Saturday, March 28, 2015

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 28th at 3:00pm

HIGH NOON
Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1952), 85 min.

A town marshal faces a gang of outlaws planning to kill him in this American western classic. Abandoned by the rest of the town, his new bride decides to leave him because of principals of nonviolence. The film took away four Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An Interview With Stephen Bulger

"Photographic art dealer, curator and appraiser Stephen Bulger opened his photo gallery in 1995 at a time when Toronto’s photography scene was relatively quiet. Since then, the Stephen Bulger Gallery has played a leading role in cultivating Toronto’s now-flourishing photo scene by hosting more than 150 photography exhibits, representing over 50 Canadian and international photographers, and building an inventory of approximately 50,000 prints and negatives that includes the work of Vivian Maier, the prolific street photographer who became famous after her death in 2009.

Anita Malhotra spoke with Stephen Bulger at his gallery at 1026 Queen St. West on February 27, 2015 during his group exhibit Subway." - Artsmania

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sanaz Mazinani's Threshold Exhibition Reviewed

"Mazinani’s work explores the conceptual and formal frames of photography as they relate to perception and representation, especially in digital culture. Threshold features a video set within a constructed architectural space. The video mirrors, couples and multiplies explosive sequences from 11 Hollywood action movies, creating dazzling kaleidoscopic patterns. It is shown in an elaborately fabricated installation that draws on geometries of Islamic architectural ornamentation, corresponding to the shapes and contours presented on-screen. The walls are lined with mirrored laser-cut panels inspired by architectural details observed during the artist’s visits to her birthplace of Iran. Visitors will hear a music composition created by Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, Mani Mazinani, produced in response to the video work." - ARTFIX Daily

Read the full article here.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Parkdale Villager On Stephen Bulger's 20 Years As A Gallery Owner

"In honour of the milestone, Bulger is hosting a 20th Anniversary exhibit at his gallery from March 24 to April 25 that will feature one photograph from about 75 artists who have had solo exhibits in the gallery over the past two decades. Some of the photographs are pulled from inventory, while others are from past buyers as well as pieces from his personal collection. Therefore, only about half will be up for sale Bulger said.

'I wanted to use the opportunity to look back a little bit, before we move forward,' he said. " - Hilary Caton for the Parkdale Villager

Read the full article here.

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 28th at 3:00pm

HIGH NOON
Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1952), 85 min.

A town marshal faces a gang of outlaws planning to kill him in this American western classic. Abandoned by the rest of the town, his new bride decides to leave him because of principals of nonviolence. The film took away four Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sarah Anne Johnson Performance at CAM Raleigh

"Do not miss Dancing with the Doctor (2010), a live performance and continuation of Sarah Anne Johnson's project House on Fire. The work is choreographed by Sarah Anne Johnson and features contemporary dancers Ming Hon, Holly Treddenick and Tanja Woloshen. The dancers perform a part of Sarah's own genealogy, interpreting her grandmother's experiences in a Montreal hospital in the 1950s. The forty minute highly personal performance is followed by an artist's talk with Sarah Anne Johnson and the dancers. The performance contains mature subject matter." - CAM Raleigh

When: March 19th & 20th at 7:00pm; March 21st at 11:00am
Where: CAM Raleigh, 409 W Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
Cost: Free Admission
RSVP: melissa.roth@camraleigh.org

For more information: http://camraleigh.org


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Camera Bar Listed In Blog TO's Top Small Wedding Venues

"Small wedding venues in Toronto will help you host the perfect intimate event. Fortunately, Toronto has no shortage of event venues; unfortunately, if you put sorting through them all on top of the usual stress of planning a wedding you're half way down the road to crazy. Though many large spaces can be used for smaller events, these locations are a diverse collection ideal for close-knit gatherings of 100 guests or less." - Amanda Burcul for Blog TO

Read the full article here.

