Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sanaz Mazinani in Stellar Living 2015 at Mercer Union

Gallery artist Sanaz Mazinani has donated a piece to be up for auction at Mercer Union's Stellar Living 2015. Attend the preview of the event tonight from 5-8pm.

For more information, click here.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Scott Conarroe Interview and Article

Gallery artist Scott Conarroe's series for his upcoming exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre and recent publication, By Rail and By Sea, have been covered through a BCC interview as well as an article by Photo District News.

"It was chance that inspired Scott Conarroe’s 'By Rail,' a series of large-format color photographs that depict North America’s railways, and which helped establish his career as a fine-art documentary photographer. 'Whenever I moved, I threw out most of my stuff, but I always kept the pictures with train tracks in them,' the Canadian-born photographer explained over the phone from Zurich (he splits his time between Switzerland and Vancouver, British Columbia). '[They’re] just something I enjoy looking at.' The railway images are part of a Conarroe’s first monograph, By Rail and By Sea, recently published by Black Dog." - Brienne Walsh for Photo District News

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Scott Conarroe on AIMIA Photography Prize Long List

We are happy to announce that gallery artist Scott Conarroe has been selected for the AIMIA Photography Prize Long List.

To read more about the 2015 jury and nominators, click here.

Mark Your Calendar!
June 23, 2015: Shortlist announcement
September 9, 2015: Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2015 Exhibition opens
September 15, 2015: Online voting begins
December 1, 2015: The winner is announced!

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

May 2nd at 3:00pm

REAR WINDOW
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1954), 112 min.

Bound to a wheelchair after an accident, a photojournalist passes his time by watching the lives of his neighbours through his apartment window. With little else to do, he creates a narrative of one couple in particular that leads him and his girlfriend to embed themselves in it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

André Kertész Included in Toronto Life's Most Mesmerizing Shots for Contact

Stephen Bulger Gallery is happy to be included in Toronto Life's May edition with their list of ten most mesmerizing shots coming up as part of Contact Photography Festival.
 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 25th at 3:00pm

I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING
Dir. Patricia Rozema (Canada: 1987), 81 min.

On a temporary work assignment, an awkward and solitary young woman begins to work as a secretary in a private art gallery. An amateur photographer, she sees this as an opportunity to get her work out in the world. In the meantime, she gets caught in the middle of a romance between the gallery owner and a young painter.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stephen Bulger Gallery at Papier in Montreal

Visit us at booth #214 on the 11th floor at Papier15 until April 26th.






Thursday, April 23, 2015

Next Exhibition - André Kertész: Surveillance

The gallery is pleased to present our seventh solo exhibition of work by André Kertész.
    
ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ
Surveillance

Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 2-5pm

André Kertész (1894–1985) is an undisputed master of photography, an icon who created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today. Kertész worked thematically throughout his life, repeatedly approaching the same subjects and ideas; refining and redefining his observations as he matured as an artist. Surveillance represents one such theme and technique that he continually visited.


Untitled, New York, July 13, 1963 © The Estate of André Kertész


This astonishing body of work—assembled together for the first time—reveals the dichotomy of a man who observes from afar, as an outsider, but at the same time creates deeply intimate images in response to what he witnesses. In playful, beautiful, and sometimes ominous photographs, Kertész displays a carefully calculated distance that evokes a sense of longing to belong, simultaneously acknowledging that it will never be. Whether watching his subjects from near or afar, Kertész remains the quintessential outsider.

As a young adult, Kertész saw himself as a failure at every occupation he tried. Amongst his earliest self portraits are a series of him in various guises such as an athlete, a bee keeper, and a banker, all of which vividly illustrate his bewilderment about what lay ahead. Although in a supportive family, his inability to hold a job and his interest in art soon set him apart as an outsider.

