Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

May 3, 2014 at 3:00PM

A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP
Dir. Zhang Yimou (China: 2010), 95 min
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In this comedy drama, the owner of a noodle shop is known for his ill-mannered approach to his customers and wife. To escape this unpleasant life, his wife begins a relationship with one of her husband’s cooks. Unaware that her husband has his own deadly plan involving a crooked cop, his wife plots to kill him with the help of her lover.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe in TIME


China by Rail: Scott Conarroe Documents an Epic Public Works Project

"Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe has explored the tension between massive public projects and everyday human existence, documenting North American coastal railways and the construction of China’s hugely ambitious new transit system." - Krystal Grow, writer for TIME Lightbox


To read the full article: lightbox.time.com

Scott Connaroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Next Exhibition - Joseph Hartman: Hamilton

The gallery is pleased to present, “Hamilton,” our second solo-exhibition by Canadian Photographer Joseph Hartman.

JOSEPH HARTMAN
Hamilton            

Exhibition Dates: May 10 – June 7, 2014
Reception for the Artist: Friday, May 9, 5-9pm
Artist Talk: Friday, May 9th, 7pm; the Artist Talk will take place in the gallery space during the Reception for the artist.

In 2007, photographer Hartman (b. Barrie, Ontario, 1978) relocated from the small rural community of Lafontaine, Ontario, where he lived most of his life, to Hamilton, Ontario. Initially feeling disoriented and disconnected from the city, he began to photograph Hamilton as a way to understand the place he now calls home. 

Canada Street, Hamilton, 2010
“Hamilton” is Hartman's largest body of work to date; it spans seven years and includes more than 40 photographs captured with a 4 x 5 view camera on colour film. Hamilton, a city best known for its steel industry, is now in a state of transition as heavy industry slowly leaves. Hartman overlooks the factories and smoke-laden skyline that have represented the city for decades and instead documents a cross-section of Hamilton's working class neighbourhoods and the surrounding landscape. He focuses on the city's east end, drawn in by the "gritty personality" of the people and buildings of the area.

Girl, Hamilton, 2012
Although his photographs concentrate on Hamilton, his images depict remnants familiar to any North American city affected by globalization. For generations, families could rely on steady work and fair wages producing many of the staples and trappings that we have come to enjoy in a successful society. The pursuit of wider profit margins and the lessening of tariff restrictions caused the majority of these jobs to be located elsewhere. The subsequent erosion of stability for these middle class workers is made evident by desolate downtown streets and the increase of low end stores. Their resilient citizens wait poised for another rebirth while their surroundings continue to bear the marks of their recent hardships. Hartman’s photographs serve as a reminder of what remains, and offer a glimpse of promise.

Gage Park, Hamilton, 2008
After receiving a Master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of McMaster in 2004 and being accepted into Medical School, Joseph Hartman decided to pursue a career as an artist. Hartman, a self-taught photographer, has apprenticed with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. Hartman’s work can be found in several collections including: The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The MacLaren Art Centre, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, and Farrow Partnerships Architects.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

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

May 10
STRANGE BREW
Dir. Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas (USA: 1983), 90 min.

May 17
HOFFA
Dir. Danny DeVito (USA: 1992), 140 min.

May 24
SAINT RALPH
Dir. Michael McGowan (Canada: 2004), 98 min.

May 31
FOUR BROTHERS
Dir. John Singleton (USA: 2005), 109 min.

June 7
AWAY FROM HER
Dir. Sarah Polley (UK: 2006), 110 min.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


April 26th, 3:00pm

STILL LIFE
Dir. Zhangke Jia (CHINA: 2006), 111 min.


In search of their estranged spouses, coal miner Han Sanming and nurse Shen Hong return to the Three Gorges town Fengjie. In a setting that has been badly marked by flooding, they must search through old connections to get to what they are looking for. Both find their encounters to be life changing, some just as damaged as the town they have returned t
o.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Blog TO Includes Gallery Artist Joseph Hartman In Top 20 Contact Shows

Celebrating it's 18th year, Contact Photography Festival is the largest photography event in the world. Check out Blog TO's list of must-see shows, including Joseph Hartman's exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery. Join us May 9th for his opening reception!

For more information: www.blogto.com/arts/2014/04/the_top_20_photography_shows_at_contact_2014/

Joseph Hartman's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=131

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Musée Magazine Interviews Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson opens up about her artistic and personal past in Musée's Interview With Sarah Anne Johnson: Cracking The Surface. She reveals the experiences that have informed her artwork, how her work has evolved, and a glimpse into her personal fantasies.

For more information: http://museemagazine.com/art-2/features/interview-with-sarah-anne-johnson-cracking-the-surface/

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gallery Artist Andre Kertesz in BBC Documentary

Hear Andre Kertesz speak in a 1983 BBC Documentary posted by artist John Paul Caponigro, along with other masters of photography.

For more information: www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog/13144/andre-kertesz-masters-of-photography-1983-bbc-documentary/

Andre Kertesz's Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist_cv.asp?ArtistID=8

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani Solo Exhibition at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York

Mazinani's work will be featured in the exhibition Frames of the Visible, on display at Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York. The exhibition runs from April 23 to May 24, 2014.

For more information: www.taymourgrahne.com/exhibitions/sanaz-mazinani-frames-of-the-visible

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 19, 3:00 PM

RIDING ALONE FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES
Dir. Yimou Zhang (CHINA: 2005), 107 min.

