Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Detailed Look at "PhotoLab 1: Window as Metaphor in PhotoLab's Inaugural" Exhibition Currently on Display at The National Gallery of Canada

Martinsville, Indiana, 2006 © Phil Bergerson /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Featuring the work of gallery artist Phil Bergerson, the National Gallery of Canada's "Magazine" reviews PhotoLab 1: Window as Metaphor in PhotoLab's Inaugural an exhibition that examines artists' fascination with windows for centuries:

"In photography, the transparency and reflectivity of glass as both a subject and symbol have made windows a particularly popular theme. Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been attracted to the subject, whether as an exploration of still life, portraiture, popular culture or even abstraction. With their ability to both reveal and obscure, to challenge ideas about the viewer and the viewed, or to dissolve the boundaries of inside and outside space, windows have been used as a metaphor for the act of looking itself."

To read the complete article please visit: www.ngcmagazine.ca


Phil Bergerson's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday December 3rd, 3:00pm

BELLE & SEBASTIEN
Dir. Nicolas Vanier (France: 2013), 95 min.


Based on the novel Belle et Sébastien, “Belle & Sebastien” is a French adventure film about a sever-year-old orphan boy and his dog who look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA Today

Saturday November 26th, 3:00pm

SWISS ARMY MAN
Dir. Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (USA: 2016), 95 min.

Written and directed by The DANIELS, “Swiss Army Man” is a comedy-drama film that tells the story of a hopeless man stranded on a deserted island who befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.


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.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Upcoming Panels Including Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta in London, United Kingdom

Mehrauli, Delhi / Jeffrey Road, London, 2003 © Sunil Gupta /
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
AUTOGRAPH EVENTS:
Decolonial Politics Today?
Wednesday November 30, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Rivington Place
London, UK

How do notions of the ‘decolonial' continue to challenge the violence of colonial pasts and present? A contested term within the visual arts and wider cultural debates, this event reflects on the current status of 'decolonial' activity in the visual arts, and explores what kind of politics are being produced.

This discussion will ask probing questions about what we mean by the decolonial and what we aspire to produce through such work. What would decolonized public spaces and institutions look like? How might this reject simple narratives of inclusion?

Is current decolonial activity fulfilling a disruptive political and intellectual agenda? And who has the right to speak and act on behalf of a decolonial politics?

The panel will include Alanna Lockward and Sunil Gupta, chaired by Autograph ABP Director Mark Sealy.

For more information please visit: www.autograph-abp.co.uk


TATE RESEARCH CENTRE: ASIA SEMINAR
Transnationalism in Practice: Strategies of Affect
Wednesday December 7, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Manton Studio, Tate Britain
London, UK

This seminar examines two approaches to transnational artistic and curatorial production in London, and will invite Sunil Gupta and Grant Watson to revisit key projects with an emphasis on research and practice in South Asia.


Leela Gandhi’s book Affective Communities (2006) recuperated micro-narratives, moments of anti-imperial resistance and political strategies that created a shared solidarity between queer and postcolonial communities. As curators negotiate unprecedented access to international art, this seminar will reconsider recent exhibition histories through alternative curatorial models that deploy international networks of shared knowledge, radical practice, resistance or refusal.

This discussion is informed by the Bhupen Khakhar retrospective at Tate Modern that closed in November, and precedes Queer British Art at Tate Britain next April. Following the presentations, the panel will be chaired by Nada Raza, the Research Curator at Tate Research Centre: Asia and the curator of the Bhupen Khakhar exhibition.


For more information please visit: www.tate.org.uk

Alex Webb's "La Calle: Photographs From Mexico" Exhibition at Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

Nuevo Laredo Mexico, 1996 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

Alex Webb: La Calle: Photographs From Mexico
November 15, 2016 until January 7, 2017


For over 30 years and in more than 40 trips, photographer Alex Webb (b. 1952) has traversed the streets of Mexico. His first visit, in 1975, introduced him to the rich culture and people, enticing him to go back, time and again.

