archives-a-photographic-record-of-street-life/

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


 
June 29 

HOW TO STEAL A MILLION

Dir. Willian Wyler (USA: 1966), 127 min.  This classic romantic comedy stars Audrey Hepburn as Nicole who discovers her father is an art forger. After one of his forged statues is sold to a museum in Paris, Nicole decides she will find a way to steal the statue to ensure it is not tested. Nicole searches out help to pull off the robbery from a man she does not know that well- her new acquaintance Simon played by Peter O’toole.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson in Group Show "Under My Skin" in New York City


The group exhibition titled Under My Skin: Nudes in Contemporary Photography is on at the Flowers Gallery in New York City until July 27th and features work by 26 artists.

"Under My Skin investigates the contemporary sensibility surrounding the canon of the nude in fine art. Is the unclothed body still the desired body? How does the visual language of the nude fit into the Warholian conversation about “high” and “low” art? How is the body revealed in the 21st century? ..."

For more about the exhibition please visit: www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/flowers/2013/under-my-skin/#.UcXpjdhnNjk

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

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Opening Today! Vid Ingelevics: Between art & Art

 
VID INGELEVICS: Between art & Art
Exhibition Dates: June 22 – July 20, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 5-9pm

“Between art & Art” is based on observations Ingelevics made during research in the photography archives of public institutions in North America and Europe.  Ingelevics (b. Toronto, Ontario, 1952) examined the historical work of usually anonymous museum staff photographers and noted how they and their work seemed to be situated somewhere between the “art” of photography – usually understood as technical practice - and the “Art” that was often their subject.

Vancouver Art Gallery #01. Vancouver, 2008
In the late 1990s, while working on the exhibition, “Camera Obscured,” which addressed the use of photography in public museums, Ingelevics noted that the uncertainty of the staff photographers’ institutional position seemed to extend to the images they produced.  He was often unable to determine why some images were made or even what their original subjects were. In many cases, little or no information accompanied the images because, at the time of their creation, their meaning was held to be stable, factual and self-evident.  For those who made and used the images, the question of meaning was simply obvious and no meta-data or captioning beyond the barest minimum seemed necessary.  
Metropolitan Museum of Art #40. New York, 2000

As years passed and those responsible for the production and use of the images were no longer at the institution, the lived experience that produced a context and sustained a certain understanding of the images dissipated. Ingelevics’ fascination with what now seemed so contradictory – a large format, sharp, highly-detailed image that appeared to be so purposeful, but so oddly arbitrary – led him to attempt the “impersonation” of one of those long forgotten museum staff photographers. From 2000 to 2008 he returned to many of the same institutions and, using similar large format camera equipment, he produced contemporary images of these sites that might have been made years earlier. 


Art Gallery of Ontario #04. Toronto, 2005
Ingelevics is an artist, curator and educator based in Toronto. He has exhibited his art and curated exhibitions across Canada, the U.S. and Europe at both private galleries and public institutions. He is the recipient of various awards, including grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.  His photographs can be found in private and public collections, including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; The City of Toronto Archives, Toronto; the Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark and the Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland. He is currently an Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto.
 
Kunstmuseum Thun #02, Thun. Switzerland, 2005

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM
Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Vid Ingelevics.  This film series offers a sampling of how museums have been depicted in popular culture. The main cinematic themes that museums seem to feature in historically are crime and horror. More recently, there has been a more comedy-oriented, populist turn in its representation (e.g., the recent 'Night at the Museum' films) as museums are beginning to be perceived as less stuffy and mausoleum-like and more as sites of family entertainment.
June 22
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM
Dir. Lynn Shores (USA: 1940), 63 min.

June 29
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION
Dir. William Wyler (USA: 1966), 127 min.

July 6
CHAMBER OF HORRORS
Dir. Hy Averback (USA: 1966), 99 min.

July 13
THE RELIC
Dir. Peter Hyams (USA: 1996), 110 min.

July 20
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Dir. Shawn Levy (USA: 2006), 108 min.

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA



June 22

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM

Dir Lynn Shores (USA: 1940), 63 min.

