Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Upcoming Exhibition - Joel Meyerowitz: Survey & Book Launches - Bertrand Carrière: Le Capteur and Sarah Bassnett: Picturing Toronto

The gallery is pleased to present “Survey”, our first solo exhibition of work by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz.


Exhibition Dates: May 7 – June 18, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2-5pm

Meyerowitz, born in 1938 in New York City, began taking photographs in 1962. Although he has always seen himself as a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, he transformed the genre with his pioneering use of colour.  As an early advocate of colour photography in the mid 1960’s, Meyerowitz was instrumental in changing the attitude toward the use of colour photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance.

Anawanda Lake, New York, 1970 © Joel Meyerowitz,
Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
This exhibition displays a selection of key black and white images from early works that captured the attention of influential curators. Also included are early colour works from Europe in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, which illustrate his mastery of composing with colour as well as form. Pivotal images from Meyerowitz’s famed series “Cape Light” illustrate his ability to transform the elements of light and colour into content. Lastly, a suite of recently commissioned works of objects in the Morandi Studio reveal a photographer still in his prime.

Ballston Beach, Truro, Massachusetts, 1977 © Joel Meyerowitz,
Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

 He is the author of over a dozen photography books, including Cape Light, New York Graphic Society, 1978; The Arch, New York Graphic Society, 1988; Redheads, Rizzoli, 1990; Joel Meyerowitz (Phaidon 55’s), Phaidon Press, 2001; Aftermath, Phaidon Press, 2006; Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, Aperture, 2009; and Taking My Time, Phaidon Press, 2012.  Images from the publication Aftermath were taken when Meyerowitz was the only photographer to be given unimpeded access to Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11. The images he captured formed the foundation of a major national archive and an exhibition of selected images, which has travelled to more than 200 cities in 60 countries.

 Morandi’s Objects, Glass Decanter, 2015 © Joel Meyerowitz,
Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Meyerowitz has lectured at institutions such as the New York Public Library; New York Institute of the Humanities; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Jeu de Paume, Paris; as well as many Colleges and Universities throughout the United States.  His work has been written about in publications such as ARTnews, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and People Magazine.  In 2002, Meyerowitz represented the United States at the Venice Biennale for Architecture. He has been the recipient of over a dozen awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.  His work can be found in many major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Note: The price list will be made public on May 7th.

Book Launch - Le Capteur by Bertrand Carrière
Athens, Greece, 2012 © Bertrand Carrière
 Date: April 30th, 2pm-5pm 

Stephen Bulger Gallery invites you to the launch of Bertrand Carrière’s newest publication “Le Capteur”  The artist will be present.

For years now, Bertrand Carrière has been working on a photographic journal, in parallel to his documentary projects. Le Capteur was first conceived out of 42 artists books he produced during this 10 year process. These books enable him to explore the many aspects of his work and are the meeting place where images collide and relate. In a distillation process, the journal looses here its chronological aspects and the usual thematic structure to become a new book, where images meet in improbable ways.

With this new project, Carrière continues his search for the small, marginal moments, details that mark his way, his family life, his travels, be they dark or luminous. Using motifs and recurring signs, he slowly builds an inner territory, a personal atlas, where the strange and the ordinary meet.

Carrière also gives us notes from his diary, a series of lists, that act as counterpoints to the photographs. Conceived in the flow of the everyday, these poetic texts allow the construction of a constellation of mental images which, by accumulation, become written contact sheets, accompanying the remarkable intensity of his photographs.

200 pages, 142 Photographs, Edition of 300, Hardcover, ISBN 978-2-9813427-6-8

Book Launch – Picturing Toronto by Sarah Bassnett

Date: May 28th, 2pm-5pm

Picturing Toronto investigates photography’s role in the liberal reform of early twentieth-century Toronto. It shows how photographs by Arthur Goss and others were at the heart of debates over what the city of Toronto should look like, how it should operate, and under what conditions it was considered appropriate for people to live.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

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

May 7
Dir. Joel Meyerowitz (USA: 1999), 79 min.

May 14
Dir. Ralph Goertz (Germany: 2015), 60 min.

May 21
8 1/2 
Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1963), 138 min.

May 28
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan (USA: 1983), 105 min.

June 4
Dir. Wim Wenders (West Germany: 1984), 147 min.

June 11
Dir. Wim Wenders (West Germany: 1987), 128 min.

June 18
Dir. James L. Brooks (USA: 1987), 133 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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