With the publication of Webb's most recent book, we are pleased to present a 60-piece traveling exhibit organized by Aperture Foundation and Fundación Televisa. In La Calle, the magic, mystery, and shadows of our complex neighbor are revealed through the mastery of Webb's receptive eye. Part documentarian, part lover, Webb both surrenders to and collaborates with the street, creating a layered, complicated portrait of the seductive muse that is Mexico. 


Etherton Gallery
135 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: 520.624.7370
Fax: 520.792.4569
Email: info@ethertongallery.com
Web: www.ethertongallery.com


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday November 26th, 3:00pm

SWISS ARMY MAN
Dir. Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (USA: 2016), 95 min.

Written and directed by The DANIELS, “Swiss Army Man” is a comedy-drama film that tells the story of a hopeless man stranded on a deserted island who befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.


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, November 22, 2016

Kansas City's KCUR Interviews Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Dave Heath's Current Exhibtion "Multitude, Solitude"

"The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has the largest institutional holding of Heath's work in the United States, and the museum's new exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath — with nearly 200 photographs from the late 1940s to 2007, from black and white to color — explores themes of loneliness and the desire for connection. 

Heath was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and experienced a troubled childhood. By the age of four, he'd been abandoned by both of his parents; he grew up in a series of foster homes and an orphanage. As a teenager, Heath discovered photography, and he considered it his salvation.

Keith F. Davis, senior curator of photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, has been a fan of Heath's work since the 1970s when he was a student of photography. Davis began acquiring Heath's prints in the 1980s as chief curator of the Hallmark Photographic Collection, which, in 2005, was donated to The Nelson-Atkins." - Laura Spencer, November 18, 2016

To read the complete article and listen to the interview please visit: www.kcur.org

Dave Heath's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening Today at CAMERA


Saturday November 19th, 3:00pm

AMARCORD
Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1973), 123 min.

Directed by Federico Fellini and winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Amarcord is a series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in the Italian village of Rimini in the 1930s during the reign of Mussolini.


CAMERA: 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, November 17, 2016

Upcoming Exhibition - Scott Conarroe - Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze


Exhibition Dates:
November 26, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 2-5pm


The gallery is pleased to present “Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze”, our fourth solo exhibition of work by Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe.

"Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze” considers the moveable boundaries that select Alpine states devised in response to glacial melting and drifting watersheds. As permafrost in the Alps retreats to cooler elevations, the terrain below disintegrates and these landscapes no longer conform to the borders established in the last century. Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and France have rendered boundaries fluid through a series of bilateral agreements. In the coming decades when their geographies re-stabilize, new frontiers will be drawn to honour their various treaties. This willingness to re-imagine conventions of autonomy is one scant silver lining of glacial extinction. These vistas are lovely but far from pristine; they simultaneously contain the aftermath of our Industrial Age and an avant-garde view of statecraft for an era increasingly defined by climate change. “Frontière”, “Frontiera”, and “Grenze” are, respectively, French, Italian and German words for “border”.



Glacier Du Tacul, France, 2013 © Scott Conarroe / Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery

Conarroe’s sweeping vistas are imbued with his command of light and colour, and emphasize his fascination with a landscape affected by human existence. His photographs are also evidence of his remarkable stamina for journeying. Previous projects saw him zig-zag across and circumnavigate North America. For this project, he spent several years locating remote vantage points in order to fully capture the scope of this region between countries.


WeisseeJoch & Weisskugelspitz, Italy, 2014 © Scott Conarroe / Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery

Scott Conarroe (b. Edmonton, 1974) holds a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include a two-person show with the legendary mountaineer and photographer Vittorio Sella at Photographica Fine Art Gallery (Lugano, Switzerland, 2016), and the group show CALAMITA/À at Matèria (Rome, Italy). His work has been collected by many institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada, Stadt Zürich, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. His first monograph, By Rail and By Sea, was published by Black Dog Publishing (London, UK) in 2015. Scott will be an Artist in Residence at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC) in the coming spring.