For more information on Camera Bar: http://camerabar.ca/

Joseph Hartman in MacLaren Art Centre Exhibition

The MacLaren Art Centre spring exhibitions feature Joseph Hartman's series Return, on view from March 19th to June 28th in the Joan Lehman Gallery. Visit the gallery on Thursday, March 19th at 7:00pm for the opening reception, with remarks and exhibition tours to follow. Other participating artists include Matt Macintosh, Dominique Rey, Amy Burdick, Kirsten Meiszinger, and Raven Taylor.

March 19th Opening Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Remarks: 7:15pm
Exhibition Tours: 7:30pm
Free Admission

For more information: http://maclarenart.com

Joseph Hartman Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sanaz Mazinani Work at Volta NY

The work of Sanaz Mazinani was featured by Shulamit Gallery in this year's VOLTA NY art fair.


For more information on VOLTA NY: www.voltashow.com

Sanaz Mazinani Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 14th at 3:00pm

THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
Dir. Ryûhei Kitamura (USA: 2008), 100 min.

A photographer embarks on a project in the underground world, photographing events in the subway system at night. He notices a recurring theme of disappearances and investigates only to find that a butcher has been killing passengers. When police dismiss his claims against the butcher, he becomes obsessed with him and takes matters into his own hands.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 14th at 3:00pm

THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
Dir. Ryûhei Kitamura (USA: 2008), 100 min.

A photographer embarks on a project in the underground world, photographing events in the subway system at night. He notices a recurring theme of disappearances and investigates only to find that a butcher has been killing passengers. When police dismiss his claims against the butcher, he becomes obsessed with him and takes matters into his own hands.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Next Exhibition - 20th Anniversary: A Group Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years

Please join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Stephen Bulger Gallery. We opened on March 23, 1995 and since that time the gallery has exhibited over 130 solo exhibitions, 40 group shows and been host to many book launches and special events. This anniversary exhibition will feature a photograph from every artist for whom we’ve hosted a solo exhibition.

20th ANNIVERSARY                                               
A Group Exhibition Celebrating 20 Years

Exhibition dates: March 24 – April 25, 2015
Stephen Bulger (born Toronto, 1964) engaged in photography as a hobby throughout his youth. Eventually studying at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, he became interested in the history of photography and began organizing exhibitions. He was the founding director of the Ryerson Gallery (located at 80 Spadina Avenue, Toronto) where he sat on the exhibition review committee and managed over thirty exhibitions. 

 700 Queen St. W., 2003 © Volker Seding / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

MoMA, NYC, 1959 © The Estate of Lutz Dille / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

After graduating from Ryerson in 1991, he worked in the photography department of the Ontario College of Art. While employed there as a Technician, he opened the Stephen Bulger Gallery (700 Queen St. West, Toronto) on March 23, 1995, moving to 1026 Queen Street West in 2004. Since that time he has curated over 130 exhibitions; been the representative for numerous Canadian and international photographers; published catalogues and books; and participated in many North American and European art fairs. He is Past-President of the Board for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), Washington, D.C.; is a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Review Board; a member of the Advisory Board for the Ryerson Image Centre; and is also a co-founder of CONTACT, Toronto’s photography festival that will celebrate its nineteenth annual event in May, 2015.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at Camera
3:00 PM

March 28
HIGH NOON
Dir. Fred Zinnemann (USA: 1952), 85 min.

April 4
5 FINGERS
Dir.  Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA: 1952), 108 min.

April 11
WILD STRAWBERRIES
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 91 min.

April 18
HAROLD AND MAUDE
Dir. Hal Ashby (USA: 1971), 91 min.

April 25
I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING
Dir. Patricia Rozema (Canada: 1987), 81 min.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Jewelry Benefit

The Ryerson Image Centre will be hosting a Vintage Jewelry Benefit featuring the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection. Carole will dicuss her own collection of vintage costume jewelry at 6:00pm. The collection will be on display in conjunction with the gallery's glamourous exhibition.

