Friday, October 31, 2014

Day Trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo

"Join us for an unforgettable day trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo (NY).

The trip includes transportation by bus, a private lunch at the AK Café and an exclusive tour with the director of the Museum. This is a unique opportunity to experience this prestigious institution. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences." - Feature Art Fair

www.albrightknox.org 

Saturday, November 15                                                                                      
- Departure : 9 am, Toronto (place TBA)                                                                    
- Return : 6 pm             

Order your tickets here: www.eventbrite.ca 

Larry Towell Featured in Globe and Mail and CBC

Globe and Mail
"Renowned Canadian photojournalist Larry Towell's latest book and gallery exhibit examines the war in Afghanistan starting with one of his famous images from ground zero in New York city on September 11, 2001. The work includes soldiers, afghan civilians and prisoners with links to the Taliban. The book Larry Towell: Afghanistan is now available and a selection of images will be on display at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto until November 22, 2014." - The Globe and Mail

Read the full article here: www.theglobeandmail.com

CBC
"Southwestern Ontario photographer Larry Towell has travelled the world capturing scenes of life in the most conflict-ridden corners of the globe. He talks about what he sees, and what it makes him think about, as his latest collection of photos from Afghanistan gets a book and an exhibition." - CBC Fresh Air

Listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Conversation with Dawn Woolley

In Conversation with Dawn Woolley and Dr Paul Cabuts
Ffotogallery will be hosting a conversation between Dawn Woolley and Dr Paul Cabuts. They will explore the themes Dawn's new project, Consumer, discussing consumerism and the commercial realm as a site for artistic intervention. Seats are limited so booking is recommended.

When: Friday 7th November (6-8pm)
Where: Turner House, Plymouth Rd, Penarth, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Cost: Free
Book your seat: turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org / 02920 708870
For more information: www.ffotogallery.org

In Conversation with Dawn Woolley and Professor Stephen Mumford
Dawn will be discussing art and censorship with Professor Stephen Mumford (philosopher and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham) at Nottingham Contemporary. The discussion is part of 'Being Human', the UK's first national festival of the humanities.

When: Tuesday 18th November (6.30-8pm)
Where: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England
Cost: Free
Book your seat: http://beinghumanfestival.org or www.eventbrite.co.uk

Robert Burley's George Eastman House Exhibition Reviewed

"Canadian photographer Robert Burley's 'The Disappearance of Darkness' feels like a proper elegy to an era, with eerie shots of stark and dated, abandoned manufacturing interiors, ghost offices, and modern ruins of warehouses and factories. Since the mid-2000's, Burley has documented the slow death of film manufacturing, capturing what remains and what is doomed: yawning cave-like spaces, manufacturing minutiae, and the implosions of iconic structures which provided the livelihoods for generations of Rochesterians and Kodak, Agfa, and Ilford employees in other countries.

But subtle, related images are included, too. The 2005 image 'Art Photo Studio: Closed Due to Retirement, Toronto, Ontario,' marks the near obsolescence of certain traditional photographic industries at the commercial digital camera boom. A portrait of Rochester photographer Nathan Lyons' darkroom hints that the disappearance of darkness is not complete. An iPhone under glass scrolls through the 19 images captured by someone attending a 2009 rave at the single remaining building of a Kodak factory before the police stopped the party. The dim images, which give a vague sense of the 500 people who lit the darkened space with flashlights and digital cameras, were posted to Facebook." - Rebecca Rafferty for Rochester City Newspaper

Read the full article here: www.rochestercitynewspaper.com

Robert Burley Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jeff Thomas Participating in Symposium

"Stronger Than Stone: (Re)Inventing the Indigenous Monument is an international symposium on monuments and counter-monuments from Indigenous perspectives. It brings together world-renowned artists and thinkers including Rebecca Belmore, Jimmie Durham, Candice Hopkins, Paul Chaat Smith, Michael Taussig, Jeff Thomas and more than twenty others." - Stronger Than Stone

November 21-22: Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
November 23-24: Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon


For more information and to register please visit www.strongerthanstone.org.

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 1st at 2:00pm

INDECISIVE MOMENTS  
Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 min.

Documenting the world through moving images, Magnum photographer Larry Towell travels to Israel and Palestine to capture his view of daily life.
November 1st at 3:00pm

FAHRENHEIT 911
Dir. Michael Moore (USA: 2004), 122 min.

This documentary film reflects on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and how it has affected the United States. Moore takes a critical look at George Bush and the role that media takes in constructing a western view of war.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sarah Anne Johnson and Elaine Stocki in AIMIA Retrospective

We are pleased to announce that gallery artists Sarah Anne Johnson and Elaine Stocki will be included in the AIMIA Retrospective show at the AGO. Sarah Anne Johnson was awarded the 2008 Grange Prize and Elaine Stocki was a 2012 nominee. The show will be on view from October 29th, 2014 until January 31, 2015.