Zmutt Gletscher, Switzerland, 2014 © Scott Conarroe / Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery

This work was made possible with a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and support from The Canada Council for the Arts, Light Work, and ArtBellwald.ch. “Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze” is part of Project Pressure.

  

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

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

November 26
SWISS ARMY MAN
Dir. Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (USA: 2016), 95 min.

December 3
BELLE & SEBASTIEN
Dir. Nicolas Vanier (France: 2013), 95 min.

December 10
AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ
Dir. Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci (France: 2016), 105 min.

December 17 - Holiday Double FeatureHOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Dir. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam (USA: 1966), 26 min.
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
Dir. Chris Columbus (USA: 1992), 120 min.

December 24 - Saturday Free Screenings, Closed for the Holidays
 
December 31 - Saturday Free Screenings, Closed for the Holidays

January 7
THE LAST WINTER
Dir. Larry Fressenden (USA: 2006), 101 min.

January 14
ECHOES OF HOME
Dir. Stefan Schwietert (Switzerland: 2007), 82 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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA


Saturday November 19th, 3:00pm

AMARCORD
Dir. Federico Fellini (Italy: 1973), 123 min.

Directed by Federico Fellini and winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Amarcord is a series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in the Italian village of Rimini in the 1930s during the reign of Mussolini.


CAMERA: 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.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Vice Interviews Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta on His New Publication "DELHI: Communities of Belonging"


© Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh
"Photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh met at an HIV conference in Delhi in 2009. Both had been a part of India's queer scene for years. Gupta had been photographing LGBT Indians since the 1980s, and had recently moved back to Delhi from London. Singh had worked to build a network of public health educators for working-class queer men in Delhi. Immediately, the two began talking about ways to interact with and capture what it is like to be queer in India.

So when Gupta and Singh were asked by the New Press to put together a book showing the ways India's LGBT scene had evolved over the years, they knew they'd be in for a big challenge. Not only is it hard to gain the trust of Indians' LGBT community and navigate secretive queer spaces, it's also hard to translate those spaces into something readable to a global audience without glossing over the thins that make India special. But in Delhi: Communities of Belonging, the duo have managed to paint an intimate portrait of Delhi's queer scene that still feels universal. Through photos and text, the book follows several queer Indians as they navigate their daily lives, such as closeted men with wives and children who go cruising in secret, and openly gay couples who fear that one day they will be persecuted for their relationship." - Peter Moskowitz, Vice, November 2016

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


Sunil Gupta's artist page:  www.bulgergallery.com

Delhi: Communities of Belonging
Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh
978-1620972656
$ 32. 95 + HST


To purchase a copy of the book please visit: www.bulgergallery.com

Reminder! Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

Saturday November 12th, 3:00pm

WILD STRAWBERRIES
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden: 1957), 90 min.


Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman Wild Strawberries is a Swedish film that tells the story of an elderly medical professor traveling to accept an honorary degree. Conversations and incidents along the journey and intermixed with dreams and memories which force the man to confront the emptiness of his existence.

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.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Reminder! Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Apply for the CLAGS Fall Fellowships and Awards

The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities. By sponsoring public programs and conferences, offering fellowships to individual scholars, and functioning as an indispensable conduit of information, CLAGS serves as a national center for the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change.

For more information and admission guidelines please visit: www.clags.org
Submissions for the following Fall Fellowships are due November 15th:

The Robert Giard Fellowship Award in Moving Image

An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist, from any country, working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video.  The award now alternates annually between artists working with still image (photography) and those working with moving image (video or film).  This year's fellowship will be awarded to an artist working in moving image (video or film). In either case, this award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.
Award
: $7,500
Application due
: November 15, 2016

Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award

An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience. University affiliation is not necessary.
Award
: $2,500
Application due
: November 15, 2016

Student Travel Award

Each year, CLAGS sponsors two student travel awards open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to a student presenting subject matter that addresses gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender issues in their respective field. Presentations can be for conferences held in the U.S. or abroad.
Award
: $250
Application due
: November 15, 2016