Monday, March 23, 2015
33 Gould Street, Toronto
Jewelry Sale: 12–4pm and 5–8pm
Presentation: 6pm

25% of the proceeds from the sale will support future initiatives at the Ryerson Image Centre

For more information: http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/lectures/uplectures.html

AIPAD Photography Show 2015

Tickets are now available for this year's AIPAD Photography Show, taking place April 16th -19th.

About The Show:
Celebrating its 35th year in 2015, The AIPAD Photography Show New York will be held in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 80 of the world’s leading photography art galleries exhibiting, the Show commences with an exclusive preview of the Show floor during the Opening Night Preview on Wednesday, April 15.

Purchase tickets here.
For more information: www.aipad.com

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ryerson Image Centre Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

"The Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto announced a major acquisition of pioneering American artist Berenice Abbott’s archive. Best known for her black-and-white images of New York’s changing cityscape, Abbott worked as an assistant to Man Ray and was an ardent practitioner of straight photography. Her archive comprises original negatives, photographs and other working materials.

Some 6,000 photographs are included in the archive, alongside 7,000 original negatives that range from the 1920s through to the 1980s, book maquettes, correspondence, personal journals and business records. Taken together, the collection offers the largest and most comprehensive overview of the artist’s work.

The RIC noted that highlights within the archive include Abbott’s early studio portraiture from Paris and New York, photographs from Changing New York (1935–39), landscape photography, the series A Portrait of Maine (1968) and examples of her scientific photography." - Canadian Art

Read the full article here.

REMINDER! FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 7th at 3:00pm

THE ITALIAN JOB
Dir. F. Gary Gray (USA: 2003), 111 min.

A group of high-class thieves are betrayed by their ally when he kills the team mentor. They vow to avenge his death with the help of his daughter in a gold heist.  The film won Best Director in the American Black Film Festival along with the same award for the Black Reel Awards.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sarah Anne Johnson's Wonderland Reviewed

"The roots of 'Wonderland' coming to CAM go back nearly a decade, when curator Steve Matijcio first met Johnson in Winnipeg and debuted 'The Galapagos Project' there. They’ve kept in touch since, and CAM entered the mix as a potential site for a career retrospective when Matijcio was working at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.

Matijcio has since moved to the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, but CAM remained the venue for 'Wonderland.' Johnson was involved in its presentation to an unusual degree for an artist, spending more than three weeks in Raleigh working on the set-up.

'It was not a conventional process,' Matijcio said. 'Sarah has a very particular, pronounced vision. So she built a maquette of the entire space, cut photos down to size and worked with a scale model.' " - David Menconi for The News & Observer

Read the full article here.

Sarah Anne Johnson Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING at CAMERA

March 7th at 3:00pm

THE ITALIAN JOB
Dir. F. Gary Gray (USA: 2003), 111 min.

A group of high-class thieves are betrayed by their ally when he kills the team mentor. They vow to avenge his death with the help of his daughter in a gold heist.  The film won Best Director in the American Black Film Festival along with the same award for the Black Reel Awards.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ryerson Image Centre Symposium: Photography Historians

Symposium Program Description

The fourth annual Ryerson Image Centre symposium on photography, this year entitled “Photography Historians: A New Generation?”  highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their bodies of inquiry, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with renowned scholars, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within—and departs from—established traditions. The hope is that participants, and the audience, may better understand how we came to surpass notions of the “history of photography,” moving beyond even diverse “histories of photography,” to arrive at our present sense that there are many histories of photographs.

The conference will take place over two and a half days and will be divided into fours sections to highlight thematic similarities and shared concerns: “The Role of Photographic Reproductions,” “The Business of Photography,” “The Construction of Photographic Meanings” and “Art Photography in the Making.” 

Dates: March 28-28, 2015
Location: School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 122 Bond Street, Toronto, IMA-307
Registration: Admission to the event is free. Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the Ryerson website for more information.