Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Sale and Geoffrey James Book Launch

Please visit us at the gallery for our Book Sale starting on December 6th!  To launch our book sale we are having a book launch for Geoffrey James’ latest book Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1935-2013) (Black Dog Publishing, 2014). This book will be available during the opening at a special price of $35 tax included.  

Book Sale – 50% off


Dates: December 6th – December 20th
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Visit us for your holiday shopping or to buy yourself something special.  We have an exceptional bookstore with a title list of over 3,000 books on photography, which includes monographs, genres, surveys, techniques and rare books.


Book Launch - Inside Kingston Penitentiary (1935-2013)


Pin-up, Upper E Range, KP 2013 © Geoffrey James

Dates: December 6th, 2pm-5pm
Location: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West

Stephen Bulger Gallery and Black Dog Publishing invite you to the launch of Geoffrey James’ Inside Kingston Penitentiary 1835-2013 on Saturday, December 6 from 2-5pm.  The artist will be present.

Geoffrey James was granted unprecedented access to Canada’s most infamous prison for the last six years of its institutional life.  As Jan Allen, Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, writes in the book’s afterword: His success in capturing what is by definition a space of confinement is fascinating given that the artist is best known for expansive landscape views and panoramas. Here,  the orchestration of visual perception is brought to bear on unrelenting spatial closure: every subtlety has been concentrated.  This quality of precise attention lends a visceral charge of intimacy to the KP images that exceeds their already compelling subject matter.

192 pages, 110 duotone and colour images, Hardcover.  With an essay by the photographer and an afterword by Jan Allen.

Special Book Launch Price of $35, taxes included.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

George Zimbel In Exhibition In Spain

Gallery artist George Zimbel currently has work on view at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain. The exhibition, Urban Landscape in the IVAM Photography Collection, is on view until February 15, 2015.

"The selection of pictures presented here invites us to journey through the etymology of landscape. The English word – landscape – refers basically to visible experience, derived from descriptive geography, whereas in its Romanic version – paisaje, from the Latin pagus – the presence of the action suffix involves the mental construction and activity of man, the fundamental actor who uses and transforms it." - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

Read more about the exhibition here: www.ivam.es

George Zimbel Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scott Conarroe in Canadian Art's Great Fall Reads

Canadian Art has included gallery artist Scott Conarroe's book By Rail and by Sea in their 7 Great Fall Art Reads article.

"Former foreign correspondent and award-winning author Simon Winchester adds an eloquent introductory essay on disaster and the contradictory poetics of the marginal spaces where land meets sea to this monograph on the work of Vancouver- and Zurich-based photographer Scott Conarroe. The images that follow trace Conarroe’s journey across North America, documenting rail lines as an ever-present arterial split between man, nature and industry. A companion photo project finds telling parallels in interrupted coastlines from Iqaluit to Corpus Christi." - Canadian Art

Read the full article here: http://canadianart.ca

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Robert Giard Image on Cover of Book of Poetry

Joan Annsfire's book of poetry, Distant Music, features a cover image taken by Robert Giard. It can be found for purchase on Amazon.

Estate of Robert Giard Page: www.bulgergallery.com

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA


November 29th at 3:00pm

2001: A Space Odyssey
Dir. Stanley Kubrick (UK: 1968), 160 min.

Discovering a mysterious object on the surface of the moon, a scientist and astronauts travel to the space alongside computer H.A.L. 9000, which runs the ship. The film plays out in fours acts, each occupying a different space in time. It has been recognized as one of the most influential movies ever made.

Duane Michals Featured in Lens Culture Magazine

"Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals"

"Some artists search for a technique, a genre, a style (a voice?) and once they have discovered it, they make it theirs and settle down. As 'mature' artists, they are happy to produce subtle variations on the same theme, over and over, across the span of their careers. Duane Michals is, quite emphatically, not one of those artists.

