Saturday, October 31, 2015

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

October 31, 3:00 PM

INTERSTELLAR
Dir. Christopher Nolan (USA: 2014), 169 min.

In the near future Earth has been devastated by drought and famine. A team of explorers must travel beyond the solar system through a wormhole in space in an attempt to search for a planet that can sustain human life.

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

For more information please visit: www.camerabar.ca

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Announcement from Stephen Bulger Gallery Regarding the Passing of Gallery Artist Albert Kish

Bay Street, Toronto, circa 1965 © Albert Kish /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Albert Kish
May 14, 1937 – October 23, 2015

Albert passed away peacefully on Friday October 23rd at the Toronto General Hospital.
He will be missed by his loving wife Katalin Futo, his children; Bert and Colin, two daughters-in-law; Vanessa and Cathy, two grandchildren; Aris and Ryan, sisters in law; Valerie and Ilona, nephews; Laszlo and Andras, former wife Georgiana and many more in Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Born in Eger Hungary, Albert emigrated to Canada with thousands of others following the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. Albert became an award winning film maker and worked at the National Film Board of Canada for 24 years. He was also an accomplished photographer and his work can be seen at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. Albert had a keen and unique creative eye and a wonderful sense of humor. He was gracious, kind, a great conversationalist and very loving. He will be dearly missed.

A celebratory reception to honour Albert's life and accomplishments will be held on Saturday October 31st at the First Unitarian Church, 175 St Clair Ave West in Toronto at 2pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association or Toronto General Hospital Foundation.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

View Gallery Artist Sara Angelucci's Video Capsule from Feature Art Fair



To view the video please visit: www.vimeo.com

Sara Angelucci's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz "On the Nest" Series and Publication Featured on Photo+, Photo District News

Kristin and Ryan, 18 Days, 2006 © Dona Schwartz /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Photo+, Photo District News, selected gallery artist Dona Schwartz's "On the Nest" Series as part of their series "Photos of the Day".

"There are no children in Dona Schwartz’s two-part book On the Nest, out in November from Kehrer Verlag in the U.S. Instead, Schwartz’s photos and accompanying interviews make a sort of parenthesis around parenthood—one set shows nervous and excited parents-to-be in the spaces they’ve prepared for babies; the other depicts parents whose kids have moved out, standing a little bewildered in the rooms recently occupied by their children."

To read the complete article please visit: www.potd.pdnonline.com

Dona Schwartz artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

There are no children in Dona Schwartz’s two-part book On the Nest, out in November from Kehrer Verlag in the U.S. Instead, Schwartz’s photos and accompanying interviews make a sort of parenthesis around parenthood—one set shows nervous and excited parents-to-be in the spaces they’ve prepared for babies; the other depicts parents whose kids have moved out, standing a little bewildered in the rooms recently occupied by their children. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2015/10/34582/#gallery-1
There are no children in Dona Schwartz’s two-part book On the Nest, out in November from Kehrer Verlag in the U.S. Instead, Schwartz’s photos and accompanying interviews make a sort of parenthesis around parenthood—one set shows nervous and excited parents-to-be in the spaces they’ve prepared for babies; the other depicts parents whose kids have moved out, standing a little bewildered in the rooms recently occupied by their children. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2015/10/34582/#gallery-1
There are no children in Dona Schwartz’s two-part book On the Nest, out in November from Kehrer Verlag in the U.S. Instead, Schwartz’s photos and accompanying interviews make a sort of parenthesis around parenthood—one set shows nervous and excited parents-to-be in the spaces they’ve prepared for babies; the other depicts parents whose kids have moved out, standing a little bewildered in the rooms recently occupied by their children. - See more at: http://potd.pdnonline.com/2015/10/34582/#gallery-1

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA Bar

October 31, 3:00 PM

INTERSTELLAR
Dir. Christopher Nolan (USA: 2014), 169 min.

In the near future Earth has been devastated by drought and famine. A team of explorers must travel beyond the solar system through a wormhole in space in an attempt to search for a planet that can sustain human life.

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

For more information please visit: www.camerabar.ca

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NOW Toronto Reviews Feature Contemporary Art Fair and Highlights Gallery Artist Sara Angelucci

Aviary (Loggerhead Shrike endangered), 2013 © Sara Angelucci /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Fran Schechter of NOW Toronto reviews Feature Contemporary Art Fair and highlights works from gallery Artist Sara Angelucci's "Aviary" series shown in our booth.
 
"A wall of Sara Angelucci’s spooky photographic transformation of Victorian carte-de-visite portraits into exotically feathered bird-human hybrids, which she showed at York University as part of Contact 2014, were a highlight at Stephen Bulger Gallery."
 
