Saturday, February 28, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 28th at 3:00pm

SLIDING DOORS
Dir. Peter Howitt (UK: 1998), 99 min.

After losing her job as a publicity executive, a woman runs to catch a departing train to return home to her boyfriend. The film plays out as a parallel storyline; one scenario showing what happens when she catches the train and the other when she doesn’t. The film won an Empire Award for Best British Director and a European Film Award for Best Screenwriter.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dawn Woolley in Exhibition and Symposium in London, UK

Join gallery artist Dawn Woolley at Protech, a group exhibition on view at Bank Space Gallery. The opening reception will take place Thursday, March 12th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PF.

"Protecht is a group exhibition  investigating our relationship to the screen, as a shelter, barrier, and mediator of every day life. The exhibition comprises works by Pamela Breda, Daniela Brenna, Sophie Bullock, Jack Davis, Matthieu Delourme, Katrin Hanusch, Peter Hoiß, Alexander Isaenko, Jamie Jenkinson, Christine Latimer, Emily Lazerwitz, Ines Marques, Theo Tagholm, Sam Treadaway, Nara Walker, Roland Wegerer, Jack Williams and Dawn Woolley."

 Dawn will also be speaking on Friday, March 13th at Somerset House. The symposium, Surfaces and Boundaries: The Legacy of Guy Bourdin, will examine Bourdin’s legacy in relation to three themes: Space, Skin, and Lens. Each section explores the different surfaces and boundaries within Bourdin’s work, and will address topics such as space, repetition and fetish, violence and the body, gender and the erotic image, vision and gaze, class and identity, Surrealism, and psychoanalysis.

Location: Somerset House screening room
Time: 2:00pm to 5.30 pm
Tickets: Can be purchased here. There is limited capacity, so please book soon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 28th at 3:00pm

SLIDING DOORS
Dir. Peter Howitt (UK: 1998), 99 min.

After losing her job as a publicity executive, a woman runs to catch a departing train to return home to her boyfriend. The film plays out as a parallel storyline; one scenario showing what happens when she catches the train and the other when she doesn’t. The film won an Empire Award for Best British Director and a European Film Award for Best Screenwriter.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

An Interview With Jaret Belliveau

Gallery artist Jaret Belliveau was interviewed about the film Kung Fu Elliot, directed by him in 2014.

"We’re going to talk about Elliot’s present and future, which could be considered a SPOILER for the movie. But nothing can prepare you for how weird Kung Fu Elliot is and once you see it you’ll want to know more. Elliot lived with his girlfriend Linda, who grew tired of Elliot spending money and time on these movies when she wanted him to marry her. As of now, Elliot no longer lives in Canada or even North America. Belliveau and Bauckman filled me in in a phone call this week." - Fred Topel for Nuke the Fridge

Read the full interview here.

Jaret Belliveau Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 21st at 3:00pm

SUBWAY
Dir. Luc Besson (France: 1985), 104 min.

A man lives in the subway stations and tunnels of Paris after escaping from the police for stealing compromising documents from a powerful businessman. In addition to the police, he must avoid the businessman’s henchmen who are after him to make him pay for the things he stole.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Conversation With Jim Goldberg In San Francisco

Jim Goldberg will be in conversation  at SFJAZZ Centre with New York Times culture reporter Randy Kennedy on February 25th at 7pm.

"Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Jim Goldberg has chronicled the social divide in highly acclaimed books and exhibitions that document runaways, refugees and the socio-economic chasm in America. He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with “Rich and Poor” (1977-85), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished homes to investigate American myths about class, power and happiness. A landmark photographer of our times, Goldberg was named the first SFJAZZ Photographer Laureate in 2012 for the 'unflinching, hard bop musicality' of his pictures. Hear him discuss his body of work in this conversation moderated by New York Times culture reporter Randy Kennedy." - SFJAZZ Centre

For more information: www.sfjazz.org/events

Jim Goldberg Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stephen Bulger Gallery at Art on Paper in New York

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 21st at 3:00pm

SUBWAY
Dir. Luc Besson (France: 1985), 104 min.

A man lives in the subway stations and tunnels of Paris after escaping from the police for stealing compromising documents from a powerful businessman. In addition to the police, he must avoid the businessman’s henchmen who are after him to make him pay for the things he stole.

Adam Magyar's "Stainless" Reviewed

Along with his still photograph, we are screening Adam Magyar's Stainless as part of our Subway exhibition, on view until March 14th. The video has been reviewed by PRI.

"Magyar’s latest video series, Stainless, transforms mundane travel into a kind of magical realism. In each installment, his camera pans sedately across a crowded transit platform: New York's Grand Central, Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, Tokyo’s Shinjuku. Picture Truffaut and the R-Train — in ultra-slow motion. A woman rifles through her bag, a man gazes blithely at his cell phone, a teenager broods." - Kate Gill for PRI

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In Conversation With Jeff Thomas This Thursday

Gallery artist Jeff Thomas will be speaking at the Ottawa Art Gallery this Thursday, February 19th at 7pm about the Home Away From Home exhibition.

"Join guest curator Wahsontiio Cross, PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University, for an overview of the exhibition in conversation with artist Jeff Thomas, from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a free event. Refreshments will also be served."

For more information: www.ottawaartgallery.ca

Jeff Thomas Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, February 14, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 14th at 3:00pm

THE WARRIORS
Dir. Walter Hill (USA: 1979), 92 min.