Over the course of 55 years of creative output, Michals has ceaselessly reinvented himself, never content to settle on a single anything. He has staged photographs, he has written on photographs, he has drawn, painted and manipulated photographs, he has constructed elaborate fictional narratives—in short, he has never allowed himself to be limited merely by what was done before in the genre. Perhaps his striving, roving, ceaseless search for new forms of expression is best summed up by his philosophy, 'My pictures are more about questions, not about answers.'" - Alexander Strecker for Lens Culture

Read the full article here: www.lensculture.com

Duane Michals Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunil Gupta's Out and About Reviewed

Photograph Magazine, Musee Magazine, and Phosmag have reviewed gallery artist Sunil Gupta's Exhibition Out and About: New York and New Delhi, on view at sepiaEYE until December 20th.

"On the surface, the two bodies of work in Sunil Gupta's exhibition, Out and About: New York and New Delhi, on view at sepiaEYE through December 20, have a lot in common. In both Christopher Street and Mr. Malhotra's Party, Gupta explores queer presence in public spaces. But context is crucial, and ultimately the series, separated by place and more than 30 years, reveal key differences, opening up an intriguing conversation about freedom and identity. " - Jordan G. Teicher for Photograph

Read the Photograph Magazine article here: http://photographmag.com
Read the Musee Magazine article here: http://museemagazine.com
Read the Phosmag article here: http://phosmag.com

Sunil Gupta Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Stephen Bulger Gallery Featured in Torontoism

"Top 5 Toronto Boutique Art Galleries You Must Visit Now

Toronto is known for its neighbourhoods that bring together an eclectic mix of art and culture that attracts artists and galleries to resonate the image and the personality of neighbourhoods on canvases as well as photographs. A stroll along Queen Street West is like entering a bohemian era, which is every artist's delight feasting ones' eyes on contemporary and unusual art, home grown fashion and indie bars. Truly it stands to be the world's second hippest destination, as rated by Vogue. On the other hand of the spectrum lies Yorkville, Toronto's original bohemian enclave in the 1960's, which is now a mecca of designer boutiques, high end hotels and restaurants. In the midst of these two completely different and highly artistic districts are some of the best boutique contemporary art galleries that are quenching the thirst of the neighbourhood's creative desire to acclaim Toronto's art scenery." - Penny Brown for Torontoism

Read the full article here: http://torontoism.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blouin Art Info Lists Larry Towell's Exhibition

Wrapping up our Larry Towell exhibition, Afghanistan, this weekend, Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to be listed in Blouin Art Info. We hope you will join us to view these stunning and thought provoking images while they are still on view.

See the listing here: www.blouinartinfo.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 22nd 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 22
RESTREPO
Dir. Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (Poland: 2010), 93 min.

This documentary film depicts the Afghanistan war from the perspective of the Second Platoon. Released in 2010, it was directed and produced by journalist Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington who spent a year on assignment for Vanity Fair.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 22nd 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 22
RESTREPO
Dir. Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (Poland: 2010), 93 min.

This documentary film depicts the Afghanistan war from the perspective of the Second Platoon. Released in 2010, it was directed and produced by journalist Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington who spent a year on assignment for Vanity Fair.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Next Exhibition - Gábor Kerekes: Stars and Science


Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present the first Canadian exhibition of work by Gábor Kerekes.  This exhibition will focus on works from his best known series, “Stars and Science.”

GÁBOR KEREKES
Stars and Science

Exhibition dates: November 29, 2014 – January 17, 2015
Opening reception: November 29, 2-5pm

Kerekes (1945-2014) was a master at exploring photography in a particular style, so that art and science can be seen cohesively. Many of his photographs are of scientific instruments and items one would find in a laboratory. Other images by Kerekes trick the eye, taken with pinhole cameras, large format cameras and using antique developing methods, so the viewer believes they are straight photographs of planets and stars, while in reality, many are of everyday objects such as apples, tennis balls and lighting conductors.

