Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Next Exhibition - Carl Zimmerman: Cold City

The gallery is pleased to present "Cold City," our second solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Carl Zimmerman.

Cold City

Exhibition Dates: June 14 – July 12, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, June 14, 2-5pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 14, 2:30pm; the Artist Talk will take place in the gallery space during the Reception for the artist.

For over two decades, Zimmerman’s installation and photographic practice has explored the idea of constructed environments, in particular, the utopian role played by Neo-classical architecture.

Exterior View With Pier, 2013

He begins this process by constructing architectural models that are photographed and then digitally edited. The resulting images have been displayed in both traditional gallery and installation settings, often modified to suggest a bunker type space.

Interior With Sky, 2013

Zimmerman’s first photographic series, “Lost Hamilton Landmarks,” developed out of his interest in ambitious and authoritarian-styled national building programs in the period leading up to WWII. This was followed by “Landmarks of Industrial Britain” which reflected on the 19th century Roman and Greek prototypes popular during the Industrial Revolution.

Interior With Pool, 2013

In "Cold City" Zimmerman continues to investigate the underlying utopian and monumentalist themes of the previous two series. Influenced by images of Soviet industrial complexes associated with the Cold War, "Cold City" is developed around the idea of these large "closed cities", many of which are situated in extremely remote or arctic locations.

Interior With Columns, 2013

Carl Zimmerman (b. Hamilton, ON, 1951) was influenced at a young age by oversized public and industrial buildings in his hometown. He has been exhibiting his work throughout Canada and Europe for the past 25 years and can be found in permanent collections of: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Museum London, London, Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI; St. Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Nova Scotia Art Bank.

Note: The price list will be made public on June 14th.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

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

June 14
Dir. Robert Wise (USA: 1951), 92 min

June 21
Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1954), 107 min.

June 28
Dir. Don Siegel (USA: 1956), 82 min.

July 5
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (Italy: 1960), 145 min.

July 12
8 1/2 
Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1963), 138 min.

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