To read the complete article please visit: www.nowtoronto.com

Sara Angelucci's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

Gallery Artist Alison Rossiter Speaking for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series, San Francisco

Darko Rough (Sears Roebuck), exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1930’s (E), Processed 2011 
 © Alison Rossiter / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York


We are pleased to announce that gallery artist Alison Rossiter will be speaking at the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series Thursday October 29th from 7:00-9:00pm at Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus.

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is presented by Pier 24 Photography in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six international artists, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.

Date: Thursday October 29th 

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Location:  Timken Lecture Hall, 
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth St.
San Francisco
CA 94107 

Admission: Free

For morning information please visit: www.pier24.org

Allison Rossiter artist page: www.bulgergallery.com 
 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

REMINDER! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday October 24, 3:00pm
CONTACT
Dir. Robert Zemeckis (USA: 1997), 150 min.
Staring award winning actors Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughy, Contact is a science fiction drama film adaptation of Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel of the same name. After years of searching Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) finds definite radio proof of intelligent aliens who send plans for a mysterious machine. 

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca
 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Last Chance to View Dave Heath

Gallery artist Dave Heath's exhibition will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery in  New York until October 24th, 2015. Copies of the publication Multitude, Solitude are now available at Stephen Bulger Gallery.

"Embodying the pure essence of black-and-white photography, Dave Heath’s masterful work from the 1950s and ’60s will be exhibited at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 10 – October 24, 2015. The show is concurrent with the traveling exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016." - Howard Greenberg Gallery

For more information: http://www.howardgreenberg.com/exhibitions/dave-heath

Dave Heath Artist Page: http://www.bulgergallery.com/dynamic/fr_artist.asp?ArtistID=4

Thursday, October 22, 2015

CBC Arts Review Joseph Hartman's "Artist Studios"

Douglas Walker, 2013 © Joseph Hartman /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Leah Collins of CBC Arts reviews Joseph Hartman's series, and past exhibition, "Artists Studios".

"But the details are what make these photos such compelling portraits, and Artist Studios is, indeed, a portait series — one that aims to celebrate a moment in Canadian art, as curated by the photographer — even if the artists themselves are never in the frame."

To read the complete article please visit here: www.cbc.ca

Joseph Hartman's "Artist Studios" exhibition page:  www.bulgergallery.com

Joseph Hartman's artist page:  www.bulgergallery.com
 

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday October 24, 3:00pm
CONTACT
Dir. Robert Zemeckis (USA: 1997), 150 min.

Staring award winning actors Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughy, Contact is a science fiction drama film adaptation of Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel of the same name. After years of searching Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) finds definite radio proof of intelligent aliens who send plans for a mysterious machine. 

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Gallery Artist George Zimbel Interviewed in Montreal Gazette

Pierre Eliot Trudeau, PEI, 1972 © George S. Zimbel / 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette interviews gallery Artist George Zimbel about his work, career, publication and outlook on digital photography.

"Zimbel appears amused, standing in the midst of his MMFA retrospective. The 18-minute The Night I Shot Marilyn is playing on a TV screen in one corner. Visitors scurry about the exhibition, marvelling at both the detail and the simplicity of the works."

To read the complete article and to view a short video please visit here: www.montrealgazette.com

Just a reminder that George S. Zimbel: A Humanist Photographer runs until Jan. 3 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. For more information please visit here: www.mbam.qc.ca

George Zimbel's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Feature: Contemporary Art Fair VIP Opening

Join us Wednesday October 21st for Feature: Contemporary Art Fair's highly anticipated VIP cocktail event!
 

Feature's VIP Opening & Benefit Evening offers an exclusive preview of the works from Canada's leading contemporary art galleries and the 80 artists presented at the fair. Guests will enjoy a selection of wines by Charton Hobbs and delicious hors d'oeuvres by David Mintz Catering.

To purchase your VIP tickets please visit here: www.universe.com

Already VIP? To register for VIP activities please visit here: www.universe.com


For additional information about the Feature please visit here: www.featureartfair.com


REMINDER! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

October 17, 3:00 PM

MR. TURNER
Dir. Mike Leigh (UK: 2014), 144 min.

In the last quarter century of his life, eccentric British painter J. M. W. Turner accomplished more than ever before. He became both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. The film was critically acclaimed and received four nominations each at the 87th Academy Award and the 68th British Academy Film Awards.

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Joseph Hartman's "Artist Studios" Exhibition Walrus Magazine Review is Now Online

Mara Korkola, 2013 © Joseph Hartman /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Kyle Carsten Wyatt's Walrus Magazine review of gallery artist Joseph Hartman's Artist Studios exhibition is now available on Walrus online!