An escaped criminal hides in a New York Museum, seeking revenge on Charlie Chan.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky's Image Used for an Article in New York Times Style Magazine


 © Laura Letinsky, courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

The above image was used at the beginning of the article entitled "Sign of the Times - The Joylessness of Sex on TV", written by Ginia Bellafante for T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine. 

To read article please go to: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/sign-of-the-times-the-joylessness-of-sex/?emc=eta1

Laura Letinsky Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=70

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gallery Artist Susan Meiselas' Images featured on Time Lightbox Article

Street fighter, Managua, Nicaragua, 1979
Susan Meiselas—Magnum/Courtesy LOOK3

"...This year promises more featured ‘INsight Artists’ than in years past, including Gregory Crewdson, Susan Meiselas, Richard Misrach, Michael Nichols, Josef Koudelka and Carrie Mae Weems. In addition to their exhibitions, each of these influential photographers will participate in onstage conversations with an interviewer and large-scale projections of their work in the background...."
 
To read full article: lightbox.time.com/2013/06/13/a-glance-at-the-look3-photo-festival-2013/?iid=lb-gal-viewagn#3

Susan Meiselas Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=118

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA





June 22

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM

Dir Lynn Shores (USA: 1940), 63 min.

An escaped criminal hides in a New York Museum, seeking revenge on Charlie Chan.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

REMINDER! Preview, Fundraiser and Print Sale for Peter Sramek’s Forthcoming Book

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 19th the gallery will be hosting a preview of the development of Sramek's forthcoming book, Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget.  Books will be available for order as well as prints for sale.  The event will run from 6pm-9pm at the gallery (Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West.)

For more information on the event: http://apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=5162

Peter Sramek Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=34

Monday, June 17, 2013

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig Exhibiting at the bildkultur in Stuttgart, Germany


WHITE³

Photographs by Cynthia Greig
20 June – 25 August 2013

"Cynthia Greig’s latest work White³ closely examines the   changing landscape of the contemporary art world, mapping its physical territories from the vantage point of a forensic minimalist. Merging the microscopic with the macroscopic, her photographs reimagine the physical space of the white cube as a cultural landscape to be surveyed: individual gallery “horizons” connect to a continuum of others, miniature archaeological sites display the accumulations of nameless detritus from past exhibitions that are reconfigured with each passing day, and the “topographies” of the gallery’s surfaces both exhibit and conceal the specific marks and evidence of its history...."

For more information on the exhibition please go to: www.bildkultur.de/Cynthia_Greig_e.html

Cynthia Greig Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=105

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi Exhibiting at the Ryerson Image Centre

The Eloquence of the Everyday
June 19th - August 25th, 2013
Main Gallery

Opening reception: Wednesday June 19th, 2013

"...This exhibition presents the photography of Gabor Szilasi, describing its evolution over five decades through an examination of the work carried out in three locations: Hungary, rural Quebec, and Montreal. Within each section, architectural, and town and city views mingle with portraits in order to reveal Szilasi’s belief in the centrality of community..."

For more information on the exhibition visit: www.ryerson.ca/ric/exhibitions/Szilasi.html

Gabor Szilasi Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=49

Saturday, June 15, 2013

LAST DAY to see Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders


DANNY LYON: The Bikeriders
Exhibition Dates: May 11 - June 15, 2013


“The Bikeriders” features a selection of photographs by Danny Lyon, one of the most important documentary photographers and filmmakers to come of age in the 1960s, which chronicle the activities of the motorcycle world from 1963 to 1967. Lyon documented the life of the American bikerider in the Midwest from the seat of his Triumph motorcycle, equipped with a Nikon, a Rolleiflex and a seven-pound portable tape recorder. In 1968, his photographs were published in the landmark book, The Bikeriders, which not only launched his career, but also introduced motorcycle counterculture to mainstream America, paving the way for the film Easy Rider. 




Racer, Schererville, Indiana, 1965
© Danny Lyon / Courtesy of Etherton Gallery, Tuscon
 
Writing in The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, photographer Martin Parr remarked, “…The Bikeriders, an important and influential work, was one of the first books to bring a new genre to late twentieth-century photography, a genre that became more central as the century progressed… Lyon photographed communities from the inside, making them an integral part of his life for the duration of the project, and even afterwards… The Bikeriders represented a significant step in 1960s American photography, not only launching an important photographic career, but also giving a younger generation of photographers a spokesman of their own age… Lyon was part of the generation he was photographing, so was able to talk with an authentic voice about his subjects, understanding instinctively not only their hopes and aspirations, but also why they were rebelling against all kinds of adult authority.”