"The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize is Canada’s most significant award for contemporary photography, comprising a $50,000 annual prize, awarded by public vote, that recognizes international photographers whose work has exhibited extraordinary potential over the preceding five years; a residency program; and a national Scholarship Program." - Art Gallery of Ontario

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/SarahAnneJohnson

Elaine Stocki Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com/ElaineStocki

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Willian Eakin Installation At Actual Gallery

"The Actual Gallery is one of those hidden gems of the city that you have most likely passed in the Exchange without thinking twice about it.

Winnipeg is full of places you have to hunt for, and that’s fine with me. I was happy to have William Eakin’s photography exhibit to myself because it meant I could absorb both the grand and subtle gestures Eakin presents in his photos.

Eakin attended the Vancouver School of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and has taught at several schools, including the University of Manitoba. His experience with fine arts is evident in his boldly executed and focused pieces that have the ability to make you look for an extra minute, coincidentally.

The entire collection is a series of clocks – some textured and some showing images. Space and galactic textures underlie most of the pieces, giving a sense of perspective beginning forcefully with the sun and moon clocks at the front." - Alana Trachenko for The Manitoba

Read the full article here: www.themanitoban.com

William Eakin Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 25th at 2:00pm

INDECISIVE MOMENTS  
Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 min.

Documenting the world through moving images, Magnum photographer Larry Towell travels to Israel and Palestine to capture his view of daily life.


 

 October 25th at 3:00pm

OSAMA  
Dir. Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan: 2003), 83 min.

After the death of all male family members, a family must find a way to survive in Afghanistan. Forbidden to work as a female, a girl disguises herself as a boy in order to make ends meet for herself, her mother, and grandmother.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bertrand Carriére Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery artist Bertrand Carriére is having a solo exhibition at the Orangerie du Château de Vendôme in  France, following his residency there this past summer. It will be on view from November 3rd to 26th. The second part of this work will be presented next summer during the festival in Vendôme.

He will also be exhibiting in the group show La Mémoire Travsersée at Éléphant Paname, opening October 31st, 2014 in France. It will be on view until January 18th, 2015.

Bertrand Carriére Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Sunil Gupta Featured in Source

"A good way to learn who the photographer is, is to hear directly from them about their lives and work. Anthony Luvera has interviewed Sunil Gupta  in the latest issue of Source about growing up in India, how his interest in photography and politics first meshed together, his formal photography education, autobiographical self-portraiture and being gay in queer circles." - Source

Read the interview with a free trial subscription here: http://bit.ly/1p9KooO

Larry Towell Featured In Toronto Life

Discover Afghanistan through the lens of Larry Towell

"Two decades ago, photographer Larry Towell became the first Canadian member of Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photography agency. A quick glance at his work reveals why: in hundreds of award-winning exhibitions worldwide, the rural Ontarian has tirelessly documented those left dispossessed in the wake of conflict. Shooting almost exclusively on film, he has captured everything from Vietnam War veterans and Alaskan oil spills to Israeli-Palestinian tensions and Independence Square revolutionaries in Kiev." - Luc Rinaldi for Toronto Life

Read the full article here: www.torontolife.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Gabor Szilasi in New York Times Lens Blog

Canada's La Belle Province

"Shortly after Gabor Szilasi fled to Canada from Hungary’s oppressive Communist regime in 1959, he found a job at the Office du Film du Quebec. The organization had a broad mandate: celebrating the province’s heritage, documenting official visits and other events and gathering information for the different government ministries. His subjects included major highways, heads of state and agricultural fairs.

"'My first assignment for the latter was a disaster,' he recalled. 'I had never been to the countryside and was unaware that bovines had to be photographed according to strict codes. I took their portrait as if they were posing for a passport picture. Needless to say, it was not what was expected of me.'" - Laurence Butet-Roch for The New York Times Lens Blog

Read the full article here: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com

Gabor Szilasi Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cynthia Greig Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery artist Cynthia Greig is keeping busy with The Nearest Distance showing at Fred Torres Gallery in New York until November 29th and Meta-Illusioni coming up at Art 1307 in Naples, Italy. Her upcoming show will include both old and new work and will be on view from November 27th, 2014 until January 10th, 2014.

