Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gallery Artist Lutz Dille's MoMA, NYC, 1959 Image Showcased by the Canadian Photography Institute

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

Scotiabank announced Friday November 27th a 10 million dollar donation during a news conference in Ottawa. The donation will support the new Canadian Photography Institute, which will be among “the very deepest, most comprehensive and broadly useful public collections of photographs in the world,” said National Gallery director Marc Mayer.

To read the complete article please visit: www.ottawacitizen.com 

Lutz Dille's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

REMINDER! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA Today

November 28th, 3:00pm

KING KONG

Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (USA: 1933), 100 min.

Ranked as one of the greatest horror films of all time, King Kong is the story of a film crew that goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a gigantic, prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong who takes a shine to the blonde female star. The film has been remade twice; 1976 and 2005.
 
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 
 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Interview with Gallery Artist Vid Ingelevics on Berlin Wall Project in University Affairs


"After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, a new, lesser-known chapter in its history began. Many large slabs, not to mention plenty of rubble-turned-souvenirs, began to circulate around the world, landing in various places—everywhere from dresser drawers and presidential libraries to museums, hotel lobbies, eBay and even a vacant lot in downtown Truro, Nova Scotia.

More than 25 years on, two Ryerson University professors in the School of Image Arts, Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics, are trying to track down and document the movement of the wall, in photographs and video, from Berlin to North America. “We refer to it as tracing a mobile ruin,” says Dr. Fitzpatrick, “We are interested in the backstory of how these objects actually get to where they are, and why." - Shawna Wagman

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

Vid Ingelevics artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

November 28th, 3:00pm

KING KONG

Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (USA: 1933), 100 min.

Ranked as one of the greatest horror films of all time, King Kong is the story of a film crew that goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a gigantic, prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong who takes a shine to the blonde female star. The film has been remade twice; 1976 and 2005.
 
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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Announcement! CAMERA's Free Saturday Screening is Full this Week

Our apologies for any inconvenience, but our free screening of From Darkness to Daylight today at 3:00pm is now full. 

Please contact or visit the gallery if you wish to be placed on the waiting list: 416-504-0575
 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Reminder! Last Day to see Sanaz Mazinani's Exhibition "Imminent Infinite"

Please join us tomorrow for the last day to see Imminent Infinite, our second solo exhibition by Sanaz Mazinani. 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.

Sanaz Mazinani artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Imminent Infinite exhibition page: www.bulgergallery.com 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Next Exhibition - Charles Matton, A Photographic Survey



The Grand Piano Tail in the Whitened Windows Living Room, 1986 © Photography Charles Matton, Credit: Estate Charles Matton

The gallery is pleased to present “A Photographic Survey”, our first solo exhibition and Canadian premiere by multitalented French artist Charles Matton. 

CHARLES MATTON
A Photographic Survey

Exhibition Dates: November 28, 2015 – January 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 28, 2-5pm

This exhibition will display a selection of work, including photographs from his very first “Reconstitutions of Sites”, from the early stages of a process started in 1986 which led to his famous “Boxes”. The self-described “manufacturer of images” created these interiors by designing, building, sculpting, painting, and lighting miniaturized sets. Matton then photographed these sets to produce “almost realistic” images depicting a parallel universe of spaces and accessories created by the artist through composition, material, and colour. He carefully crafted lighting, the final step in his process, to break down the appearances into endless interpretations in his obsessive search of reality.

The N.Y. Bow Window N.Y. with Urbain, the Bull-terrier, 1987 © Photography Charles Matton, Credit: Estate Charles Matton

From 1960 to 1983 Matton stopped exhibiting publicly and focused on painting for himself and a small group of collectors. During this time he worked as an illustrator for Esquire magazine, as well as Christian Bourgois Publisher and Le Club Français du Livre, among others. Matton also worked in stage design and was the screenwriter and director for six films, including his internationally acclaimed 1998 film Rembrandt, with actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, which earned the 1997 French Grand Prix for best script.

Alberto Giacometti's Studio box with Charles Matton's hand, 1986 © Photography Charles Matton, Credit: Estate Charles Matton

Charles Matton was born in Paris in 1931 where he lived until his death in 2008.  He has been written about in publications by French philosophers such as Jean Beaudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Alain Finkielkraut, and in publications including ARTNews, ArtForum, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Art in America, and LA Weekly, as well as most French international press, including FMR magazine. His  work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; AVA Gallery, London; Michael Haas Gallery, Berlin; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Städtische Museen, Germany; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China; and Forum Gallery, New York and Los Angeles. His work can be found in public collections including the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; a permanent installation at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; and many private collections, including the Me Collection, Berlin.

A White draped Couch in a white Space, 1987 © Photography Charles Matton, Credit: Estate Charles Matton


FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

Join us for a weekly 2pm screening of the short film Charles Matton: A Visible Tale, followed by our regular 3pm screening.

2:00 PM, Every Saturday from November 28-19 and January 9-16

CHARLES MATTON: A Visible Tale
Dir. Sylvie Matton (France: 2009), 43 mins

November 28

KING KONG
Dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (USA: 1933), 100 min.

December 5

POLTERGEIST
Dir. Tobe Hooper (USA: 1982), 114 min.

December 12

BATMAN
Dir. Tim Burton (USA: 1989), 126 min.

December 19 – Holiday Double Feature

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Dir. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam (USA: 1966), 26 min.

ELF
Dir. Jon Favreau (USA: 2003), 97 min.

December 26 - No Screening
January 2 - No Screening

January 9 

HUGO
Dir. Martin Scorsese (USA: 2011), 126 min.

January 16

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Dir. Wes Anderson (USA: 2014), 99 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.