"Joseph Hartman began this ongoing photo series in 2013, carrying his second-hand West German Linhof four-by-five camera into the inner sanctums of Canadian artists. They are absent, but we nonetheless feel their presence, sense their process, appreciate their talismans" 

To read the complete article please visit here: www.thewalrus.ca
Artist Studios Exhibition page: www.bulgergallery.com
Joseph Hartman's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

The Robert Giard Foundation Invites You to a Talk on George Platt Lynes at the Leslie-Lohman Museum


Robert Giard boardmember Allen Ellenzweig will speak about the life and work of George Platt Lynes at the Leslie-Loham Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art on Wednesday November 18th from 6-7pm, with reception to follow.

"Allen Ellenzweig will offer portraits of the amazing cast of characters who peopled Lynes’ relatively short but exciting life (1907-1955), including Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Lincoln Kirstein, Katherine Anne Porter, Marianne Moore, and the PaJaMa photography collective (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French). Ellenzweig will also discuss all the major genres in which Lynes excelled: celebrity portraiture, ballet images, Surreal imaginings from Greek mythology, fashion photography, and, most especially, pictures of the male nude."

Event sponsors: The Robert Giard Foundation, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay andLesbian Art, and the George Platt Lynes Foundation. 


For more information on the event please visit here: www.leslielohman.org

To RSVP please visit here: www.nycharities.org

Location: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
                     26 Wooster Street, New York, NY  10013
When: Wednesday November 18th, 2015
Time: 6-7pm, Reception to follow
Admission: Free! Suggest donations

Joseph Hartman's "Artist Studio" Exhibition Reviewed in Momus

Douglas Walker, 2013 © Joseph Hartman /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Ulysses Castellanos reviews Joseph Hartman's Artist Studios exhibition in a recent article in Momus.

"For his current exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Hartman trains his lens at a different type of peopled absence, the artist’s studio. And while these images differ in subject matter from his landscapes, they share in common being sites of cloaked industry."
 
To read the complete article please visit: www.momus.ca

Artist Studio's is on at the gallery until Saturday October 17th. We will be showing a piece at this years Feature Contemporary Art Fair October 22-25th, 2015.
 
Joseph Hartman's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Joseph Hartman's "Artist Studios" Exhibition Reviewed in ARTORONTO.CA

Shelley Adler, 2013 © Joseph Hartman /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Catherine MacArthur Falls reviews our current exhibition, Joseph Hartman's Artist Studios in a recent article in ARTORONTO.CA
 
"The resulting photographs—sparkling with visual multeity—reflect the eclecticism of their owners, allowing viewers a glimpse into studios that range from sparse and meticulous (William Fisk, for example) to frenziedly cluttered (John Scott and Douglas Walker, for instance). One can expect to see industrial lofts stacked with oversized canvases and paint-splattered surfaces, as well as perhaps less anticipated minimalist, meditative spaces and homey, even quaint, furnishings. The effect of these images on the viewer is powerfully seductive."  
 
To read the complete article please visit here: www.artoronto.ca

Artist Studio's is on at the gallery until Saturday October 17th. We will be showing a piece at this years Feature Contemporary Art Fair October 22-25th, 2015.
 
Joseph Hartman's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA Bar

October 17 3:00 PM

MR. TURNER
Dir. Mike Leigh (UK: 2014), 144 min.

In the last quarter century of his life, eccentric British painter J. M. W. Turner accomplished more than ever before. He became both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. The film was critically acclaimed and received four nominations each at the 87th Academy Award and the 68th British Academy Film Awards.

All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Upcoming Exhibitions - Sanaz Mazinani, Imminent Infinite & John Lucas, Snooker: Thailand & Burma

Twenty Thousand Years of Light, 2015 © Sanaz Mazinani / 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery


The gallery is pleased to announce Imminent Infinite, our second solo exhibition by Sanaz Mazinani in Gallery One and our second solo exhibition by John Lucas entitled Snooker: Thailand & Burma in Gallery Two.

SANAZ MAZINANI
Imminent Infinite


Gallery One
Exhibition Dates: October 24 – November 21, 2015
Reception for the Artist: Friday, October 23, 5-9pm

The show debuts photographs made by methodically reconfiguring photographs from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Imminent Infinite uses scientific imagery of star clusters and supernovas that are imbued with the awe-inspiring power of the unknown.