Untitled, New York, May 27, 1960 © The Estate of André Kertész

He even frustrated Elizabeth, his betrothed, who finally insisted that he leave Budapest to establish himself somewhere else. With this ultimatum, Kertész left for Paris
to devote himself to beoming a working photographer and immerse himself in the city’s vibrant scene of the 1920’s. His already mature sense of form and balance combined with his humanist approach to life, Kertész began to produce an enchanting body of work reflecting his response to his new Parisian world. While successful, Kertész was far away from the nourishment and support his family provided and he suffered deeply. A sense of loneliness and isolation began to emerge in his photographs.

Arriving shortly before the outbreak of WWII, his relocation to New York isolated him further. Kertész found himself lost in a monolithic city without the support of the Parisian café society that fueled his art. During the war, Kertész was identified as an enemy alien and warned not to photograph on the streets. Years later, he took solace in an apartment high above Greenwich Village where he embraced new photographic technology, using zoom lenses and an adapted telescope that allowed him to hone in on the people down below and across the way. Observing intimate interaction from a safe distance, Kertész redefined the world he surrounded himself with.  It is here that he developed his penchant for voyeurism into a true art form.

West 20th Street, New York, 1943 © The Estate of André Kertész

Since 2003, Stephen Bulger Gallery has been privileged to represent the Estate of André Kertész. Our previous exhibitions included: ‘New York State of Mind’; ‘1920’s – 1980’s’; ‘The Polaroids’; ‘On Reading’; ‘Self-portraits’; ‘Places and Things’. This exhibition is drawn from work made in two periods of Kertész’s photographic life: Paris from 1925-1936; and finally to New York, where he lived from 1936 until his death in 1985. Utilizing both vintage prints as well as ones printed later in Kertész’s life, we are celebrating the beauty, the genius, and the pathos of man who, time after time, captured in images what could not be articulated in words.

Note: The price list will be made public on Saturday, May 2nd.


FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA

3:00 PM

May 2
REAR WINDOW
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1954), 112 min.

May 9
THX 1138
Dir. George Lucas (USA: 1971), 86 min.

May 16
THE CONVERSATION
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola (USA: 1974), 113 min.

May 23
THE PARALLAX VIEW
Dir. Alan J. Pakula (USA: 1974), 102 min.

May 30
TELEFON
Dir. Don Siegel (USA: 1977), 102 min.

June 6
THE TRUMAN SHOW
Dir. Peter Weir (USA: 1998), 103 min.

June 13
AMERICAN BEAUTY
Dir. Sam Mendes (USA: 1999), 122 min.

June 20    
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany: 2006), 137 min.

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 25th at 3:00pm

I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING
Dir. Patricia Rozema (Canada: 1987), 81 min.

On a temporary work assignment, an awkward and solitary young woman begins to work as a secretary in a private art gallery. An amateur photographer, she sees this as an opportunity to get her work out in the world. In the meantime, she gets caught in the middle of a romance between the gallery owner and a young painter.

Weekend Workshop With Alex Webb

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Do you know where you're going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?  This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world.  It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically  –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, students and seasoned photographers, it will taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba,” and their new books, “Memory City” and “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image.” 

Location: Cleveland Museum of Art
Dates: Friday, July 17–Sunday, July 19, 2015
Registration: $500 / $400 CMA members and current students. Register online, through the ticketing center by calling (216) 421-7350, or in person.
 
Graduating students may be eligible for free tuition to the workshop. Find out if you are eligible for the Palmer Workshop Scholarship: https://webbnorriswebb.wordpress.com

Find more information on the workshop here

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stephen Bulger Gallery at Papier15

Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to announce our participation at Papier15. Please visit us at Booth #214 (11th floor).

Dates: Friday, April 24: noon–9pm; Saturday, April 25: 11am–7pm; Sunday, April 26: 11am-6pm
Location: Complexe de Gaspé (Laurier metro station), 5445 de Gaspé, Montreal, H2T 3B2
Papier15 will be on 3 floors: 9th, 10th and 11th floors.
Admission: Free Admission
For more information visit: www.papiermontreal.com/en/#information

We will be featuring work by:

Guy Borremans
Henri Cartier-Bresson
John Lucas
William Notman Studios
Alison Rossiter
Volker Seding
Andre Sima
Gabor Szilasi
John Vanderpant
George S. Zimbel

A video program will be presented as part of the fairs' educational programming this year, including video-based works by a range of contemporary artists. Find more information on this and other programming events here

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 18th at 3:00pm

HAROLD AND MAUDE
Dir. Hal Ashby (USA: 1971), 91 min.

