Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday September 3rd, 3:00pm

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Dir. Malik Bendjelloul (UK: 2012), 86 min.

A documentary about two South Africans fans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller Sixto Rodriguez, whose album “Cold Fact” was inspirational to white liberal youths protesting in apartheid-era South Africa.


CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca

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.
 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ontario Place Opens Its Doors After Four Years with an Art Festival Featuring Installation by Gallery Artist Max Dean


The Gross Clinic, 2016 © Max Dean /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery


Murray White of the Toronto Star delves into the much anticipated In/Future visual art and music festival opening at Ontario Place. The opening installations features a body of work by gallery artist Max Dean who incorporates the salvaged figures from the original Wilderness Adventure ride.

"In/Future is no small feat. By the time of its opening, more than 60 art installations will fill the west island, inside and out. The Small World music festival is making its home inside In/Future this year, which means more than 40 concerts on the site over its 10-day run."

The In/Future Festival takes place from Sept. 15 to 25 on Ontario Place’s west island. See infuture.ca for tickets and information.

For more information please visit: www.thestar.com

Max Dean's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Featured Image:  Max Dean, The Gross Clinic, 2016. Dean salvaged about a dozen broken-down animatronic figures, including this bull moose, from Ontario Place in the winter, with a mind to putting them back in September as a sculptural installation for In/Future. He also made photographs, including this one, which is modeled after a classic painting by Thomas Eakins.

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico Exhibtion and Book Launch at Aperture Gallery September 7 to October 26, 2016

Nuevo Laredo Mexico, 1996 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos 
"La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007.... Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.–Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls “Mexicanism—delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve.” La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether—albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb’s first trips to the country."

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico
September 7th to October 26th, 2016


Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7: 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Aperture Foundation

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001
Phone: 212.505.5555

Aperture Gallery hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Accompanying publication:

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico 
(Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016), texts by Guillermo Arriaga, Álvaro Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Mónica de la Torre

Accompanying workshop:
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Finding Your Vision, Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016. Please visit  aperture.org/workshops-classes/webb2016/ for more information.
For more information please visit:  www.aperture.org

Alex Webb artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA Today

Saturday August 27th, 3:00pm

SMASH HIS CAMERA
Dir. Leon Gast (USA: 2010), 87 min.


A film centering on the life and career of paparazzi Photographer Ron Galella. The film won the Directing Award Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.




CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca


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.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Robert Frank Documentary "Don't Blink" Directed by Laura Israel Screening in Toronto August 26th-31st

Isn't It Wonderful Just To Be Alive, 1971 © Robert Frank / 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Robert Frank is gloriously notorious. He is the groundbreaking photographer of The Americans; the iconoclastic director of Pull My Daisy and Cocksucker Blues; a difficult (almost impossible) interview subject; a rejecter of wealth and celebrity; a man whose ‘sympathies were with people who struggled,’ who has a ‘mistrust of people who made the rules.’

He was also a father to a daughter, Andrea, and a son, Pablo, who both died young. His work is emotional and impulsive. Filmmaker Richard Linklater describes Frank, who emigrated to the United States from Switzerland in the 1940s, beautifully as “a restless, searching artist pushing the boundaries of the documentary, experimental, and more traditional narrative forms.” Fans will be giddy with the unprecedented access to Frank—and his irrepressible irascibility, energy, and humor—this film offers. Those uninitiated into the cult of Robert Frank should be prepared for a wild and wonderful ride.
— Courtney Reid-Eaton, Full Frame Documentary Festival

TIFF Lightbox, Toronto Canada
August 26 - August 31
26 AUG 2016: Don't Blink - Robert Frank at
TIFF Bell Lightbox @ TIFF

For more information please visit: www.dontblinkrobertfrank.com

Robert Frank's artist page:  www.bulgergallery.com

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe's "Swans, Virginia Beach, VA, 2009" Stands Out in Newly Renovated Toronto Home

Swans, Virginia Beach, VA, 2009 © Scott Conarroe /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Iris Benarola of the National Post reveals the newly renovated wonders of a Toronto home. Featured in the home owner and collector's dining room is a print of Swans, Virginia Beach, VA, 2009 by gallery artist Scott Conarroe. The print complements the room, but also adds a splash of colour to the design.

To read the complete article please visit: www.news.nationalpost.com

Scott Conarroe's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com
 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday August 27th, 3:00pm

SMASH HIS CAMERA

Dir. Leon Gast (USA: 2010), 87 min.

A film centering on the life and career of paparazzi Photographer Ron Galella. The film won the Directing Award Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Camera Bar: www.camerabar.ca


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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gallery Artist Elliott Erwitt Exhibition "Home Around the World" Currently on Display at the Harry Ranson Center, Austin Texas

Felix, Gladys and Rover, NYC, 1974 © Elliott Erwitt /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World August 15, 2016–January 1, 2017
 
"Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928) has created some of the most celebrated photographs of the past century. Erwitt's photographs have been published in countless international magazines and newspapers, and, more recently, in delightful books presenting his persistent interests and recurring subjects, such as museums and beaches, women and children, and, of course, dogs. Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World presents more than 200 of these remarkable images, along with contact sheets, advertisements, books, and magazines, as well as a selection of videos representing Erwitt's work in motion pictures."

Location:
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
1-512-471-8944

Hours:
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Admission:
Admission is free. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.


For more information please visit:  www.hrc.utexas.edu

Elliott Erwitt's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

August 20, 3:00pm

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

Dir. Banksy (USA: 2010), 87 min.

“Exit through the Gift Shop” is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of shop-keeper Theirry Guettea and his obsession with street art. The film introduces viewers to a host of street artists, and to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca


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. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA


August 20, 3:00pm

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Dir. Banksy (USA: 2010), 87 min.

“Exit through the Gift Shop” is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of shop-keeper Theirry Guettea and his obsession with street art. The film introduces viewers to a host of street artists, and to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

CAMERA Bar: www.camerabar.ca


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.