Read more about the exhibitions here: www.fredtorres.com, www.art1307.com

Cynthia Greig Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Larry Towell Photo Essay in MacLean's

From 9/11 to Afghanistan

"Photojournalist Larry Towell needs about 10 years to finish a photo project. “It’s about focusing: having something to say, knowing what you’re going to say and taking the time it takes to say it,” he says, on the phone from his farmhouse in Lambton County, Ont. His Terrence Malick-like approach has left the 61-year-old with a short but extraordinary resumé focused on a handful of extensively documented subjects, including New York’s 9/11, El Salvador’s civil war and the war in Afghanistan." - Julia De Laurentiis Johnson for MacLeans

To read the full article: www.macleans.ca

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Elaine Stocki In Night Papers

Gallery artist Elaine Stocki appears in the latest edition of Night Papers, a publication created by Night Gallery in LA.


















To read the full article: www.nightgallery.ca

Elaine Stocki Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENINGS at CAMERA

October 25th at 2:00pm

INDECISIVE MOMENTS  
Dir. Larry Towell (Canada: 2008), 40 min.

Documenting the world through moving images, Magnum photographer Larry Towell travels to Israel and Palestine to capture his view of daily life.


 

 October 25th at 3:00pm

OSAMA  
Dir. Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan: 2003), 83 min.

After the death of all male family members, a family must find a way to survive in Afghanistan. Forbidden to work as a female, a girl disguises herself as a boy in order to make ends meet for herself, her mother, and grandmother.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Larry Towell Visits Peterborough

"Peterborough has an exclusive chance to see, hear, and experience the vision of renowned Canadian photojournalist Larry Towell at “Blood In The Soil”, a special fundraising event presented by SPARK Photo Festival at the Market Hall on Monday, October 27.

Over the years, Larry has worked as the only Canadian freelance photographer with the prestigious Magnum Photos Agency in areas of conflict. His work has resulted in thirteen books, hundreds of journal publications, and exhibitions around the world.

Larry’s latest book Afghanistan has just been released by Aperture and is featured in the October 3rd issue of the New Yorker Magazine.

Larry has documented war and the civilian victims of war in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Palestine, Lebanon, Vietnam, New York City on September 11, and Afghanistan, as well as the anti-globalization movements in the streets of North America, the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the US southern coast, and more recently, the Idle No More Movement in Canada." - Deana Huntsbarger for Kawartha Now

Read the full article here: www.kawarthanow.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 18th at 3:00pm

INCEPTION
Dir. Christopher Nolan (USA: 2010), 142 min.

Embedded in the world of corporate espionage, a professional thief specializes in stealing ideas through dream sharing. His latest mission is not to take ideas, but to plant an idea in the mind of a CEO to dissolve a company. The film won 4 Academy Awards and was nominated for several Oscars and Golden Globes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AIPAD Review of Duane Michals Exhibition


Willem de Kooning, 1985 © Duane Michals. 
Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto


"Michals is known for challenging the photographic media, its construction, means, and nature.  The images on view with Bulger belong to two main groups: portraits or actions accompanied by text, some in sequence, and found-images embellished with oil paint.  Both veins of work let interior qualities out and encourage us to wonder on deeper levels about the image that confronts us.  Many of the text-accompanied images are of famous artists.  We find the subjects at home or in the studio; in either case they are in their element, and we are allowed an intimate view of a perhaps otherwise untouchable art-history icon.  The works are humanizing and honest.  They can be almost uncomfortably revealing; its as if we are able through Michals' frames to enter the subject's soul.  In an image of Willem de Kooning (1985)  we find the artist before his canvas, contemplating his next stroke.  We are positioned watchfully over his shoulder, and can feel the tension and pressure of the creative process at work." - Association of International Photography Art Dealers

Read the full article here: http://aipad.site-ym.com

Duane Michals Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 18th at 3:00pm

INCEPTION
Dir. Christopher Nolan (USA: 2010), 142 min.

Embedded in the world of corporate espionage, a professional thief specializes in stealing ideas through dream sharing. His latest mission is not to take ideas, but to plant an idea in the mind of a CEO to dissolve a company. The film won 4 Academy Awards and was nominated for several Oscars and Golden Globes.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 11th at 3:00pm

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Dir. David Fincher (USA: 2008), 165 min.

Loosely based on a 1922 short story of the same name, the life of a man plays out in an unusual way. While his mind ages from infancy to elderly, his body ages in reverse. Throughout his life, he maintains relationships with his father and a romantic interest. The film was awarded several Oscars and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2009.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Robert Giard Foundation Panel Discussion

"You are invited to join us for this free panel discussion on October 18 at SVA organized by The Robert Giard Foundation and inspired by topics in this summer's release of Studies in Gender and Sexuality: Psychoanalysis Cultural Studies Practice Research, Volume 15 Issue #2, which focused on Robert Giard's work with the nude and the self in photography." The Robert Giard Panel Discussion

The Nude Portrait and the Nude Self-Portrait:  The Psychology of Exposure
Saturday, October 18, 1 – 5 pm
School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street
Room 418F

For more information: http://robertgiardfoundation.org

Robert Giard Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

In honour of John Lennon's birthday, we remember him today through the images Gerry Deiter captured of him. In 1969, Deiter was assigned by LIFE magazine to photograph Lennon and Ono at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their protest against America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.