Obsessed with death, a young man incorporates it into his life by staging suicides, attending strangers’ funerals, and driving a hearse against the wishes of his socialite mother. Along the way, he meets a free spirited woman who shares in his interest in death and the two begin to build a relationship.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Stephen Bulger Gallery at AIPAD 2015

Visit us at Booth 105 at AIPAD Photography Show in New York until April 19th.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sarah Anne Johnson Selected for Sobey Art Award Longlist

Sobey Art Award 2015 Longlist Revealed

"This morning, the longlist was released for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, which will award $100,000 in prize monies to Canadian artists under the age of 40 in November. The winner receives a prize of $50,000, while shortlisted artists each receive $10,000 and longlisted artists receive $500. [...]

The artists representing the Prairies and the North include Scott Rogers, whose recent showing at YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto offered a rumination on extreme sports, and Jason de Haan, who was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2012. Photographer Sarah Anne Johnson and Kara Uzelman—who creates sculptural works that often employ found objects—were also shortlisted, alongside Cedric Bomford, whose installation and photographic work has shown internationally." - Canadian Art

Read the full article here.

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Alison Rossiter Exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery Reviewed

Alison Rossiter: 'Paper Wait'

"Alison Rossiter’s project is conceptual abstraction par excellence since it relies as much on what we know, or what we are told about an object, as what we see. The first part of her process involves acquiring unexposed, expired photographic paper, generally from eBay. Then she pours liquid developer on the paper and exposes it to light. The results are abstract compositions that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. They look like photograms but also like graphite drawings or gray-scale versions of paintings by artists known for staining their canvases, like Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis. The current show also includes more ambitious constructions made from multiple sheets of paper that recall Ellsworth Kelly or Suzan Frecon compositions." - Martha Schwendener for The New York Times

Read the full article here.

Alison Rossiter Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 18th at 3:00pm

HAROLD AND MAUDE
Dir. Hal Ashby (USA: 1971), 91 min.

Obsessed with death, a young man incorporates it into his life by staging suicides, attending strangers’ funerals, and driving a hearse against the wishes of his socialite mother. Along the way, he meets a free spirited woman who shares in his interest in death and the two begin to build a relationship.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 11th at 3:00pm

WILD STRAWBERRIES
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 91 min.

An aging professor and medical professional embarks on a journey to accept an honorary degree from his former university with his estranged daughter-in-law. Throughout their travels, he experiences flashbacks and daydreams triggered by hitchhikers along the way that cause him to reflect on and reevaluate his past. The acclaimed Swedish film has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scott Conarroe Exhibition and Book Signing

Scott Conarroe will be attending AIPAD in New York for a book signing of By Rail and By Sea on April 18th. Visit Stephen Bulger Gallery at Booth 105 to have your book signed.

Following the book signing, the series By Rail and By Sea will be on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, curated by Gaëlle Morel from April 29th to June 28th. The opening reception will take place May 7th at 6:00pm as well as an exhibition tour on June 3rd at 6:00pm.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca

Scott Conarroe Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 11th at 3:00pm

WILD STRAWBERRIES
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 91 min.

An aging professor and medical professional embarks on a journey to accept an honorary degree from his former university with his estranged daughter-in-law. Throughout their travels, he experiences flashbacks and daydreams triggered by hitchhikers along the way that cause him to reflect on and reevaluate his past. The acclaimed Swedish film has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe.

Larry Towell Celebrated by Canada Post

"Bothwell-area resident and acclaimed photojournalist Larry Towell is one of seven Canadian photographers to be celebrated by Canada Post.

A photograph Towell took in 1996 of his daughter Naomi immersing her little brother Isaac into the Sydenham River near their Lambton County farm is among the seven new stamps being issued Wednesday.