Sparky and Cowboy (Gary Rogues), Schererville, Indiana, 1966
© Danny Lyon / Courtesy of Etherton Gallery, Tuscon


Route 12, Wisconsin, 1963
© Danny Lyon / Courtesy of Etherton Gallery, Tuscon

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday, June 15, 3:00pm

THE FIGHTER

Dir. David O. Russell (USA: 2010), 116 min.  The film tells a drama about an American welterweight boxer Micky Ward. Micky (Mark Wahlberg) used to be a “stepping stone” for other boxers to defeat on their way up. His old half-brother and a former champion who became addicted to drugs, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) starts to train Micky. Christian Bale won the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo won the Best Supporting Actress.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Preview, Fundraiser and Print Sale for Gallery Artist Peter Sramek's forthcoming book

On Wednesday June 19th the gallery will be hosting a preview of the development of Sramek's forthcoming book, Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget.  Books will be available for order as well as prints for sale.  The event will run from 6pm-9pm at the gallery (Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St West.)

For more information on the event: http://apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=5162

Peter Sramek Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=34

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Current Exhibition, Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders Featured on Toronto Is Awesome





TORONTOISAWESOME.COM authour Courtney Miceli writes about The Bikeriders in her lastest article regarding Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

"...Lyon is one of the most groundbreaking photojournalists and documentary filmmakers of the post-war era. His work has spanned decades and has created a profound impact on documentary art. As demonstrated in “The Bikeriders” exhibit, Lyon is notorious for the personal connection that he maintains with much of his artistic content...."

To read full article please visit: www.torontoisawesome.com/heart-to-column/heart-to-scotiabank-contact-photography-festival-gabriel-thompson-and-danny-lyon/

Exhibition Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=250

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


Saturday, June 15, 3:00pm

THE FIGHTER

Dir. David O. Russell (USA: 2010), 116 min.  The film tells a drama about an American welterweight boxer Micky Ward. Micky (Mark Wahlberg) used to be a “stepping stone” for other boxers to defeat on their way up. His old half-brother and a former champion who became addicted to drugs, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) starts to train Micky. Christian Bale won the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo won the Best Supporting Actress.

Next Exhibition: Vid Ingelevics, Opening June 22nd


VID INGELEVICS: Between art & Art
Exhibition Dates: June 22 – July 20, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 5-9pm

“Between art & Art” is based on observations Ingelevics made during research in the photography archives of public institutions in North America and Europe.  Ingelevics (b. Toronto, Ontario, 1952) examined the historical work of usually anonymous museum staff photographers and noted how they and their work seemed to be situated somewhere between the “art” of photography – usually understood as technical practice - and the “Art” that was often their subject.

Vancouver Art Gallery #01. Vancouver, 2008

In the late 1990s, while working on the exhibition, “Camera Obscured,” which addressed the use of photography in public museums, Ingelevics noted that the uncertainty of the staff photographers’ institutional position seemed to extend to the images they produced.  He was often unable to determine why some images were made or even what their original subjects were. In many cases, little or no information accompanied the images because, at the time of their creation, their meaning was held to be stable, factual and self-evident.  For those who made and used the images, the question of meaning was simply obvious and no meta-data or captioning beyond the barest minimum seemed necessary.  

Metropolitan Museum of Art #40. New York, 2000

As years passed and those responsible for the production and use of the images were no longer at the institution, the lived experience that produced a context and sustained a certain understanding of the images dissipated. Ingelevics’ fascination with what now seemed so contradictory – a large format, sharp, highly-detailed image that appeared to be so purposeful, but so oddly arbitrary – led him to attempt the “impersonation” of one of those long forgotten museum staff photographers. From 2000 to 2008 he returned to many of the same institutions and, using similar large format camera equipment, he produced contemporary images of these sites that might have been made years earlier. 