This project is the latest in a series of works that draws from Mazinani’s now decade long cataloguing of imagery sourced from the World Wide Web. For Imminent Infinite, she has culled photographs, shapes, and colour sets endeavouring to assemble ideal compositions that act as portals to metaphysical exploration. Central to Mazinani’s practice is the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. For the artist, visualizations of deep space infer the latent beauty in the unknown. The imagery of the cosmos becomes a metaphorical contrast to the limitations implicit in networks and systems of the post internet age.
In one work, Eclipsing Binaries, a dark quadrilateral rectangle hovers an inch away from the wall. The panel is divided into two parts: on the left is a dark segment of the night sky with hundreds of pinprick stars. The right shows dust clouds and a sparkling cluster of nearly three thousand stars in the Milky Way. The two parts come together much like the eclipsing binaries of hot O-Stars which are perpetually bound to one another by their gravitational forces. The motivation behind this work is the observation of the unknown and its potential for achieving insight — reached through the appreciation of the vastness of the invisible and the intangible. Together, the two discrete portions of the known universe presented in Eclipsing Binaries reference the observable realm as a poetic symbol that creates a palpable feeling of expansion and shifting.

Mazinani is interested in the delicate visual aesthetic of these highly imagined representations of outer space, and their infinite potential synthesized by a powerful resonance in the psyche. Dynamic geometric forms and vivid colours in the series unveil musings on space, perception, and connection. They aim to emphasize the relationship between simplicity and clarity, while simultaneously building a sense of movement that contrasts and resonates in a manner similar to hard-edge painting. By further manipulating these highly processed images, Mazinani raises questions about the existential, or “the imminent infinite” as she defines it.

Sanaz Mazinani was born in Tehran, Iran and now lives and works in San Francisco and Toronto. She obtained her MFA from Stanford University after completing her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University. Mazinani has participated in worldwide exhibitions including Screen and Décor, Southern Alberta Art Gallery; Threshold, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Ones and Zeroes, di Rosa Museum, Napa; Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, Dubai; Image Reality, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt; and Twisted Sisters: Reimaging Urban Portraiture, Museum Bärengasse, Zürich. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank; Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group; Facebook Inc; Kala Art Institute; San Francisco International Airport; and Tabrizi Law Office PC. Mazinani’s artwork has been written about in Artforum, Flash Art, artnet News , Border Crossings, NOW Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Vice’s Creators Project. She has recently received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, and completed a major public piece titled, U.S.A.I.R.A.N. commissioned by Out of the Box Projects in affiliation with the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities.


Untitled #1 Bangkok, 2012 © John Lucas/
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
 
JOHN LUCAS
Snooker: Thailand & Burma

Gallery Two
Exhibition Dates: October 24 – November 21, 2015
Reception for the Artist: Friday, October 23, 5 – 9 pm

Made during his time in Thailand and Burma, this exhibition is a series of photographs captured at multiple snooker halls.
In regards to this series, Lucas said:

This project began in 2012 when I came across a snooker hall in Vietnam. Young men and women moved gracefully between rows of large green felted tables. As sometimes happens in the shortest moment, a creative seed was planted. The time was not right to pursue it, but then I was soon to be in Bangkok where surely snooker halls would be common place. However finding my Bangkok hall, one with a dedicated community of Thai players, proved elusive even with the help of numerous local contacts. I decided that my feet, along with chance encounters, offered the best way forward, and took a Skytrain towards the city’s edge where I started walking, camera in hand, through the sweltering night. Some hours later, hidden in a narrow alley, I found what I wanted, squeezed past a thicket of parked motorbikes and entered a door framed by a string of blue lights. Inside men played while women passed cues, arranged balls and watched. I set out to convey the male players' ; intensity and absorption in the game juxtaposed with the helpers - young brightly dressed and at times bored women. The following year I returned to Asia, this time to Burma as well as Thailand. Snooker places differed while my exploration of composition, colour, and most of all emotional space continued.

Born in London, England in 1942, Lucas studied physics at the University of Bristol and the University of Sussex. He subsequently received a doctorate in materials science, and in 1970 left for Canada where he became a scientist and inventor for the telecommunications and resource industries. Lucas’ work has been seen in several solo and group exhibitions. His photography has taken him from factories in his home city of Montreal to snooker halls in Asia.

 
FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at 
CAMERA 3:00 PM

October 24
CONTACT
Dir. Robert Zemeckis (USA: 1997), 150 min.

October 31
INTERSTELLAR
Dir. Christopher Nolan (USA: 2014), 169 min.

November 7
MOON
Dir. Duncan Jones (UK: 2009), 97 min.

November 14
BARBARELLA
Dir. Roger Vadim (France: 1968), 98 min.

November 21
FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT
Dir. Harvey Wang (USA: 2014), 63 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.