Thursday, September 3, 2015

NOW Magazine Reviews Canadian Modernism Exhibition

Stranger, circa 1954 © The Estate of Harry Waddle, 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

"Painterly pics: Canadian Modernism at Stephen Bulger

What was the state of Canadian photography during the high modernist period? Stephen Bulger Gallery's current exhibit, Canadian Modernism, attempts to answer that question. Gathering work by the most noted Canadian photographers from the late 20s to the late 50s, it gives an overview of the prevailing mid-century aesthetic. [...] You get little sense of the love of surprise and coincidence that was to dominate the era of candid handheld photography. These are serious, sober, painterly photographers creating handsome, if slightly staid, modernist images." - David Jager for NOW Magazine

Read the full article here.

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