Art Gallery of Ontario #04. Toronto, 2005

Ingelevics is an artist, curator and educator based in Toronto. He has exhibited his art and curated exhibitions across Canada, the U.S. and Europe at both private galleries and public institutions. He is the recipient of various awards, including grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.  His photographs can be found in private and public collections, including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; The City of Toronto Archives, Toronto; the Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark and the Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland. He is currently an Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto.
 
Kunstmuseum Thun #02, Thun. Switzerland, 2005


FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Vid Ingelevics.  This film series offers a sampling of how museums have been depicted in popular culture. The main cinematic themes that museums seem to feature in historically are crime and horror. More recently, there has been a more comedy-oriented, populist turn in its representation (e.g., the recent 'Night at the Museum' films) as museums are beginning to be perceived as less stuffy and mausoleum-like and more as sites of family entertainment.

June 22
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM
Dir. Lynn Shores (USA: 1940), 63 min.

June 29
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION
Dir. William Wyler (USA: 1966), 127 min.

July 6
CHAMBER OF HORRORS
Dir. Hy Averback (USA: 1966), 99 min.

July 13

THE RELIC
Dir. Peter Hyams (USA: 1996), 110 min.

July 20

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Dir. Shawn Levy (USA: 2006), 108 min.


1026 Queen Street West Toronto Canada
T 416.504.0575 bulgergallery.com

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gallery Artist Gabor Szilasi exhibition at Ryerson Image Centre

Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday

The Eloquence of the Everyday looks at 5 decades of Szilasi's photography.  This exhibition, curated by David Harris, will in the Main Gallery at the Ryerson Image Centre from June 19th - August 25th, 2013.  The opening for the exhibition will be on June 19th from 6pm-8pm. 

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric/exhibitions/Szilasi.html

Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=49

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Article in Globe and Mail features Current Exhibition





"Rough and quirky: Biker photography at the Stephen Bulger Gallery"

"Danny Lyon at Stephen Bulger Gallery: Not in NYC for Dennis Hopper’s Gagosian show? Check out this awesome biker anthropologist, whose rough, quirky shots influenced Easy Rider."

To read full article: www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/rough-and-quirky-biker-photographer-at-the-stephen-bulger-gallery/article12397940/

Exhibition page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=250

Friday, June 7, 2013

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday June 8th, 3:00pm

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

Dir. Robert Wise (USA: 1956), 113 min.
Raised in a violent family, Rocky Graziano has a long career of criminal activity. Once released from prison, Rocky becomes a professional middleweight boxer. The role of Rocky was to be originally played by James Dean, however, he died before filming began. The film is regarded for being one of Paul Newman’s first staring roles.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

Saturday June 8th, 3:00pm

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

Dir. Robert Wise (USA: 1956), 113 min.
Raised in a violent family, Rocky Graziano has a long career of criminal activity. Once released from prison, Rocky becomes a professional middleweight boxer. The role of Rocky was to be originally played by James Dean, however, he died before filming began. The film is regarded for being one of Paul Newman’s first staring roles.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in Group Exhibition "Screen and Décor" at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

"For Screen and Décor the use of pattern and ornament (in the sense of extended motif) in contemporary art is understood as an organizing principle in a world of excessive data. Artworks in the exhibition are resonant of a contemporary visual reality characterized by complex patterning. Within the frame of an all-over exhibition design created by Rodney LaTourelle (CA) and Louise Witthöft (DK), Screen and Décor proposes to look at this phenomenon through the work of six artists."

Exhibition: June 8–August 17, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 6:00–8:00pm

Justina M Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON

For more information: www.jmbgallery.ca/ExUpcoming.html

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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gallery Artist Laura Letinsky Featured in Elle Decor

Untitled #4, 1999
Recently features in both print and online, Elle Decor showcases the work of gallery artist Laura Letinsky.

"This Chicago-based photographer transforms images of abandoned tablescapes into lyrical explorations of loss....Domestic life can sometimes be banal, but who says it has to be ugly? Laura Letinsky elevates the mundane in her luminous color photographs of dirty dishes, rotting fruit, and table scraps."

To read the complete article please visit: http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/art-show-laura-letinsky-a-59310?click=main_sr

Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=70