Saturday, August 31, 2013

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August 31st

2:00 PM 
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?

Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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 
 
3:15 PM
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION
Dir. Harold Ramis (USA: 1983), 98 min.
The Griswold family is at it again, attempting yet another vacation in the National Lampoon’s film series of disastrous family excursions. In this particular excursion, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) heads a cross-country road trip to the Walley World theme park. While the miscalculations and oversights that occur seem to be the substance of a fictionalized comedy, the story is actually based upon screenwriter John Hughes’ family trip to Disneyland, during his childhood.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe at Pearson International Airport


Prints by Conarroe will be displayed in Terminal 1 at the Pearson International Airport until December 15th. The exhibition is titled Make A Move: Selections From By Rail.  

For more information: www.no9.ca/exhibitions/Scott%20Conarroe/MakeAmove.php

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=87

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Finding Vivian Maier" at TIFF

The documentary Finding Vivian Maier premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.  Retracing Maier's history through New York, France and Chicago, the film tries to find out more about the life of a woman who shared very little about herself. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, the film will screen on Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th. 

For more information: http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/festival/2013/findingvivianmaier

Exhibition information: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=252

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August 31st

2:00 PM 
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?

Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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 
 
3:15 PM
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION
Dir. Harold Ramis (USA: 1983), 98 min.
The Griswold family is at it again, attempting yet another vacation in the National Lampoon’s film series of disastrous family excursions. In this particular excursion, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) heads a cross-country road trip to the Walley World theme park. While the miscalculations and oversights that occur seem to be the substance of a fictionalized comedy, the story is actually based upon screenwriter John Hughes’ family trip to Disneyland, during his childhood.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

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August 24th

2:00 PM 
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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 
 
3:15 PM
CADDYSHACK
Dir. Harold Ramis (USA: 1980), 98 min.
Starring numerous comic greats including Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield this sports comedy portrays the goings-on of an upscale country club. The club’s normally stuffy atmosphere is thoroughly (yet quite amusingly) interrupted by means of a gopher infestation, flighty caddies and the whims of its dubious members.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter in Group Exhibition at Akron Art Museum

Rossiter's prints are included in the exhibition With a Trace: Photographs of Absence.  The exhibition is currently on display and will be up until January 26th, 2014 at the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. 

For more information: http://akronartmuseum.org/exhibitions/details.php?unid=3825

Alison Rossiter Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=3

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August 24th

2:00 PM 
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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 
 
3:15 PM
CADDYSHACK
Dir. Harold Ramis (USA: 1980), 98 min.
Starring numerous comic greats including Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield this sports comedy portrays the goings-on of an upscale country club. The club’s normally stuffy atmosphere is thoroughly (yet quite amusingly) interrupted by means of a gopher infestation, flighty caddies and the whims of its dubious members.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vivian Maier review on Akimbo Blog

"Anyone who thinks contemporary art relentlessly masters technology (and, perhaps, no one thinks this), should consider how long it has taken us to figure out photography and the challenges that remain when we look through the camera...." - Terence Dick, Akimbo

To read full article: www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=747

Exhibition page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=252

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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August 17th

2:00 PM
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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

3:15 PM
GREASE
Dir. Randal Kleiser (USA: 1978), 110 min.
Nominated for four Golden Globe Awards (1978) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (1979) this musical comedy details the love story involving two high school seniors in 1950s America. During the summer before senior year, greaser Danny falls for the naïve, Australia-bound Sandy (Olivia Newton-John). When Sandy’s family decides to stay in America, she finds herself at the same high school as Danny. Hilarity ensues as Danny decides whether he will compromise his bad-boy image to be with Sandy, while Sandy attempts to adjust to the lifestyle of a typical American high school student.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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August 17th

2:00 PM
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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