 Discharge, 1994 © Gábor Kerekes, Courtesy of Kerekes Gábor Archíve

His Hungarian parents emigrated to Germany due to the war, and Gábor Kerekes was born in Oberhart, Germany in 1945, however, his family returned to Hungary that same year. At the age of 19, he began apprenticing in the catering trade, ultimately becoming a waiter. He then studied photography and finally, in 1973, he qualified as a professional photographer. From 1974-1979 he was employed as a photographer for the Iron Industrial Research Institute. In 1982, he abandoned his career; ''I had grown tired of making images ordered by someone else,'' and chose to educate himself on the history of photography as well as astronomy, astrology and alchemy. Kerekes donated about 50 of his best photographs and their negatives to the Hungarian Museum of Photography and he destroyed the remainder. Between 1986-1991 he worked as a celebrated photojournalist.  In 1990, almost 10 years later, he began making prints again and his style drastically changed from his earlier work. It was this second career in photography, one marked by provocative investigations and beautiful printmaking, that saw Kerekes become a major influence on his colleagues and a younger generation of Hungarian photographers. 


Stones in Case, 1992 © Gábor Kerekes, Courtesy of Kerekes Gábor Archíve

Comet Bennett, 1998 © Gábor Kerekes, Courtesy of Kerekes Gábor Archíve

Kerekes won the BalázsBéla Award and his work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States.  In 1977 he became a founding member of the Studio of Young Photographers. In 1980 he joined the association of Hungarian Photographers and in 1981 became a member of the Dokumentum group. In 1995 he founded the ASA photo studio along with György Stalter. In 2005, he was a founding member of the +Műhely photography workshop. Until his passing in 2014 he was a lecturer at the Fotó Falu Projekt.

 
Stone Ball, 1992 © Gábor Kerekes, Courtesy of Kerekes Gábor Archíve

Kerekes’ photographs can be found at Galerie der Stadt, Esslingen; the Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét; the Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne; the Museo Ken Damy, Brescia; the National Museum of Film, Television and Photography, Bradford; and in many important private collections.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

November 29
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Dir. Stanley Kubrick (UK: 1968), 160 min.

December 6
THE RIGHT STUFF
Dir. Philip Kaufman (USA: 1983), 193 min.

December 13
SPACE COWBOYS
Dir. Clint Eastwood (USA: 2000), 130 min.

December 20 – Holiday Double Feature
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Dir. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam (USA: 1966), 26 min.

A CHRISTMAS STORY
Dir. Bob Clark (USA: 1983), 94 min.

January 3 (NO SCREENING)

January 10
MOON
Dir. Duncan Jones (UK: 2009), 97 min.

January 17
GRAVITY
Dir. Alfonso Cuarón (USA: 2013), 91 min.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Larry Towell's Never-Before-Seen-Photos

Gallery artist Larry Towell was featured in Business Insider amongst 13 other Magnum photographers. He speaks about the process of shooting and editing in photography.

"Ask any professional photographer how many photographs they have taken in their lifetime, and you’re liable to get an astronomical number.

But how many of those exposures are ever seen by anyone other than the photographer himself? Not many." - Christian Storm for Business Insider Australia

Read the full article here: www.businessinsider.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 15th 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 15th at 3:00pm

THE KITE RUNNER
Dir. Marc Forster (USA: 2007), 128 min.

Set in Afghanistan from the time of a monarchy to the rise of the Taliban Regime, a young boy’s loyalty to his friend is tested. He returns to Afghanistan many years later to make peace with the choices he made.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stephen Bulger Gallery at Paris Photo

Representing the gallery's artists in France, Stephen Bulger will be participating in Paris Photo this weekend.

"Paris Photo is the premier international art fair for works in the photographic medium. The 2014 Fair will be held in Paris' historical Grand Palais from the 13th to the 16th of November and will host 169 galleries and art book dealers.

Renowned for its innovative and high-level programming, Paris Photo is a key event for collectors and art world professionals, as well as photography enthusiasts." - Paris Photo


 



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 15th 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 15th at 3:00pm

THE KITE RUNNER
Dir. Marc Forster (USA: 2007), 128 min.