Gerry Deiter Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Flash Forward Opening Reception

Join gallery artist Sanaz Mazinani at the opening reception for Flash Forward 10: Uncanny Worlds with other past winners of Flash Forward.

"Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the international Flash Forward photography festival with an exhibition of work by past winners from OCAD University.

Featuring Sebastián Benitez, Kotama Bouabane, Danny Custodio, Nathan Cyprys, Adrian Fish, Jinyoung Kim, Alex Kisilevich, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Geoffrey Pugen, Stacey Tyrell and Elise Victoria Louise Windsor

Curated by MaryAnn Camilleri and Lisa Deanne Smith" - Onsite [at] Ocadu

Opening Reception: Saturday October 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
Onsite [at] OCAD University, 230 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON
Cost: Free

For more information: www.facebook.com/events/340936186087427/

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 11th at 3:00pm

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Dir. David Fincher (USA: 2008), 165 min.

Loosely based on a 1922 short story of the same name, the life of a man plays out in an unusual way. While his mind ages from infancy to elderly, his body ages in reverse. Throughout his life, he maintains relationships with his father and a romantic interest. The film was awarded several Oscars and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2009.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review of Larry Towell's Book Afghanistan in The New Yorker

"'Afghanistan' is itself an extraordinary object, a limited-edition coffee-table book—massive to the point of ungainliness—bound in heavy cloth and stamped with a map of the country, lusciously printed on heavy stock, weighing more than five pounds, and priced at a hundred and fifty dollars. As an artifact, it belongs to the world of high art or high fashion rather than to the lower depths that it depicts—all the more so because the book is designed, in a sort of scrapbook style, to look like a dummy for a book rather than the finished thing. The photographs appear to be attached to the pages with photo corners or with tape; on many pages, several pictures vie for attention, sometimes laid out contact-sheet style on a grid, sometimes in collage; scans of found artifacts are interspersed throughout; captions are hand written, occasionally jotted notebook style across the images themselves.

Although there are color photographs, Towell is a devotee of black-and-white film photography and a painstakingly artful printer. In creating the impression of a work in progress, he is anything but slapdash: he is showing us his process with a polish that few can compete with. The aim seems to be to create a cumulative effect through the book that is greater than the impact of the singular images—and there is no escaping the overwhelming sense of Afghanistan’s blight. As Towell writes in his introductory essay, 'War is completely natural, which is what makes it so appalling.'" - Philip Gourevitch for The New Yorker

Read the full review here: www.newyorker.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Larry Towell Featured in the Windsor Star

Larry Towell on the other side of war

"Though he’s travelled all over the globe to photograph major conflicts and compelling human rights stories, Larry Towell says his focus is still very much on home.

Not just his own home, in Bothwell, Ont., just east of Chatham, but the places other people call home, whether it’s Kiev blanketed in protesters, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, or Palestine in its multiple uprisings.

'I became a photographer through human rights issues and human rights concerns,' said Towell, an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared in myriad publications and books, including Life and the New York Times, and whose images are syndicated by the Magnum photo agency." - Beatrice Fatoni for the Windsor Star

Read the full article here: http://blogs.windsorstar.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 4th at 3:00pm

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Dir. Michel Gondry (USA: 2004), 108 min.

After ending a relationship, a free-spirited young woman copes by having her memories of it erased through an experimental procedure. Her anxious ex-boyfriend follows suit, only to realize throughout the process that there are memories he doesn’t want to lose. The film uses a non-linear narrative to touch on themes of memory and romantic love.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sanaz Mazinani Exhibitions Attracting Attention

Selected for the 5x5 project, Sanaz Mazinani's U.S.A.I.R.A.N installation is garnering a lot of attention. Read about her project through the links below.

The Washington Post
The Washington Post (video)
Art Forum Interview
Frozentropics Blog

In addition to U.S.A.I.R.A.N coverage, check out theartblog.org to read an article on the exhibition Room for the Whole Wide World that includes Mazinani's work Gripen In Flight.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

October 4th at 3:00pm

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Dir. Michel Gondry (USA: 2004), 108 min.

After ending a relationship, a free-spirited young woman copes by having her memories of it erased through an experimental procedure. Her anxious ex-boyfriend follows suit, only to realize throughout the process that there are memories he doesn’t want to lose. The film uses a non-linear narrative to touch on themes of memory and romantic love.