Led by a charismatic leader, New York area gangs come together with a plan to take over New York City. After being implicated in the murder of the leader during the summit, the Warriors gang tries to escape, using the subway to navigate their way back through the city.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

William Ewing Lecture at the AGO

"There is no richer genre in photography than landscape, true since the first days of the medium when explorer/photographers brought back pictures of distant lands. Today landscape takes on a new urgency, as Earth’s terrain is under threat. But contemporary photographers do not have uniform approaches to landscape: some remain faithful to visions of untrammeled nature, reveling in the venerable tradition of the Sublime, while others take an opposite view, arguing that the hand of humanity is so heavy and malign, that the wounds and scars on the planet must be acknowledged. Some photographers turn to irony and humour, documenting follies such as the Snow Dome in the middle of the Arabian desert, or ‘indoor’ rain forests.

And still others turn to fiction, inventing landscapes both utopian and dystopian. This well-illustrated lecture surveys the entire range of 21st century photography, featuring the work of our finest photographers." - Art Gallery of Toronto

Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Indy Week Reviews Sarah Anne Johnson's Wonderland Exhibition

"Photographs of people in natural landscapes hang alongside photos of clay figurines in imagined scenes. Pristine-looking Arctic panoramas are over-painted with black clouds of fireworks that shimmer like oil spills. Background patterns leak into foregrounds, manifesting buried traumas. The through-line is how Johnson insists on rendering the hidden on the surface—the faultlines that portraiture, nature photography and photo albums can conceal.

Johnson, a Winnipeg native with a master's in photography from Yale, is still in her 30s. This mid-career retrospective does not suggest that guest curator Steven Matijcio expects her career to be short, but rather, that she has produced a robust, organic body of work in an unusually short time. Eight series fill the upper and lower galleries at CAM, including masses of small photos, large chromogenic prints altered with paint, ink and other interventions, and dioramic dollhouses—plus, one impressively huge installation." - Brian Howe for Indy Week

Read the full article here.

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 14th at 3:00pm

THE WARRIORS
Dir. Walter Hill (USA: 1979), 92 min.

Led by a charismatic leader, New York area gangs come together with a plan to take over New York City. After being implicated in the murder of the leader during the summit, the Warriors gang tries to escape, using the subway to navigate their way back through the city.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Subway Reviewed on Akimblog

"There is a lot of poetry in the purgatory of a subway ride and Stephen Bulger Gallery’s group exhibition Subway collects a variety of artists documenting the visuals. There are archival photos, movie stills, pictures of hands, windows and walls, but the images you have to see are Michael Wolf’s series of Tokyo commuters pressed up against windows waiting patiently for their torment to end." Terence Dick for Akimblog

Read the full article here.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 7th at 3:00pm

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
Dir. Joseph Sargent (USA: 1974), 104 min.

Based on a novel by John Godey, this American thriller is set in a New York City subway car, detached from the rest of the train as four men take 18 people hostage. Unless they are given a ransom of one million dollars within the hour, the men promise to kill one hostage each minute.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Subway Exhibition Featured in TIME

"The show includes a range of photos, from the uncredited documentation of the building of New York City’s subway system to pieces from modern artists who work in undergrounds around the world. And, in bringing those photos together, Bulger noticed that the history of subways has tended to follow a set path regardless of the city in which the system is set. Early trains were traditional and sturdy; a period of decay began in the mid-20th century; modern cars are streamlined and more obviously designed." - Lily Rothman for TIME

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

February 7th at 3:00pm

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
Dir. Joseph Sargent (USA: 1974), 104 min.

Based on a novel by John Godey, this American thriller is set in a New York City subway car, detached from the rest of the train as four men take 18 people hostage. Unless they are given a ransom of one million dollars within the hour, the men promise to kill one hostage each minute.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Larry Towell's Afghanistan Book Reviewed

"To title a book Afghanistan is ambitious, even a little presumptuous. How can you cover in less than 200 pages and a little over 300 images the history of a country destroyed by decades of conflicts? Where do you even begin to explain the intricacies of the competing interests that have transformed these barren plains into a battleground? And how do you get those tired of hearing about a war that never ends to pay attention? Larry Towell, a veteran of Magnum Photos, takes on the challenge brilliantly. The Canadian photographer, in search of meaning amidst chaos, crafted a sketchbook that draws you in, baffles, sheds some light and disturbs." - Laurence Butet-Roch for L'Instant-Paris Match

Read the full article here.

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

The Architecture of Stephen Bulger Gallery and Camera Bar Revealed

Featured in an article by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the thought behind the interior of Stephen Bulger Gallery and Camera Bar is discussed. "In 2004, this turn-of-the-century building and former hardware store was restored to combine original features, like the brick façade, with new elements, such as the floor-to-ceiling front glazing."

Read the article and watch the video here.

Max Dean Exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery

Gallery artist Max Dean has work on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the exhibition The Poetics of Space from January 31st to May 24th. The exhibition "features both historical and contemporary works that investigate the idea of space, whether they are conceptually, analytically or emotionally founded. This exhibition takes its title from Gaston Bachelard's 1958 book of the same name that presents a psychic interpretation of "home," and one's prototypical experiences of personal space; in the book Bachelard discusses the way our perceptions of shelter begin to delineate the very essence of how we think and imagine. Using this text as a starting point, the exhibition explores the symbolic meaning of spaces as tied to ideas of perception, memory, intimacy and experience." - Vancouver Art Gallery

For more information: www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

Max Dean Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com