'Larry Towel’s approach to photography has had a lasting effect on Canadians for decades and we are thrilled to include his art in our series,' said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services, Canada Post.

This is the third issue of stamps in a five-year series on photography being issued by Canada Post." - Ellwood Shreve of Chatham Daily News

Read the full article here: www.woodstocksentinelreview.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, April 4, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SCREENING at CAMERA

April 4th at 3:00pm

5 FINGERS
Dir.  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA: 1952), 108 min.

Based on a true story, this classic war drama stars a man playing the role of valet to the British ambassador during World War II. In reality, he is a Nazi agent using his love interest’s house to meet with his German associates and share information. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay as well as an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Motion Picture.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Papier15 is right around the corner!

April 24 - 26, 2015
Complexe de Gaspé, 5445 de Gaspé  

In just a few weeks, Papier15 will be setting up in the remarkable space of the Complexe de Gaspé. With great enthusiasm, AGAC is pleased to invite the public to discover this vibrant contemporary art venue in Montreal, an opportunity that is sure to offer unique and engaging experiences for visitors.

Due to plans for major construction at the Esplanade Clark in downtown Montreal, the location of last year’s fair, the AGAC team had to conduct an extensive search for a new venue this year. During this search, the Complexe de Gaspé proved an exceptional option with its expansive and luminous upper floors and remarkable views of the city. Hosting the fair at the Complexe de Gaspé this year will allow Papier to expand in many ways; more projects and educational programming will be presented, including a dedicated space for video projections and the installation of large-scale works throughout as part of the Papier Projects programming. The allocated space for each gallery has also been greatly increased this year. 

A vast and bright space to welcome visitors and galleries
Due to plans for major construction at the Esplanade Clark in downtown Montreal, the location of last year’s fair, the AGAC team had to conduct an extensive search for a new venue this year. During this search, the Complexe de Gaspé proved an exceptional option with its expansive and luminous upper floors and remarkable views of the city. Hosting the fair at the Complexe de Gaspé this year will allow Papier to expand in many ways; more projects and educational programming will be presented, including a dedicated space for video projections and the installation of large-scale works throughout as part of the Papier Projects programming. The allocated space for each gallery has also been greatly increased this year.    

The Complexe de Gaspé, a cultural hub to discover
Situated in the heart of the Mile End neighbourhood, which boasts the highest concentration of artists in Canada, and hosting six artist-run centres (Centre Clark, Dazibao, Diagonale, Occurrence, Optica and l'Atelier Circulaire) and over 100 artist studios, the Complexe de Gaspé is a vibrant and important epicentre for the visual arts in Montreal. This is an exceptional opportunity for Papier to occupy a difference place in the city and to offer visitors the chance to discover a unique part of Montreal’s rich art scene!

Free daily shuttles service
To insure easy access to Papier in its new location, there will be a free shuttle service, between downtown and the Complexe de Gaspé, that will run throughout the fair. A shuttle service will also run from the Laurier metro to Papier every 20 minutes.

The highly anticipated 8th edition of Papier is sure to be outstanding. AGAC is very much looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information: http://papiermontreal.com/en/

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

April 4th at 3:00pm

5 FINGERS
Dir.  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA: 1952), 108 min.

Based on a true story, this classic war drama stars a man playing the role of valet to the British ambassador during World War II. In reality, he is a Nazi agent using his love interest’s house to meet with his German associates and share information. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay as well as an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Motion Picture.

2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival













Announcing the full exhibition program for the 2015 edition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! 

Visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com for information on all Festival programming, including exhibitions, events, workshops, and talks.

CONTACT showcases Canadian and international artists throughout the month of May, and is one of Toronto's premier cultural events. Now in its 19th year, the Festival includes 15 Primary Exhibitions, 12 Public Installations, 31 Featured Exhibitions, and 116 Open Exhibitions, with hundreds of artists exhibiting their work at venues across the city.

Join us for the Festival Launch Party on May 1st, 7pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. The Festival magazines are out April 23!

For more information: http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/