3:15 PM
GREASE
Dir. Randal Kleiser (USA: 1978), 110 min.
Nominated for four Golden Globe Awards (1978) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (1979) this musical comedy details the love story involving two high school seniors in 1950s America. During the summer before senior year, greaser Danny falls for the naïve, Australia-bound Sandy (Olivia Newton-John). When Sandy’s family decides to stay in America, she finds herself at the same high school as Danny. Hilarity ensues as Danny decides whether he will compromise his bad-boy image to be with Sandy, while Sandy attempts to adjust to the lifestyle of a typical American high school student.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Third Year Max Ex Winner Dylan Watts to Exhibit at CAMERA


DYLAN WATTS
MIRRORS

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, August 20 - Saturday August 24
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am to 6pm
Reception for the Artist: Friday, August 23, 7pm-10pm
Location: CAMERA, 1026 Queen Street West (enter through Stephen Bulger Gallery)


 Leila, 2013 © Dylan Watts

Photography depicts what the eye sees - to a such a high degree that they're hyper real- and therefore photographs are held as empirical truths. A mirror on the other hand, a reflection of reality, cannot compare to the spectacular hyper realism exhibited in photographs. This series is an exploration by the artist of the juxtaposition of hyper-real photographic imagery over mirrored reflections, and the play of photography's mass reproducibility with the creation of unique precious' images. 

For more information on Max Ex: www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/maxex/index.html

Monday, August 12, 2013

Vivian Maier exhibition on Photolife

A write up about the current Vivian Maier exhibition is on the Photolife website.  This is the first Canadian exhibition of Vivian Maier's photographs and will be on display at the gallery until September 14th, 2013.

To read article: www.photolife.com/blog/?p=16922

Exhibition page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=252

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Peter Brown exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art

Photographs by Brown from his West of Last Chance series will be on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art until October 20th, 2013.  The reception will be on August 24th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The exhibition includes text by author Kent Haruf.

For more information on the exhibition: http://mona.unk.edu/mona/exhibitions.html

Peter Brown Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=30

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vivian Maier Review in Canadian Art

Wilmette, IL (Self-Portrait, Full- Length Shadow), 1968 
 © Vivian Maier / Courtesy the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection and Stephen Bulger Gallery

"Vivian Maier: Where Instagram Meets Winogrand

The late Vivian Maier—whose first Canadian show is currently on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto—may be a 20th-century street photographer, but her case is suggestively contemporary.

Maier was a Chicago nanny, born in New York in 1926 to a French mother and Austro-Hungarian father. She was illegitimate, part of a line of illegitimate daughters. At age 6, she moved to her family town in France with her mother and stayed there until she was 12...." - David Balzer, Canadian Art

To read full article: www.canadianart.ca/reviews/2013/08/08/vivian-maier/

Vivian Maier Exhibition Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_exhibit_invitations.asp?ExhibitID=252

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August 10

2:00 PM

IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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

3:15 PM
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Dir. Billy Wilder (USA: 1955), 105 min.
Based on a three-act play by George Axelrod, this romantic comedy depicts a family-man (Tom Ewell) undergoing a mid-life crisis, who falls under the seductive spell of his beautiful neighbour (Marilyn Monroe) while away from his family. While much of the entertainment results from Ewell’s comic blunders, the film is also notable for its iconic scene of Monroe catching her white dress as it flows from the air of the subway grate.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Larry Towell Performance at World Press Photo 2013

In Amsterdam, Larry Towell performed original songs and poems while accompanied by Mike Stevens. Click the link below to view a 14 minute segment of his performance. 

To view performance: vimeo.com/69771608

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Paul Roth Appointed Director of Ryerson Image Centre

Renowned American photography curator brings expertise, connections and passion

Toronto, August 7, 2013 – Mohamed Lachemi, provost and vice president academic at Ryerson University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Roth as the new director of the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The appointment is for a five-year term beginning autumn 2013.