Upon learning of his estranged son’s terminal illness, a Japanese fisherman must find another way to reconnect after he is turned away from him at the hospital. With the help of his daughter-in-law, Takata finds inspiration through his son’s films. He travels to China’s Yunnan province to make a film about an opera singer to develop an understanding of his son, at the same time, allowing him to give something back to him.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani in Silicon Valley Contemporary Fair Article

Last week, Stephen Bulger Gallery took part in the Silicon Valley Contemporary Fair. As one of many of the talented artists we represent, Sanaz Mazinani was mentioned in an Artnet article that covered the event.

For more information: http://news.artnet.com/market/silicon-valley-contemporary-fair-launches-with-bitcoin-sales-and-new-media-art-aplenty-9836

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 19, 3:00pm

RIDING ALONE FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES
Dir. Yimou Zhang (CHINA: 2005), 107 min.

Upon learning of his estranged son’s terminal illness, a Japanese fisherman must find another way to reconnect after he is turned away from him at the hospital. With the help of his daughter-in-law, Takata finds inspiration through his son’s films. He travels to China’s Yunnan province to make a film about an opera singer to develop an understanding of his son, at the same time, allowing him to give something back to him.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photographer's Guide To Toronto featuring Stephen Bulger Gallery

With an aim to promote businesses that appeal to intelligent, worldly photographers, the Photographer’s Guide To... website has featured Stephen Bulger Gallery on their Toronto page. Along with other notable businesses and events, the site provides a history of the gallery, rating it a 5 out of 5 on the friendly scale!

For more information: http://thephotographersguide.co.uk/guides/toronto.html

Saturday, April 5, 2014

C Magazine Benefit Auction This Sunday!


C Magazine Contemporary Art Benefit Auction 2014

Public Preview: Saturday April 5, 10 am - 6 pm
Live Auction: Sunday April 6, 6 pm

The C Magazine Contemporary Art Benefit Auction takes place on Sunday April 6th at Division Gallery (Toronto) with auctioneer services provided by Perry Tung, courtesy of Bonhams Canada, wine selected by Sommelier Christopher Sealy of the Midfield Wine Bar and Tavern and delicious bites prepared by SMOCK Cafe. This event is presented by TD Bank Group with the support of Division Gallery. Funds raised by the auction will support C Magazine and its programming for the coming year, and participating artists will receive a portion of the sales.

With artwork by Jaime Angelopoulos, Sara Angelucci, BGL, Nicolas Baier, Dean Baldwin, Heather Benning, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Cedric Bomford, Tammi Campbell, Mark Clintberg, Douglas Coupland, FASTWURMS, Sky Glabush, Maggie Groat, Jason de Haan, Lauren Hall, Neil Harrison, Colleen Heslin, Barbara Hobot, Vid Ingelevics, Instant Coffee, Jay Isaac, Luis Jacob, Kelly Jazvac, Jean-Paul Kelly, JP King, Anthony Koutras, Kristiina Lahde, Rick Leong, Micah Lexier, Derek Liddington, Jimmy Limit, Annie MacDonell, Dyan Marie, Sanaz Mazinani, Tegan Moore, Sarah Nasby, Roula Partheniou, Brad Phillips, Ed Pien, Sasha Pierce, Andrea Pinheiro, Juliana Pivato, Public Studio (Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky), Jon Sasaki, Rachelle Sawatsky, Walter Scott, Althea Thauberger, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Josh Thorpe, Stanzie Tooth, David Trautrimas, Flavio Trevisan, Jim Verburg, VSVSVS.

Presented with the support of our sponsors Akau Framing & Art, Akimbo, Bonhams Canada, Chair-man Mills, Demarco-Perpich Florists, Division Gallery, Megan Kalaman Consulting, Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern, Museumpros Art Services, Smock Cafe, Sonic Print, Steam Whistle Brewing, Superframe, TD Bank Group and Toronto Image Works.

For more information: www.auction.cmagazine.com

Vid Ingelevics Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=25
Anthony Koutras Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=81
Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=82

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 5, 3:00pm

ZHOU YU’S TRAIN
Dir. Zhou Sun (CHINA: 2002), 97 min.

Zhou Yu, a ceramic decorative artist, travels twice a week to visit her boyfriend Chen Qing.  On these long train rides she meets Zhang Qiang, a veterinary surgeon.  The story follows the 2 relationships of Zhou Yu.

Friday, April 4, 2014

CONTACT Festival on New York Times Blog

For Photography, the Biggest Show on Earth

"Eighteen years ago four Toronto art dealers decided to whip up a little excitement around photography. Dismayed that the city had no museum devoted to the subject, and that curators at the big arts institutions seemed slow to embrace it as an art form, they issued an open invitation to museums, galleries, art centers and coffee houses to take part in a monthlong festival they called Contact ’97... - William Grimes, ArtsBeat - New York Times Blog

To read full article: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/for-photography-the-biggest-show-on-earth/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 5, 3:00pm

ZHOU YU’S TRAIN
Dir. Zhou Sun (CHINA: 2002), 97 min.

Zhou Yu, a ceramic decorative artist, travels twice a week to visit her boyfriend Chen Qing.  On these long train rides she meets Zhang Qiang, a veterinary surgeon.  The story follows the 2 relationships of Zhou Yu.