Saturday, September 5, 2015

Upcoming Exhibition - Joseph Hartman: Artist Studios

William Fisk, 2014 © Joseph Hartman / courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Artist Studio

Exhibition Dates: September 19 - October 17, 2015
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, September 19, 2-5pm

The gallery is pleased to present, “Artist Studios”, our third solo exhibition by Canadian photographer Joseph Hartman.

This exhibition is a preview of Hartman’s major project for Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017, which will culminate in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and a monograph book by Black Dog Publishing, UK.  By the end of the project he will have visited approximately 100 to 150 Canadian artists in their studios across the country and internationally. 

Hartman uses a large format camera to create colour photographs of studios filled with revealing details about this generation of living Canadian artists’ production and working methods. Although the photographs do not include the artists themselves, their intimacy create subtle portraits of each artist. This type of artistic representation of a person was aptly described by Wright Morris in his publication The Inhabitants (second edition: Da Capo Press, 1971) where he stated: “[I photograph] Doors and windows, gates, stoops, samples of litter, assorted junk, anything that appeared to have served its purpose. Except people. Only in their absence will the observer intuit, in full measure, their presence in the object.”
After receiving a Master’s degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2004 and being accepted into medical school, Hartman decided to pursue a career as an artist.  He is a self-taught photographer and apprenticed with Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky before embarking on his own career in photography. Hartman is the recipient of several awards and grants, including those from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Hartman’s work can be found in permanent public collections, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the MacLaren Art Centre; as well as prestigious corporate collections, such as Royal Bank of Canada and TD Canada Trust. Joseph Hartman’s “Artist Studios” is graciously supported by AIMIA. 

Note: The price list will be made public on September 19th.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at 
CAMERA , 3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Joseph Hartman.

September 19
Dir. Julian Schnabel (USA: 1996), 108 min.

September 26
Dir. Julie Taymor (USA: 2002), 123 min.

October 3
Dir. Mick Davis (France: 2004), 128 min.

October 10

Dir. Gilles Bourdos (France: 2012), 111 min.

October 17
Dir. Mike Leigh (UK: 2014), 144 min.

Only films in languages other than English will be shown with subtitles. If you require subtitles for English language films we can accommodate a special screening the same day at noon provided we receive 48 hours notice.

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