Paul Roth brings to the Ryerson Image Centre more than 25 years experience with some of the most important photography collections in North America. Most recently, he was senior curator and director of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., where he served two tenures in different capacities over 16 years. He has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona. Roth also served as executive director of The Richard Avedon Foundation in New York, where he led one of the most successful single-artist photography auctions in history.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Paul Roth to the director role at the Ryerson Image Centre,” said Lachemi. “Paul’s expertise is extensive and under his leadership the RIC will continue to build bridges into the international community, present thought-provoking public exhibitions, and provide opportunities for our students and faculty.”

At the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Roth organized such major exhibitions as Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power (2008), Sally Mann: What Remains (2004), and, at the National Gallery of Art, I…Dreaming: The Visionary Cinema of Stan Brakhage (2002). Since 1990, he has helped realize more than 70 museum exhibitions and film programs. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, including, most recently, the five-volume survey Gordon Parks: Collected Works (2012) and War Games: David Levinthal (2013). In addition, Roth has helped organize the archives of photographers as Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, Garry Winogrand, and Edward Weston.

“My interest in leading Ryerson Image Centre is multifaceted,” said Roth. “As a young institution with deep roots in an established and successful photography department, RIC has the opportunity to grow ambitiously. The RIC engenders a real opportunity to combine scholarship and populism—to encourage and support serious research while also providing a platform for smart exhibitions that appeal to a broad range of public interests. I look forward to working with the institution’s great staff and Advisory Board and with Ryerson’s dedicated faculty to help advance RIC’s focus on lens-based media as a discipline, as a profession, and as a democratic art that allows viewers a window into new worlds.”

Roth is well acquainted with the RIC, its mission, staff and affiliated faculty. In 2009, he worked with photographer and Ryerson alumnae Edward Burtynsky to exhibit and publish his series Oil at the Corcoran, in an exhibition and monograph that received international honours. Two years later, he participated in the RIC’s Burtynsky symposium on the occasion of that show’s 2011 Toronto copresentation by Ryerson Image Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum. More recently, he has served as a project research fellow studying the Black Star Collection’s holdings documenting the legendary Vietnam War protests at Chicago’s 1968 Democratic National Convention. He has followed the construction of the Image Arts Building and the development of the Ryerson Image Centre’s collections and exhibition program.

Doina Popescu, founding director of the RIC, will become a distinguished visiting fellow at Ryerson University, working on special projects with Roth and Provost Lachemi. Popescu said, “I am thrilled that Paul Roth will lead the Ryerson Image Centre into the future. His skills, history, experience, and passion will take the Ryerson Image Centre into a new era that will see a further deepening and growth of the mandate. I look forward to working with him throughout his directorship at the RIC.”

Stephen Bulger, chair, RIC Advisory Board, said, "On behalf of the RIC Advisory Board, we welcome Paul Roth as Director of Ryerson Image Centre. We are excited to have him on the team and are confident that he will continue to advance the Ryerson Image Centre's mission of collecting, exhibiting, and research, and steward a thoughtful slate of photography and media arts programming."

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ryersontoday/data/news/2013/08/20130807_Roth.html

Ryerson Image Centre Website:  www.ryerson.ca/ric/

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August 10

2:00 PM

IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?
Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 70 min.
Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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

3:15 PM
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Dir. Billy Wilder (USA: 1955), 105 min.
Based on a three-act play by George Axelrod, this romantic comedy depicts a family-man (Tom Ewell) undergoing a mid-life crisis, who falls under the seductive spell of his beautiful neighbour (Marilyn Monroe) while away from his family. While much of the entertainment results from Ewell’s comic blunders, the film is also notable for its iconic scene of Monroe catching her white dress as it flows from the air of the subway grate.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

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August 3

2:00 PM
IMAGINE: VIVIAN MAIER WHO TOOK NANNY’S PICTURES?

Dir. Jill Nicholls (UK: 2013), 60 min   Presented by Alan Yentob this short documentary 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.

3:00 PM
REAR WINDOW

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1954), 112 min.   After breaking his leg, a photographer is stuck in his apartment using a wheelchair while his injury heals. He starts to spy on his neighbors through his rear window of his house which looks on to a courtyard and into many other apartments. He becomes convinced that one of his neighbors is a murderer.