Set in Afghanistan from the time of a monarchy to the rise of the Taliban Regime, a young boy’s loyalty to his friend is tested. He returns to Afghanistan many years later to make peace with the choices he made.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stephen Bulger Gallery Featured in Culture Trip

"Officially designated the ‘West Queen West Art and Design District’, West Queen West was one of Vogue’s '15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World'. In addition to quirky cafés and trendy shops, the area is also home to the largest concentration of art galleries in the city." - Jessica Dawdy for The Culture Trip

Stephen Bulger gallery was included as on of their Top 10 Stunning Art Galleries in Toronto's Hip West Queen West.

Read the full article here: http://theculturetrip.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

November 8th 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 8th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Wenders' Wall, 15 min.
The Post Wall, 10 min.
Holding the Wall, 30 min.
Dir. Vid Ingelevics and Blake Fitzpatrick
(Canada: 2014)


The project examines the post-1989 movement of the Berlin Wall, including both large and small fragments, from Berlin to North America as well as within Berlin itself. Charting the Wall as a mobile ruin has revealed an object with shifting symbolic power and value.
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sara Angelucci at ROM Friday Night Live

Join gallery artist Sara Angelucci this Friday at the ROM for a presentation and talk on her Aviary series. It will take place as a part of the Dinos Dodos & Disco: Extinction theme night.

When: November 7th from 8-9pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, Level 4, RBC Glass Room
Tickets: Purchase your tickets online here

Sara Angelucci Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Sunil Gupta Lecture Tonight and Opening Reception in New York

Please join gallery artist Sunil Gupta for his Lecture at the International Center of Photography tonight, November 5th at 7pm. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased here.

Location: School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

For more information: www.icp.org

You can also join Sunil at his opening reception for Out and About: New York and New Delhi at Sepia EYE from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on view from November 7th - December 20th.

Location: 547 West 27th Street, #608, New York, NY 10001

For more information: http://sepiaeye.com

Sunil Gupta Artist Page:  www.bulgergallery.com

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vid Ingelevics Berlin Wall Project Screening at Camera

Please join us this Saturday, November 8th at 3:00pm and 4:30pm for gallery artist Vid Ingelevics' screenings of his Berlin Wall project, Freedom Rocks, in collaboration with Blake Fitzpatrick.

WENDERS' WALL (15 min.)
THE POST WALL (10 min.)
HOLDING THE WALL (30 min.)



Freedom Rocks: the Everyday Life of the Wall is a collaborative project by Canadian artists and Ryerson University professors Vid Ingelevics and Blake Fitzpatrick (www.freedomrocks.ca). The project examines the post-1989 movement of the Berlin Wall, including both large and small fragments, from Berlin to North America as well as within Berlin itself. Charting the Wall as a mobile ruin has revealed an object with shifting symbolic power and value. No longer activated by Cold War associations of fear and dread, the everyday life of the Berlin Wall is depicted in a post-Cold War context that challenges assumptions that the Wall’s history ended when the Cold War did.

The three video works are linked thematically and show aspects of the post-1989 Wall. ‘Wenders’ Wall’ juxtaposes past and present. The iconic Wall is displaced literally and figuratively from the pre-fall moments depicted in Wenders’ evocative 1987 film, Wings of Desire, to contemporary locations in Berlin and North America. For example, in paired scenes, Wenders’ Potsdamerplatz, circa 1987 is contrasted with contemporary footage of a burgeoning commercial center where the darker legacies of a divided city are replaced by images of tourists posing with Berlin Wall remnants. ‘The Post Wall’ brings us to contemporary Los Angeles and a story about the tribulations of transporting a 6,000 lb. Berlin Wall segment through the winding streets of the Hollywood Hills to the home of Jason and Gara Post. ‘Holding the Wall’ documents stories told by residents of Southern California about how they came to own fragments of the Berlin Wall, where they keep them and what these displaced pieces mean to them now.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

REMINDER! 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.